Know your Mindset. Lead the Recovery

Training for rural leaders building back

Leading rural people through adversity is rewarding - but can be tough and sometimes lonely.

That’s why we’re delivering Know your Mindset. Lead the Recovery - a short, online programme supporting food & fibre leaders to manage the multiple pressures of leadership in times of challenge.

Designed for men and women leading others across farms, orchards, agribusinesses and rural professional services - you’ll connect with others to face common leadership wellbeing issues together.

You’ll learn how stress affects your ability to plan and act effectively, gain practical tools to notice stress in others and learn how to lead people through crisis.  

Running online across two evenings, ‘Know your Mindset. Lead the Recovery’ is presented by a registered Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Organisational Psychologist, alongside AWDT facilitators who lead breakout spaces where participants connect to share stories and support each other.  Come and join us.



  1. Understand the impact that uncertainty, disruption & change might have on your thinking and behaviour.  Create a firm personal base from which to lead.
  2. Develop a shared understanding of how to talk with and support others.
  3. Be aware of traps for leaders - and tools to navigate in working withj people, stress and emotions.
  4. Identify positive changes you can make in your leadership and build a realistic action plan.


If you have a group together (14 or more) that wants to do the programme please get in touch with us directly and we can arrange one for you.

Our programmes for individuals, partners and smaller teams are now full.  You can register your interest in a future programme below and we will be in touch when we have one scheduled.

Programme Session 1 Session 2
Online 3
- Programme full
Tue 27 Feb 6:30 - 8:00pm Tue 5 Mar 6:30 - 8:30pm
Online 4
- Programme full
Tue 12 Mar 9:00 - 10:30am Tue 19 Mar 9:00 - 11:00am


Leading the recovery

While everyone will take something different away from ‘Know Your Mindset. Leading the Recovery’, previous participants told us that the training helped them to:

  • Feel less alone by connecting with others with similar stories about stress or pressure
  • Listen better and open up conversations by acknowledging the stress that your people might be feeling
  • Reflect on workplace culture and take practical steps to change behaviour in the team
  • Share some of the tools with teams to support wellbeing
  • Develop more empathy
  • Recognise the importance of personal wellbeing and make time for things that ‘fill my cup’
  • Be more deliberate with the to-do list – focus on the important things over the small stuff
  • Demonstrate personal or family values in a business

Thanks to our partners 


Register interest for a future programme

  • Training for rural leaders building back


Two online evening sessions, one week apart. 


Grass roots rural leaders – both behind and straddling the farm gate. Rural professionals & supporters of rural leaders. Each programme is limited to 20 participants.


Session 1 Understand the impact that uncertainty, disruption & change might have on your thinking and behaviour.  Create a firm personal base from which to lead. 

Session 2 Learn how to support others through uncertainty and build your leadership action plan.


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