Next Level

Leadership unleashed

'Next Level' is AWDT's new six-month leadership programe that supports the aspirations of women involved in New Zealand's primary sector and rural communities.

Taking a holistic approach, Next Level combines individual learning and support with the power of a group of like-minded women in a trusted environment.

Participants are engaged and challenged by cutting-edge content delivered by leading experts in a highly-supportive environment of personalised learning.

Download the programme flier here.


2020 Dates and locations

Palmerston North Module one
3, 4, 5 Mar
Module two
15, 16, 17 Sep
Christchurch Module one
17, 18, 19 Mar
Module two
22, 23, 24 Sep

Next Level is open to all farming and industry women. Each programme is limited to 15 participants.

The investment of Next Level is $3000 + GST. A non-refundable deposit of $250 +GST is required to confirm your registration. To register your place, select 'Register for Next Level 2020' below. 

You can view our fee refund policy here.



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Programme content

In our 6 months together we will:

  • Discover what holds you back, gain the confidence and courage to propel forward
  • Find new ways to lead and influence positive change
  • Understand governance and pathways to governance
  • Own communication skills that don't wilt under pressure
  • Connect with your tribe of like-minded, supportive women
  • Clarify your future direction, create a personal plan of action

Programme details

Two locations: Palmerston North and Christchurch

Two 2.5-day, face-to-face modules

Adaptive learning through your choice of six online learning modules

Two individual executive coaching sessions between modules

A maximum of 15 participants per programme


Feedback from Next Level Alumni 2019

“ I thought I was on a mission to find my "why". Actually I had that all along, it was my "how" that needed clarity. I now see myself as a leader and endeavour to always act as a leader, using a positive voice to advocate for and influence within our industry and community.”

“Next Level has refocused me - made me consider further education, broadening my networks and being part of governance roles outside of my business.”


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