We are very excited to announce that the Breakfast speaker has been confirmed!
Wendy Duncan: Company Director, Regional Development
I have over 25 years' experience in pursuing my passion for regional development and economic diversification in WA with a particular focus on health, education and Aboriginal advancement. In my leadership roles I have aimed for consensus and fully utilising the talents of a team to achieve the vision of the organisation or enterprise. I have experience in local government community development and strategic planning, and as manager for small business and rural enterprises. My involvement with The Nationals WA include first female President as well as first female leader in the Legislative Council. In those roles I worked with Brendon Grylls to develop the Royalties for Regions policy. I held three seats in the Western Australian Parliament â€“ Agricultural Region and Mining and Pastoral in the Legislative Council and Member for Kalgoorlie and Deputy Speaker in the Legislative Assembly. I completed the AICD Company Directors Course in March 2016. Since retiring from Parliament I have continued my interests in regional development as patron of the WA School of Mines Alumni, Deputy Chair of Earbus Foundation, Committee Member of the Federal Government Regional Telecommunications Independent Review and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors South West Committee.
Stay tuned for more updates.
State of Training Forum
Thursday 15 August 2019
Quality Hotel Lighthouse, Bunbury WA
Join meat industry trainers, processors, researchers and related personnel for a one-day State of Training Forum which features cutting edge industry developments, training initiatives and much more.
The Quality Hotel Lighthouse provides panoramic ocean views right across the Indian Ocean and is located just steps to pristine beaches and 2 minutes to the city centre.
Event 1: Rural Women's Breakfast, with guest speaker
Presented in partnership with the Rural, Regional, Remote Women's Network of WA
Event 2: One day Training Forum,
Presented in partnership with the Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council, WA
Featuring presentations on:
- State government policy and directions
- Identifying training and skills priorities
- Roles and responsibilities of ASNs
- The AMP Australian Meat Industry Training Package
- Providing training for feedlots
- Attracting young people to rural careers
- Story of a family processing business
- Growing business as an independent butcher
- Selling local product overseas
- Celebrating student achievement stories from three students
- Developing a training strategy for the poultry processing industry
(Note some of these presentations are still to be confirmed and the program may change)
Event 3: Networking dinner
Join industry friends and guests for dinner at the Geographe Room of the Quality Hotel Lighthouse.
Light entertainment included.