Issue 15
Monday, 29 August 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Agriculture and rural operations lecturer Alison Haines. Image courtesy Katherine Times
Agriculture and rural operations lecturer Alison Haines. Image courtesy Katherine Times

Katherine lecturer wins industry scholarship

By Patrick Nelson

A Charles Darwin University lecturer in Katherine is one of just six recipients to have won a prestigious agriculture industry leadership scholarship. 

Alison Haines said that winning the Australian Beef Industry Foundation scholarship had allowed her to realise a long-term ambition to study at Marcus Oldham College in Victoria.

“I’ve just returned home after participating in a five-day program designed to prepare participants for leadership roles in the agricultural industry,” Ms Haines said.

“A foundation was set on the first day when we discussed the important distinctions between leadership and management.

“Later in the week we looked at conflict management, effective team building and change management within an organisation and industry.”

Based at Katherine Rural Campus, Ms Haines manages a team of trainers who provide nationally recognised instruction to cattle station workers.

“The workshop has left me better equipped to promote positive change in the way skills and knowledge training is delivered and assessed across the beef cattle industry.

“I feel better able to help my team create partnerships that allow for the expansion of our team, range of courses, increased delivery locations and services to the beef cattle industry.”