Insights into client needs and a practical understanding of a wide range of industry sectors means a high probability of uptake and on ground impact.
Our delivery approach and skill base means services are delivered on time, on budget and to a high standard.
As a result, industry is positioned to be responsive and competitive, into the future, through better adoption of research and development.
Our Industry Development services are available stand alone or packaged to meet individual industry needs.
Tailored project briefs or tenders are possible where project requirements are specified by industry.
Agricultural Extension Programs
Communicate best management practices, practical case studies and on ground benefits.
Increase awareness of initiatives and improve adoption of research and development, resulting in on ground change for your industry.
Engage with industry groups to review research, new innovations and trial results and present them in a way so they can be practically used by industry stakeholders. We have industry knowledge and awareness across a wide range of sectors. Our technical, communication and facilitation skills mean stakeholders are engaged.
With an ability to present information at an appropriate level, and present products in a variety of formats, means that participation and uptake is enhanced and change management is achieved.
Program and Project Management
Leverage industry investment to build proactive and effective industry networks and initiatives. Ensure industry achieves strategic outcomes with effective management of programs and projects.
Efficient Program and Project Management ensures industry investment in programs and projects generates maximum return to move your industry forward.
We can develop and maintain industry networks to facilitate knowledge and skill development. We will improve adoption of research and development for technical or business management information.
We have a project management and review system that assists project design and tracks project delivery. Our sound communication skills, and the ability to engage with stakeholders and industry organisations, mean commitment and involvement from industry is enhanced. Our breadth of industry knowledge and awareness means previous experience is leveraged. We can effectively manage subcontractors to broaden project delivery networks and outcomes.
Industry Planning and Development
Building industry value through strategic planning and support to implement new business ventures.
We offer services to help industries identify and plan to address strategic issues to help move your industry forward.
Giving you a vision, purpose, values and industry objectives, ensuring that an environmental analysis and an action plan for the future are developed. Strategic planning helps organisations consider their purpose, goals and objectives and how to achieve them.
Our experience includes developing strategic plans, knowledge and awareness across a range of industries, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and reporting skills that support this service.
Business Venture Development
Increase the probability of success for your new business venture. We can offer you support in a range of areas. These include business planning, enterprise assessment, marketing, business systems, financial management, human resource management and corporate governance. It also includes coaching and mentoring support for ongoing operations.
We offer experience in working across a wide range of industries and business types. Well developed communication skills, and experience in entrepreneurship, commercialisation and business management support this service.
Provide industry connection and benefit through insightful on ground analysis for diverse industries.
Improve your industry performance by understanding stakeholders businesses, communicating successes and improving opportunities.
Our benchmarking tool, SnapShot™, is a health check for your industry. It is a simple business review tool that can identify strengths and weaknesses, monitor business performance and compare individual business trends to others. SnapShot can be modified to meet individual industry needs, or we can deliver using existing industry systems.
We offer experience in benchmarking across a wide range of industries. Delivery can be in groups, for individuals or remotely. Well developed facilitation, analysis and reporting skills, and the ability to inform future investment for industry impact, support this service.
Targeted and practical training programs that deliver high value outcomes.
People who enroll in a Management Training course identify that they either lack the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle a range of farm and business management issues or opportunities. A common question we receive is ‘where do I start?’
Rural Directions provides a starting point through the delivery of short training courses. We provide your business with independent, relevant and practical information, tools and processes that can be applied immediately following the face to face training session.
Training is delivered by members of our team in an encouraging and supportive group environment. The delivery team is committed to excellence in consultancy and training practice to provide you with motivating learning experiences to create a profitable and innovative business.
Developing the leadership capacity of people at the community, region and industry level.
Rural Directions has a track record in delivery of practical, relevant leadership programs within the agribusiness industry and regionally. Our delivery focuses on building individual self awareness and competency in personal effectiveness, management and leadership. This allows participants to effectively take on leadership roles with their business, communities or industries.
We strive to develop our clients confidence in both management and leadership. In regional communities and small business, often leaders need to take both a leadership role and a management role. We provide a balanced approach to developing capacity through demonstration and practice of practical tools and systems.
Our capacity building programs are tailored to the target group, and welcome the engagement in new programs in new locations, industries or community organisations. We strive to contribute to the development of resilience in our regions and have a strong emphasis on supporting implementation and practice change.