Over the years I have worked with some extra-ordinary people. One of those is Changeologist Les Robinson
My big question “what does it take to drive meaningful change” starts with a lot of reflection on what meaningful change looks like for you and the people/organisations you are working with and successfully defining the joint vision.
At Action4Agriculture we are disciples of Les’ work in this space. Les is a big believer in keeping it simple.
Another brains trust we love working with at Action4Agriculture is Professor Felicity Blackstock who is a learning and development guru.
Felicity and I were recently discussing the evaluation of our Action4Youth Workforce Roadmap Model project and Felicity asked me the BIG Question – what does meaningful change look like?
When you are trying to drive change you have to be able to clearly identify the problem. The research is in – Secondary School students need universal access to high quality work based learning and industry has been identified as part of the problem
So what would meaningful impact look like for me
- agricultural employers can clearly articulate the ROI for providing work-based learning for school students
- agricultural employers are confident they have the skills and knowledge and mentoring capacity to ensure students can use their work based learning time effectively
- agricultural employers commit the time and energy into learning how to engage with workplace learning providers and young people
The pièce de résistance for me is having a cohort of facilitators who have the capacity to deliver workshops for all 12 career management competencies for the Australian Blueprint for students – how rewarding is that
Superstars like Josh Farr