On Farm Community Programme 2018/19
10 ‘On Farm Community’ programmes in Wine
‘On Farm Community’ Programmes – part of the Ethical Support Programmes at WIETA
Focussing on owner, tenant and community relationships and good management
The unique dynamics of both working and living together it often found on farms within the wine sector. This programme aims to engage with those living on the farms to reflect and use their individual and collective insights and skills to meaningfully contribute to the realities and challenges that those environments bring, so that they themselves can design and affect the solutions.
This is an exciting opportunity, in association and consultation with Cellars, to add value to the farms in facilitating positive shifts in relationships and productivity. The On Farm housing programme impacts ethical trading sustainability success as it is supports both workplace productivity and social and community cohesion.
Components of the Programme
Foundations of Personal leadership (FPL) – 2-days
FPL starts building personal self worth and confidence in order to responsibly and positively participate in community life. Men and Women attend separately due to gender sensitivity, different personal roles, played in/around the farm and housing is discussed to build insight and confidence, similar themes are addressed in both groups. Discussions speak to both personal and interpersonal (community) emotional intelligences, preparing for a more collaborative follow up during FHC
Foundations of Healthy Community (FHC) – 1-day
FHC builds collective insights and skills to manage a responsible, ethical and thriving farm community through improved relationships and communication. This session combines the men and women from the previous FPL programmes as well as management that will also play a role in the future successes of a revitalised social farm system.
Establishing a Community conversations platform where they plan and action their own ‘Best and Strongest Community’ plan collectively
This is identified by looking at existing forums and integrating it into what is practical and workable on the farm for all living and working there
A combination of the following where relevant, only to be determined on consultation:
- Coaching for leadership
- Therapy for key individuals where identified as needed for shift in social system
- Mentoring for the relevant communication and relationship structure,
- Leadership on farm may also receive a day of managerial/leadership communication in order to prepare and support them in their managerial roles if identified as a need.