2020/2021 WCFA webinars - registration now open

by Duncan Couper *WEB*


Posted on Tue, Aug 11, 2020 9:36 AM


2020/2021 WCFA webinars - registration now open

Sadly another casualty this year to Covid-19 is our annual Learning Extension Day - as the possibility of having the alumni participating in our day at Cranfield is impossible under the current circumstances. 

As a result, the Committee have worked hard to plan a series of topical, thought provoking and thought provoking webinars this winter - free to members of the WCFA and our commercial partners and friends titled "Land Use - the future: the next generation's response".

Three webinars will be on a complimentary basis and take place during December, January and February - all at 12:30pm GMT and will run for a maximum of 80 minutes. These sessions will be online with the help and assistance of our communications partner Kite Consulting - meaning this year you will not need to travel to meet other alumni. 


Thursday 10th December - "Adaptive leadership" with Dr Bryan Watters OBE (Senior Lecturer for Leadership & Change, MoD Shrivenham & Cranfield University)

Bryan returns, due to popular demand, and his presentation this year will deal with what Covid-19 has taught us about leading in situations we need to adapt. A case study will be forwarded to you ahead of the webinar so you will be fully briefed. This webinar is kindly partnered with Roythornes Solicitors.


Thursday 14th January - "Turning crisis into opportunity" a lively discussion between four inspirational leaders who have brought fresh thinking to situations ranging from challenging work environments to leading responses to a global pandemic.

The speakers on the panel are: Heather Hancock LVO DL (Food Standards Agency and first female Master of St John's Cambridge from this October); Sarah Hendry CBE (Director General, CLA; previously at DEFRA who helped to investigate the Salisbury poisonings); Baroness Kate Rock (Women supporting Women - the Prince's Trust) & Gemma Smale-Rowland (Founder Cornish Moo and WCFA member). This webinar is kindly partnered with Eden Search & Select Recruitment.


Thursday 18th February - "Changes to UK agriculture - where are we going economically?" - to highlight the unprecedented changes to the industry all happening at the same time: Brexit and the leaving the European Community, trade, the Agriculture Bill and the UK's place in global agriculture.

Cecilia Pryce (Head of Compliance, Shipping & Research at Openfield) will another speaker (to be confirmed) will present on how the UK will cope and all subject to any Covid-19 restrictions at the time. This webinar is kindly partners by Syngenta UK Limited.


Your link for WCFA members and partners to register will have been sent to you in a mailing. Please contact Duncan Couper on duncan@farmerslivery.org.uk if you have any questions. 


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