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What you will learn
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An understanding of how people and organisations approach change is essential for those wanting to drive innovation in agriculture.
This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for agricultural practitioners and extensionists seeking the skills and knowledge to influence sustainable change among farmers, scientists, value chain actors or communities.
Understand theories of change
Explore relevant frameworks and theories of change and consider different contexts for change in agriculture. Examine theories such as adoption/diffusion, consultancy and collaborative inquiry and learning.
Evaluate the roles of various people and groups
Understand the different roles the individuals and groups play to support agricultural change. Evaluate the role of a chosen practitioner in the field.
Formulate and justify a change plan
Drawing on your new understanding, you will develop a change plan relating to a practice change challenge. You'll reference change theory to justify your chosen approach.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Professor Ruth Nettle
Professor in Agriculture and Food, and Head of Rural Innovation Research Group (RIRG)
Ruth's research interests include rural workforce development, the role of extension in rural change, and farming systems change. Ruth has provided input into the issues facing rural industries in Australia through strategic reviews into human and social capacity, the role of development in the future of RD&E, and the role of extension.
More from this series
Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.
The Agricultural Extension suite
It also offers a rare opportunity to undertake professional development that could give you a pathway into postgraduate study. Check the course details to see how this suite provides advanced standing for the Master of Agricultural Sciences.
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To take People and Change in Agriculture as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$990.00 AUD (inc GST)
Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.
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