SESSION 1: Finding Your Purpose
Thursday 11 January 2024 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEDT

SESSION 2: Personal Brand to Impact Good
Thursday 25 January 2024 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEDT

Thursday 8 February 2024 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm AEDT

Facilitator: Dr Anika Molesworth

Finding your purpose in International Agricultural Development

  • What do you love?
  • What are you good at?
  • What does the world need?
  • What can you earn money doing?

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means purpose for living. It is a framework to shift your thinking beyond identifying only with what you do: it connects you to why you do it, who you do it for, and how this makes you uniquely you. The ikigai model uses a simple sequence of enquiry questions to unlock the question we all wonder… “What is my purpose?”

In this self-reflective workshop, participants will engage in conversations and exercises that will help them discover their purpose in International Agricultural Development. We will step through questions about our lives and work, and learn about our own human journey to discover what is meaningful for us and others.

Personal Brand to Impact Good

A brand doesn’t just deliver a product or service – it can transform the way people think and act. By developing your brand, you will be greater equipped to communicate your message in a way that resonates with your audience and motivates them to take action.

The goal of this workshop is to help young leaders in agriculture become more visible, memorable and impactful… all in the name of the greater good. Whether you fight for a world of zero hunger, advocate for climate action, are passionate about gender equality, or want to ensure vibrant rural economies – having a strong brand will help you.

This workshop will cover what a brand is and what the benefits of having one are. It will look at how to turn ideas into emotional connections with an audience. It will ultimately provide leaders with the tools, knowledge and techniques to create a personal brand for impactful leadership.

Talk Like TED

TED Talks are world renowned for bringing innovators, disruptors and thinkers to the stage where they inspire mindset and behaviour change. The TED Talk slogan is ideas worth spreading.

Anika has delivered three TEDx Talks related to food systems, climate action and environmental care, and in this workshop she shares her experiences and learnings. Learn how to craft your own memorable and change-inspiring presentation with practical tools and tips for confident public speaking.

This workshop will cover the craft of storytelling and how to structure your presentation, how to engage your audience and bring them into your narrative, how to feel excited to be on stage when public talking makes you nervous, and memory techniques to remember your lines!

About the workshop facilitator

Dr Anika Molesworth is an Agriculture and Environmental scientist, working in International Agricultural Research and Development. She is recognised for her work with farmers and food systems and generating climate change awareness, as Deputy Chair of Farmers for Climate Action. Anika is passionate about ensuring the best possible future for the planet, people and food, and often presents on television, radio and at conferences. She has worked on numerous agricultural development projects in Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Nigeria, and alongside farmers, researchers, NGOs, businesses, and government officials to achieve the best outcomes for rural communities. She lives on her family’s farm in far western NSW Australia, and travels regularly to deliver workshops and training through her organisation, Climate Wise Agriculture.