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Designed by DairyNZ and delivered by specialists, Mark and Measure is relevant for any stage of the business journey making it suitable for farm owners, contractor milkers, and herd owning or variable sharemilkers.
- learn about wealth creation and financial freedom
- determine a vision and set goals aligned to your values
- delivered through a mix of interactive presentations and self-work
- analyse your business with experts on hand to help
- develop a platform for effective communication with partners
- benefit from networking and friendship opportunities with liked-minded people
- get the tools and confidence you need.
Mark and Measure 2019
Take control of your future and focus on your business without the interruptions of day-to-day life. The course is suitable for couples, business and family partnerships, and individuals.
- Northland, February and March 2019 - Extension 350 participants only
- Taupo, Wairakei Resort, 21-23 May 2019
- Queenstown, Rydges Resort, 11-13 June 2019
The three-day course is designed around the six Mark and Measure principles, the 3W Strategic Management Process, and different learning styles. Participants contribute to whatever degree they feel comfortable - it’s your choice.
To ensure you come prepared, we support you with course pre-work to establish your business focus areas.
Before the course you will complete:
- Farm Gauge, the online farm business self-assessment tool.
- a DairyBase financial and physical business analysis
- a one-on-one DairyBase report interpretation by a Mark and Measure report interpretation specialist.
It was great to turn up with these assessment tools already done. It made the time spent at course a lot more effective.2018 Mark and Measure Taupo course attendees
Setting up for success
Knowledge and understanding sets you up for success. But what does success mean? And why is determining our personal vision of success important?
- determine your unique vision of success
- understand the connection between values, personalities, and business
- realise the importance of wellbeing in business
Day 1 concludes with dinner and social time.
Linking farm performance with equity growth
This session is about ensuing your business activities continue to deliver your desired results.
Your dairy business is your engine room; it generates income to support you, your family, employees and employers; and your business provides opportunities to learn, grow, and live out your values, goals, and aspirations.
- review your pre-course DairyBase and Farm Gauge reports and notes
- create future scenarios using the 10-year budget and equity forecast tool
- identify opportunities, focus areas and actions.
We are clear on the key performance indicators that we need to be focusing on for our current and future business opportunities.Mark and Measure 2018 course attendee
Achieving financial freedom
Money isn’t everything, but it gives you choices. Freedom to choose how you spend your time and take opportunities to live your desired life, and the ability to support others.
The Mark and Measure team have observed farmers on the pathway to, and achieving, financial freedom and identified six components detailed in this session to help you understand:
- how you are tracking toward financial freedom
- making an investment decision
- risk management.
Guest farmer speaker
Hear from an inspirational farming couple about their journey and gain insight into what makes their farm business tick. Find out what drives them, how they overcome challenges, and what keeps them motivated.
Day 2 concludes with dinner and a panel discussion with guest farmer speakers.
Aligning today with tomorrow
We all want to make wise decisions but sometimes making the right decisions can be hard.
Strategic Management involves developing a vision or picture of how you want your life to be and the values and principles by which you want to live. The next step is to decide on initiatives and actions that lead you towards achieving this vision.
- Develop your vision
- Identify focus areas in life and business
- Set goals and develop action and action plan aligned to your vision.
I loved how focused the seminar was: full days, short breaks and quick turnaround between presenters. It was very respectful of our time.Mark and Measure 2018 course participant
The six Mark and Measure principles
Success is unique to you
Your vision for tomorrow determines your actions today
Knowledge is your best investment
'Free cash’ creates choice and reduces risk
Investing = Criteria + Analysis + Action + Time
Little changes lead to extraordinary results
Register your interest
Not registering for Mark and Measure 2019 but interested in future Mark and Measure courses and related information? Sign up here
For more course information contact your Consulting Officer or Annabel Craw, course presenter, Annabel.Craw@dairynz.co.nz, 027 838 4030. Annabel can put you in touch with a past course attendee who has been where you are now.
Management Capability Development Voucher Fund
Mark and Measure is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund.
Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.
The Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors. Find out more by visiting Regional Business Partners. The funding is limited, and the Growth Advisors make decisions based on their own meetings with the business owner.
For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor go to Regional Business Partners.