FOLLOWING the success of the Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Academy Production Economics program last year, Boehringer recently held the first BISA Lead program in Australia.
This global program spans over two days and is designed for swine professionals in leadership roles. The course aims to provide participants with valuable insights and tools for people management they can take back to their daily lives. Joining the Australian Swine Team were 15 producers, two veterinarians, and Boehringer’s facilitator Dr Larry Firkins, an American swine veterinarian and Associate Dean of the University of Illinois.
During the program, Larry shared his story on people management, which helped to link ideas and management strategies with practical application. He also led activities to develop participants’ skills on how to transition employees into team members, accelerating influence and impact, as well as understanding motivation to enhance employee training and retention.
Feedback for the hands-on training program has been very positive, and the two-day course has given customers the opportunity to network with others in the swine industry.