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ORD Re-union April 29th 2006

Lunch at the “Alligator Airways Island of Biodiversity”: Chosen home of the locally rare and endangered Gouldian Finch.

In 1996 a joint initiative of the Beef Team and the Ag. Dept. initiated the flow of new “exotic” to “revolutionary” knowledge and information into our Region.

These courses were all well attended showing local interest in restorative management practices. Where has this “new” knowledge taken us personally? Where has it taken our businesses? What has it done for the region?

Too often our activity leaves little time to compare notes, and the meeting of land-managers is determined by externally dictated agendas...

How about taking time out with no set agendas other than to have fun and some time to swap ideas?

When: Saturday 29th April  

Where: Alligator Creek, a 35 minute flight from Kununurra in a light charter-aircraft

BYO: Lunch pack and drinks (water, tea and biscuits provided)

Costs: Your share of air-charter costs. (Work on $ 350 / seat)

More details below:

ORD Workshop 2006: Why compare notes?

Two challenges central to all business-management. They never change.

Corner shop to supermarket; service station to restaurant; cattle station to market garden; tour-company to training provider; within a private household to within a national economy…

Business management is all about keeping the balance tipped in our favour whilst developing/fine-tuning the “engine” that produces the output…

A joint initiative of the Beef Team and the Ag. Dept. in 1996 initiated the flow of new “exotic” to “revolutionary” knowledge and information into our Region.

“New knowledge” comes at a price: Misinformation and the “small print” (that we only find out about when we try to apply it,) are generally part of the deal.

Misinformation may already begin with the wording: “new knowledge” is only “new knowledge” once it is understood and successfully embraced by local adopters… until such time it is merely “new information”… simply more information in an age of information-overload…

The “small print” is about the relevance of the information to our region and how effectively it can serve our individual management objectives.

This is an invitation to committed local land-managers to compare notes about how we manage our key assets:

These are the dynamic “biological forces” that we influence and supposedly manage in our efforts to justify our diverse commitments. As in any community there exists a wealth of local experience and practical knowledge about these four.

Too often our activity leaves little time to compare notes and the meeting of land-managers is often determined by externally dictated agendas.

The courses listed above were all well attended showing local interest and commitment in restorative management practices…

Where has this “new” knowledge taken us personally?

Where has it taken our businesses?

What has it done for the region?

 

The ORD Gathering or reunion is about taking time out with no set agendas other than to have fun and some time to swap ideas…

What have people been trying?

What has failed?

What seems to be working?

When: Saturday 29th April

 

(Please to facilitate logistics)

Where: Meet at the Alligator Airways terminal, Kununurra 04:45 am for a 35 minute dawn-flight to Alligator Creek:

Not only is this the site of the “Alligator Airways Island of Biodiversity”, but it is located next to a landscape revitalisation project right on top of one of the region’s watersheds.

Costs: Portion of air charter (work on $350 per person). If you plan to make private arrangements for travel (foot, gyrocopter, horse or other…) please let us know for catering purposes.

BYO: Lunch pack & drinks (water, tea & biscuits provided)

Please forward this invitation to others in the region who may be interested in ORD. (In this instance we read ORD as: Opting for Restorative Development.)

Chris Henggeler, www.Kachana.com