Australian Rural Leadership Program applications open


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Applications for Course 28 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) are now open and close on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) is a dynamic experiential learning program focused on the development of leadership for individuals and collectives who are contributing to the future prosperity of rural and regional Australia.

Delivered under the ARLF banner for almost 30 years, the ARLP is underpinned by a process of continual improvement and is guided by global best practice in adaptive leadership education.

In each cohort, approximately 30 leaders are engaged in a series of unique, immersive experiences (delivered in real-world contexts) to develop the adaptive skills to confidently overcome future challenges and act for the ‘greater good’ of rural and regional Australia.

It also gives participants valuable opportunities to nurture, challenge and build upon their leadership skills with people from diverse communities and industries.

Over 15 months, three sessions take place in Australia and one is held overseas.

In 2019 Troy Mauger, Rice Extension Coordinator for the Rice Industry Extension Program, was a part of Cohort 26 of the ARLP, who described the experience as life changing.

“The program has had a positive impact on my life in ways I never imagined. The interaction with my peers and feedback from them has led to greater self-confidence, the ability to take more risks and to be more open to new experiences.

“The feedback gave me things to work on to be a better leader, such as having more presence and getting out of my comfort zone and speaking up,” said Mr Mauger.

AgriFutures Australia is encouraging individuals working across our levied industries to apply for Cohort 28 of this amazing program.

For more information or to apply, visit

Applications close on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

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