An Inclusion and Diverse Learning Teacher from Dubbo (NSW), a Consultant Veterinarian from Scone (NSW), a Fisheries Consultant from Mount Nelson (TAS), a Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist from Linden Park (SA), a Genetics Research Scientist from Bentleigh East (VIC), a pork producer from Hivesville (QLD) and a Regional Development Officer from Dawesville (the Peel Development Commission’s very own Kristie Tonkin) are just seven of the leaders announced as part of the 28th cohort of the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP).
The ARLP is Australia’s longest and most in-depth experiential leadership program designed to build leadership capability in people in rural, regional and remote Australia. Participants attend 50 days of experiential learning and mentoring across four sessions over a 15-month period. The program gives participants valuable opportunities to enhance their capacity and create a network of like-minded leaders to positively influence their organisations, industries and communities.
Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, congratulates the 29 participants from across Australia on their success in being selected for the ARLP.
“We are thrilled to announce the ARLP Course 28, 2021-22 cohort, at a time when courageous and influential leadership has never been more important to support recovery from drought, bushfires, floods and Covid-19, and build resilience to face future opportunities and challenges in rural, regional and remote Australia.
This program would not be possible without the support of our scholarship partners; organisations who understand the value of investing in people assets and share in our mission to exercise leadership for positive impact in rural, regional and remote Australia,” said Mr Linnegar.
The ARLP Course 28 will commence in July 2021. Applications for ARLP Course 29 will open on 4 July and close on 29 August with expressions of interest being accepted via the ARLF website.