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Outstanding regional and rural leadership


Our members


Membership of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation is over 1,000. This network of people is the cornerstone of rural, regional and remote leadership.

Our leaders contribute to a resilient rural, regional and remote Australia by:

  • Showing leadership through industry, community or rural sector involvement
  • Contributing to change and development in industries, sectors or the community at the local, regional, state, national or international levels
  • Taking part in policy development and social or structural change/reform
  • Working with their program sponsor/funder to ‘give-back’ to rural Australia
  • Maintaining their skills and capacity for leadership so that they can continue to work towards a resilient rural Australia
  • Working with the Foundation and its leadership programs so it can be effective, well-advised and responsive to the needs of rural Australia.

Our network members include:

  • Honorary Fellows of the Foundation
  • Graduates of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the Murray Darling Basin Program who are Foundation ‘Fellows’
  • Graduates of TRAILblazers, Nuffield Australia Scholars, State Finalists of the RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year, who constitute the category of ‘Associate Fellows’
  • Members of the Foundation, comprising graduates of TRAIL and client-based programs conducted by the Foundation.

Membership to the Foundation’s network provides an avenue for you to call upon a dynamic and diverse group of committed people, to help with any leadership challenge.

Foundation membership provides links and interaction with and access to advice and support from the membership to help with any leadership challenge of relevant to rural, regional and remote Australia.

Members gain professional development opportunities offered by the Foundation or other organisations so you can sustain your leadership capacity for the benefit of rural Australia.

Whatever your leadership context, the Foundation’s network will be able to support you through its phenomenal, diverse membership.