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Outstanding regional and rural leadership


Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program

Next Program:

March - June 2017

What is the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program (AALP)?

The Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program is a bespoke leadership development program tailored to the needs of the Australian agribusiness sector. It involves three sessions; one of which is a flexible, online module. 

If you are interested in becoming a more effective leader and critical thinker in your sector, this program will give you skills and insights you can apply immediately.

It focuses on:

  • Strengthening leadership capabilities
  • Facilitating deeper understanding of sectoral challenges & opportunities
  • Fostering peer relationships & support
  • Communication, influence & negotiation skills
  • Effective and constructive collaboration

Who does the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program?

The AALP is for leaders who hold an existing leadership role in their own organisation, or for those in middle to senior level management roles in an agribusiness organisation of any size. It's for those who want to have a tangible impact in their business and on the competitiveness of the sector. Through three crucial focal areas, the program develops leadership skills, professional goals and takes in some of the key themes that will determine where challenges and opportunities lie. This offering is for leaders who know the value of developing partnerships with peers for long-term networking and support.

Access to the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program

The AALP is a fee-for-service program. Participants can either be nominated by their respective organisations, or self-fund their program place.

The cost of AALP is $12,000 plus GST.

This includes all program content, delivery, meals, accommodation, equipment and on-course travel. Travel to and from session locations is met by the participant or their organisation. The program includes two face-to-face sessions, held in Victoria and Sydney, and a flexible online module.

2017 session dates

26-31 March – Session 1, Melbourne and Gippsland, VIC. Greater understanding of self and others

Focus: Self & others; Perceptions of self as a leader; Relationships; Constructive Sector Involvement

April/May – Session 2, online. Leadership and you

Critical Thinking & Leadership; Building a Leadership Plan; Ethics, Constructive Sector Involvement

4-8 June – Session 3, Sydney, NSW. Agribusiness sector and the greater good

Influencing for the Greater Good; What can I do to be More Effective?; Leading the Future

How does it work?

The Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program encourages participants to develop greater self-awareness and adaptability in their leadership style and approach. It provides opportunities to develop a deep sense of trust amongst a cohort of agribusiness leaders; cultivating beneficial inter-organisational linkages. The AALP initiates structured pathways for future leadership development and offers access to a diverse, national network of leaders through the ARLF’s almost-1000 alumni.

There is a limit of 20 places per iteration of the AALP. We anticipate strong interest in the 2017 program following on from the success of the inaugural program in 2016.

If you are an agribusiness leader interested in participating in the 2017 AALP, or from an agribusiness organisation interested ininvesting in the development of personnel through the AALP, call the Foundation 02 6281 0680 or email info@rural-leaders.com.au with 'AALP enquiry' included in the subject line.

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