Australian Rural Leadership Program announce 27th cohort

26.03.20

Lisa Anderson is a Riverina pasture seed grower and prime lamb producer based near Wagga Wagga NSW. Ms Anderson has been selected in this year’s cohort undertaking the Australian Rural leadership Program (ARLP).

Ms Anderson, sponsored by AgriFutures Australia, joins 30 leaders from diverse industries, communities and backgrounds, as the 27th annual cohort to undertake the iconic ARLP. The ARLP a 15-month leadership program immersing rural, regional and remote leaders in a series of unique experiences to develop their leadership capabilities. It also gives participants valuable opportunities to nurture, challenge and build upon their leadership skills with people from diverse communities and industries.

Ms Anderson is Chair of the AgriFutures Pasture Seeds Advisory Panel, Chair of Farmlink and Chair of Southern Australian Livestock Research Council (SALRC) Southern NSW is looking forward to growing with other members of her cohort. She also has a strong interest in applying her learnings to help increase collaboration between funding bodies to improve the adoption of research and development (R&D) outcomes.

“The Australian Rural Leadership Program is such a unique opportunity to meet, collaborate and grow with others who are passionate about rural, regional and remote Australia, especially given the current issues that many communities are facing.

“I am really excited to be a part of the 27th ARLP cohort and am extremely grateful to AgriFutures Australia for giving me this opportunity,” said Ms Anderson.

Each year, over 30 $50,000 scholarships are available for people working in or wanting to contribute to the development of rural, regional and remote Australia and AgriFutures Australia is pleased to sponsor a participant in each cohort.

Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) said that the current climate provides even more need for a program like the ARLP.

“This program is underpinned by the belief that developing leaders is crucial for the greater good of rural, regional and remote Australia. This is even more important given the unfolding COVID-19 health crisis as these communities will look to their leaders to recover and rebuild”, said Mr Linnegar.

During the program the participants will develop as stronger leaders by challenging their own behaviours, thinking and actions, and those of others. They will develop relationships to form a network of supportive leaders.

The first session of ARLP Course 27 will commence in November. The program start date has been delayed due to COVID-19.

For more information on the Australian Rural Leadership program visit https://rural-leaders.org.au/

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Brooke Croft, AgriFutures Australia, Manager, Communications & Capacity Building
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