ARLF TRAIL Emerging Leaders Program for AgriFutures Levied Industries and emerging industries

We currently have an opportunity for those working or volunteering in an AgriFutures Levied Industry or emerging industry to apply for the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) TRAIL Leadership Program.

Applications open Monday, 15 November 2021 and close Sunday, 12 December 2021. Two industry participants will be sponsored to attend the program, valued at $10,450 per position – one from an AgriFutures Levied Industry and another from an emerging industry

More about ARLF TRAIL

The program takes emerging leaders aged 25-39 from different sectors, locations and cultural backgrounds on a seven-day challenge-based program to expand their leadership skills. Applying a holistic approach to leadership development, the program encompasses an outdoor leadership experience in the mountains outside Canberra, numerous workshops, panel sessions, and seminars to build and develop leadership capability. Participants will:

  • Explore adaptive strategies to address complex issues and situations
  • Increase awareness of the six ARLF leadership practices
  • Develop an understanding of how behaviour impacts on relationships with others
  • Build peer networks for future collaboration and support


The TRAIL Program has developed 141 emerging leaders over 10 years and all graduates join a network of over 1700 ARLF alumni across the country.

Key dates

  • Applications Open: Monday, 15 November 2021 (9am AEDT)
  • Applications Close: Sunday, 12 December 2021 (11:59pm AEDT)
  • TRAIL Program Dates: 10 – 16 March 2022


The program will take place in Canberra ACT and surrounding regions.

How to apply

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be available to take part in the seven-day TRAIL Leadership Program from 10-16 March 2022
  • Applicant must be aged 25-39
  • Applicant must demonstrate they are an emerging rural leader
  • Applicant must demonstrate their desire to increase their leadership knowledge
  • Applicant must indicate how they intend to use their increased leadership knowledge for betterment of their industry and/or employer.