Rice Industry Leadership Program


An industrywide leadership development program, aimed at equipping industry participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the leadership roles within the RGA, the Rice Research and Development Committee, the Rice Marketing Board and SunRice (and associated entities). This application incorporates four key components: 1. A structured pathway for leadership development – combines existing and new initiatives to develop leaders through a leadership career pathway incorporating three program targeting three levels of leadership, with focus on the three key areas of rice industry leadership corporate management, international business and trade; research, development and extension and policy and advocacy.. 2. An alumni network – a biannual alumni event and online tools and resources for engagement – to strengthen the existing leaders’ network and take advantage of the collective knowledge, skills and experience. 3. A Rice Industry Leadership Officer – responsible for delivering the Leadership Program. Will form part of the RGA team and work closely with the other industry bodies. 4. Process and tools to analyse the leadership needs of the industry and the success of the program.



Research Organisation

Ricegrowers' Association of Australia

Objective Summary

The RGA aims to establish a selfreplenishing cohort of rice industry leaders who are diverse in knowledge and experience and skilled, selfaware and confident enough to take on the many and various leadership roles presented by industry and related stakeholders. Developing strong and effective industry leaders is essential to assisting the rice industry to structurally adjust to the many drivers of change influencing the industry, and to continue it’s economic, environmental and innovation success. We note that this objectiove is also shared by the Rice Program Five Year Research, Development & Extension Plan 2016/17 to 2021/22, with one of the strategies identified for Objective Four as being: 'Human capital – support industry capacity building in a targeted way.'

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Project Start Date

Friday, April 6, 2018

Project Completion Date

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

RIC-Extension, sustainability and human capital