THIRTY-ONE people from across rural, regional and remote Australia have been selected to be part of Course 25 of the iconic Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP).
Announcing the successful applicants, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) chief executive officer, Matt Linnegar, said the ARLP was a 15-month leadership program which took place across Australia and Indonesia, immersing participants in a series of unique experiences to develop their leadership capabilities.
“Our generous partners provide a $55,000 scholarship for each participant to undertake the program. Our partners believe that investing in people is crucial for the greater good of rural, regional and remote Australia,” Mr Linnegar said.
“Throughout the program participants will engage in challenging and lifechanging experiences. We’ll provide time and space to reflect on their abilities as a leader. They’ll be given the tools and capacity to influence change, and make an impact in regional Australia.”
One of the unique aspects of the program is its length. Over the 15 months the participants will learn from each other’s experiences within their communities and industries.
“They will form lifelong friendships, mentoring relationships, and a network that extends beyond their course to the wider 1000-plus alumni of the foundation,” Mr Linnegar said.
“These participants have taken part in a rigorous and competitive selection process to be chosen for Course 25 of the ARLP, and I’m excited to meet the entire cohort in July.
“We also excited to announce the first ever recipient of the ARLF Alumni Scholarship – Jolanda Bakker from Tom Price, WA. It’s through the donations of our alumni that we can provide Jolanda with the opportunity to be part of the ARLP. I would like to thank alumni for their generosity.”
The participants will commence their first session of the program in Darwin in July 2018, before travelling to the Kimberley region in WA for an outdoor experiential component of the program.
ARLP COURSE 25
|Fleur Anderson||Theodore, Qld||Cotton Research & Development Corporation, Auscott Limited, Cotton Australia|
|Pieter Badenhorst||Macarthur, Vic||Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources|
|Jolanda Bakker||Tom Price, WA||ARLF Alumni Scholarship|
|Bec Bignell||Clovelly, NSW||Telstra|
|Tim Booker||Howrah, Tas||Dairy Australia|
|Sarah Britton||Orange, NSW||NSW Government Department of Primary Industries|
|Dan Brown||Belmont, NSW||NSW Local Land Services|
|Corrine Butler||Warwick, Qld||Prime Super|
|Anthony Champion||Berri, SA||Australian Government Department of Health|
|Tiani Cook||Alice Springs, NT||Anonymous Sponsor|
|Wade Dabinett||Parilla, SA||Grains Research and Development Corporation|
|Karen Demmery||Canberra, ACT||Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet|
|Marie Dennis||West Mackay, Qld||Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet|
|Deborah Dowden||Mount Magnet, WA||Woolworths Limited|
|John Durham||Coleambally, NSW||Cotton Research & Development Corporation, Auscott Limited, Cotton Australia|
|Amy Fay||Echuca, Vic||Thyne Reid Foundation|
|Lauren Finger||Yannathan, Vic||Gardiner Foundation|
|Fiona Gaske||St George, Qld||Anonymous Sponsor|
|Aaron Irving||Fremantle, WA||Fisheries Research and Development Corporation|
|Emma Jackson||Coen, Qld||Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources|
|Elverina Johnson||Yarrabah, Qld||Australia Council for the Arts|
|Jack Kepa||Yam Island, Qld||Torres Strait Regional Authority|
|Troy Mauger||Jerilderie, NSW||Ricegrowers Association of Australia|
|Lauren McNally||Toowoomba, Qld||Australian Lot Feeders Association|
|Andrew O’Sullivan||Queanbeyan, NSW||Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources|
|Justin Roach||Warral, NSW||Agrifutures Australia|
|Dane Robertson||Fremantle, WA||Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd|
|Emma Thomas||Forbes, NSW||Grains Research and Development Corporation|
|Jock Warriner||Brisbane, Qld||Meat and Livestock Australia|
|Sarah Jane Wilson||Mount Low, Qld||James Cook University|
|David Young||Bookham, NSW||Australian Wool Innovation|
Source: ARLP, Australian Rural Leadership Program.
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