Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Leadership Program Scholarships
This industry funded scholarship is proudly supported by The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
Feedlot industry representatives looking to enhance their leadership skills are encouraged to apply for the industry scholarship funded jointly by grain fed levies and the Australian government.
Each year, one scholarship is awarded for the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP), and two scholarship places are awarded for the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Training Rural Australians In Leadership (TRAIL) Program, which are all administered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) is based on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s (ARLF) 26 years of experience, with a leadership model that reflects current thinking and practice in the areas of adult education, leadership and capacity building.
The ARLP concentrates on the following areas of leadership development:
Personal effectiveness within complex settings
Ethics, values and social responsibility
Leadership thinking, dealing with complexity and analytical capabilities
Industry, community and regional engagement
Ongoing diverse relationships for peer support across sectors and regions
The ARLP is conducted over a 15 month period and includes five face-to-face sessions comprising up to 54 contact days.
Some of the educational highlights include:
An experiential component (to build a common, yet novel experience; develop relationships; facilitate problem-solving; take individuals outside their “comfort zone”; facilitate reliance of others as well as self)
Real situations (with the group working towards a goal that is of benefit to their organisations, industries and stakeholders more broadly)
Critical thinking (builds processes of taking in and assessing information in terms of higher order issues; reflects upon information in terms of diverse interests and needs; sees potential; manages ambiguity and complexity; questions assumptions)
industRy Scholarship available
The industry scholarship, supported by ALFA & MLA, is to the value of the program ($50,000).
Scholars contribute $5,000 plus gst towards program costs and covers a lifetime membership of the Network of Fellows.
JBS Riverina Feedlot Manager, Will McCrohon, was awarded the 2017 Grain Fed Beef Industry ARLP Scholarship
key dates - COURSE 27
Applications Open: 1 July 2019
Applications Close: mid-August 2019
Course Dates: Commences in July 2020 and finishes in October 2021
If you are a leader in the lot feeding industry and have a genuine commitment to the ‘greater good’ of rural, regional and remote Australia - you should apply.
More information can be found on the ARLF website here.
Complete the ARLP Application Form for the next available Course via the button below.