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ALFA Emerging Leaders Program

Unlock your leadership potential in the feedlot industry

Are you a leading hand or a rising talent at your feedlot? Do you play a crucial role in overseeing tasks that require strong communication, team coordination, and the ability to foster a positive team culture?

The ALFA Emerging Leaders Program is a professional development program that will help you build on your leadership skills and take your career up a notch.

Program Overview

Borne out of an idea pitched by a previous ALFA Young Lot Feeder of the Year Award winner on providing ground level staff with opportunities to develop their leadership skills, the ALFA Emerging Leaders Program is designed to fill the gap in training for entry to mid-level feedlot employees, providing soft skills in leadership to prime participants for the next stage of their career.

The 3-day program is an empowering experience that will elevate your leadership capabilities and connect you with fellow lot feeder professionals dedicated to excellence in the feedlot industry. The ALFA Emerging Leaders Program focuses on developing essential soft skills crucial for everyday operations, with the takeaway benefits of:


  • Enhanced Leadership Skills: Improved leadership capabilities leading to greater operational efficiency.

  • Strengthened Team Dynamics: Team coordination techniques to encourage stronger collaboration, fostering a positive team culture.

  • Practical Problem-Solving: Practical sessions providing effective solutions for challenges unique to the feedlot industry.

  • Communication Skills: Enhancing verbal and non-verbal communication for improved workplace interactions.

  • Networking Opportunities: Build lasting connections with industry peers across the country.


The program is tailored to ensure topics are relevant to feedlot employees so that participants can leave with practical knowledge and skills they can directly apply to their day-to-day roles.

Who Should Apply?

The program welcomes lot feeders seeking opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, build lasting connections within the industry, and contribute to the overall success and efficiency of feedlot operations.

Applicable to all skill levels and career stages, the program accommodates individuals of all ages, acknowledging the diverse backgrounds and experiences within the feedlot community.


A valuable addition to any feedlot’s staff training program, the program provides a tailored opportunity for feedlot businesses to invest in key leading hands and employees' professional and personal development.


The program is capped at 20 participants to ensure learning outcomes are achieved and is offered on a first in first served basis.

Program Details

Dates: Wednesday, 26th February – Friday, 28th February 2025

Location:  Brisbane, QLD


  • ALFA Member: $2,420

  • Non-Member: $3,630


The price is GST inclusive and includes group activities, 2x nights’ accommodation, meals, facilitated sessions, and course materials. Travel costs to and from the training location is the responsibility of the participant. See the website for program timings.



About ALFA

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is the peak national body representing the Australian cattle feedlot industry. ALFA seeks to lead the industry in a manner that fosters excellence and integrity, improves the feedlot business environment, and ensures its community standing.


ALFA Professional Development Programs

The ALFA Emerging Leaders Program is part of the broader ALFA Professional Development pathway that provides a structured progression for career advancement in the feedlot industry. To explore all professional development programs visit



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About BeTrained

Camille Bath is the Director and principal facilitator/trainer of BeTrained and has many years’ experience as a professional facilitator & presenter. She holds a Bachelor of Rural Science (Grazing Animal Production), Diploma of Management, Cert IV in Leadership and Management, Cert IV in Business Sales, Cert III in Business, and a Cert IV in Training & Assessment. She delivers national qualification courses for a Registered Training Organisation, primarily in the areas of leadership, management and team supervision. 

Prior to starting BeTrained, Camille was on the Management and Leadership Teams of a multinational animal health company, where she spent fourteen years working in all aspects of people management, sales, management, marketing, company leadership, working closely with feedlots all over Australia. She has predominantly worked with the feedlot and associated rural industries and has been training soft skills, with a focus on leadership skills, teamwork and communication, in the feedlot sector for the last 15 years.


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