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Mallee Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program

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  • Applications for Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program in the Mallee are open until 6 July 2022. 
  • It is a leadership development program to prepare rural communities in the Mallee for the impacts of future drought and climate change.  
  • Over three multi-day sessions participants undertake a challenge-based program tailored to local challenges and opportunities.  
  • This program is open to participants aged 18 years and older from the local government areas of Mildura Rural City Council, Gannawarra Shire Council, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Wentworth Shire Council, Balranald Shire Council and Yarriambiack Shire Council.  
  • It is suitable for people interested in building long-term drought resilience in the Mallee, individuals wanting to work with people from all backgrounds and social groups in their community and those keen to encourage inclusion and participation of under-represented or marginalised groups. 
  • While the application will ask people to demonstrate prior leadership experience, it’s important for applicants to know that leadership can be demonstrated through either formal or volunteer community roles. An individual engaged in their local community or sports club will be able to demonstrate leadership from this role.  
  • Aside from developing leadership skills, people who complete this program will understand their community at a deeper level, learn how to build stronger networks and collaborate and how to apply resilience thinking.  
  • The program will take place in three sessions, with the first and third sessions held in-person and the second session online on Zoom, on 
    • 16-19 August 2022, 
    • 8-9 September 2022, and 
    • 23-25 October 2022. 
  • The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has already delivered this program in ten regions across the country where it has been well received. 
  • The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has 30 years of experience in delivering high-quality experiential leadership programs. It has an alumni pool of more than 2,000 people across rural, regional and remote Australia. 
  • The program is funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. Aside from some travel and personal expenses, there is no cost to participants. 
  • For more information, visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundations website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

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Are you keen to join a network of forward-thinkers and drive positive change in the Mallee?  

Develop the skills, network, and mindset to lead your community into a resilient future with the Mallee Drought Resilience Leaders Development program. 

You don’t need to be an academic or in a traditional leadership role. The challenge-based program is built on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s experiential learning method. 

Even better? This program is fully funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. That’s an 8-day personal and professional development opportunity to get you ready to drive positive change in your community. 

What do you need to bring? An interest in building long-term drought resilience, the desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds and social groups and the desire to encourage inclusion and participation of under-represented and marginalised groups.  

Applications are now open. Find out more – https://bit.ly/3QUWNAi

Thinking about applying but not sure? Join the applicant Q&A on 4 July from 7.30pm – https://bit.ly/3ysPHMs

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Applications for the Mallee Drought Resilience Leaders Development program are now open. 

Funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund, this leadership development program prepares rural Australian communities for the impacts of future drought and climate change.  

This program is open to participants aged 18 years and over from the local government of Mildura Rural City Council, Gannawarra Shire Council, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Wentworth Shire Council, Balranald Shire Council and Yarriambiack Shire Council. 

The program isn’t just for people in agricultural industries or in traditional leadership roles, but anyone: 

  • Interested in building long-term drought resilience in their area. 
  • Wanting to work with people from diverse backgrounds and social groups. 
  • Keen to encourage inclusion and participation of under-represented or marginalised groups.  

Over three multi-day sessions, participants will undertake a challenge-based program built on the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s experiential learning method. Tailored to the region and delivered by experienced facilitators, participants will: 

  • Understand their community and region at a deeper level. 
  • Learn how to build stronger networks and collaborate with others. 
  • Learn how to embed and apply resilience thinking. 
  • Help their community adapt to drought, climate change and other challenging times.  

Participants will develop the skills, network and mindset to lead their community into a resilient future.  

The program will take place in three sessions, with the first and third sessions held in-person and the second session online on Zoom, on 

  • 16-19 August 2022, 
  •  8-9 September 2022, and 
  • 23-25 October 2022. 

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has already delivered this program in ten regions across the country where it has been well received. 

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has 30 years of experience in delivering high-quality experiential leadership programs. It has an alumni pool of more than 2,000 people across rural, regional and remote Australia. 

The program is funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. Aside from some travel and personal expenses, there is no cost to participants. 

For more information, visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundations website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.