Future Drought Resilience Leaders Program

Grow your leadership skills and help your community navigate the complex challenges of drought and climate change.

The Future Drought Resilience Leaders Program is a suite of personal and professional development opportunities designed to equip people working in or with rural, regional and remote communities with skills to lead their communities into the future.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and facilitated by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, each program takes an innovative approach to building transformational leadership skills through collaborative learning and mentoring.

  • Learn how to navigate change and support your community impacted by complex challenges.
  • Gain leadership skills to lead your community into the future.
  • Become a part of a national network of like-minded people, including the expansive ARLF Alumni network.
  • Build future drought resilience in individuals, communities, organisations and industries.

Leadership program

An opportunity for emerging leaders in 12 regions across Australia to develop contemporary, evidence-based leadership skills that benefit their communities’ drought response. Facilitated via three multi-day in-person and/ or virtual sessions.

Mentoring program

Connecting farmers and people in the agriculture industry to share trusted advice and help tackle common challenges.
Six months program with one-on-one face-to-face or virtual mentoring sessions.
Open to participants anywhere in Australia.

Webinar series

Join our panels of producers and industry professionals and learn what it takes to make rural communities drought and climate change resilient in this eight-part webinar series.

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The program is funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and delivered by the ARLF in collaboration with key partners: