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Building Leadership Capability For A Thriving Agribusiness Industry

Take on a new venture. We’re creating a thriving agribusiness industry, starting with the great leadership.

Become an agribusiness change maker

Join our bespoke 11-day development course: the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program. It’s not just skills-based or just focused on reframing your mindset. It combines skills development and mindset coaching with networking and the initiation of structured pathways. It’s how we take movers and shakers in the agribusiness sector to the next level.

Make a positive impact, invest in leadership capability within the sector, and find new opportunities for collaboration between organisations and individuals in the sector.

When can I apply?

Before mid-December.

How much will it cost?

Program fee AUD $13,750 incl. GST

Network membership and administration fee AUD $220 incl. GST

Places on the AALP can either be funded by agribusiness employers or participants.

When does the program run?

In March and May each year.

Where is it?

Canberra region and Orange

Who can participate?

Agribusiness professionals

Hands-on activities to develop fair dinkum leaders in the agribusiness sector

Our Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program is designed to help make sure rural Aussies get a fair go. Focusing on the development of both individual and collective change, the program helps foster an adaptive leadership style. We combine current adult education and development principles with relevancy to the Australian agribusiness sector. You’ll be challenged to respond to complex, real-world scenarios that face the sector, all in a collaborative and supportive environment.

These challenges will help you develop greater self-awareness. You’ll create a deep sense of trust amongst your group, encouraging you to learn from others while creating inter-organisational connections. 

The Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program creates diverse networks of leaders across the sector. This network gives you the connections and the support you need to lead change and act on challenges and opportunities – like transforming a business or generating serious social impact.

What you’ll take away from the program

Become an adaptive leader in your field

You’ll learn adaptive leadership skills to help you take your team, peers, and the wider sector to the next level. Agribusiness is an industry constantly evolving – it pays to be adaptive.

Join an affiliate network of agribusiness change makers

Meet a brand new network of agribusiness professionals just like you – ready to align with you and others to bolster problem-solving and innovation.

Get ready to advocate for change

Advocate for change. You’ll champion commitment to actions or initiatives that call for risk to move from “what exists now” to “what could exist?”

Take action for the good of the future

A truly adaptive leader shines in the face of challenges. You’ll gain the courage to support, influence, and mobilise others for the good of your sector’s future.

Be aware and ready to modify behaviours

A deep understanding of yourself and others gives you the awareness and the ability to modify behaviours and make a greater impact in your sector.

Gain authenticity and act beyond self

Authenticity is a courageous value and one that creates a drive in our participants. With authenticity and courage, you can influence people and society and act for a purpose beyond yourself.

What our change makers say

How to apply

There are a few different ways to get a place in the program. Most places are purchased by agribusiness organisations for their employees. At the same time, employees are encouraged to complete an application for these places. Alternatively, you’re also welcome to self-fund your place.

Agribusiness Organisations

Register places on the program for employees.

Applicants

Apply for a place registered by your employer or fund your own place.

Frequently asked questions

If you have a question, you might find the answer below. If we haven’t answered it, our friendly team is happy to chat with you. Get in touch via email or give us a call on (02) 6281 0680.

A place on the program costs AUD $13,750 plus an AUD $220 network membership and administration fee. A place in the program can either be funded by an agribusiness sponsoring an employee or a participant themselves. Participants may also need to cover some travel or incidental costs. More information on this is provided after the selection process.

Of course. If you work in the agribusiness sector, asking your employer to fund your place is a great professional development opportunity. 

Here are some tips for when you ask your employer to support you:

Each organisation has different processes or policies regarding employee development and training. You can usually find this information in your employee handbook or intranet, or you can contact your human resources (HR) team.

For smaller organisations, this may be just a conversation with your direct manager.

Speak with your manager about your career and leadership journey. Leadership development is different for everyone and requires an adaptive learning approach.

By talking to your manager about your career path and areas for development, you can begin the conversation on how to achieve your goals and what is best for your organisation.

Sometimes you just need to ask the question. This may be in an email or in person. To assist you in asking the question, we have prepared an example email below for you to send to the decision maker.

Hi <insert name>,

I’m emailing you as I’d like to discuss my career and leadership development within our organisation. I would like to develop my leadership capabilities and my networks within the agribusiness sector by undertaking a leadership program.

One opportunity I have identified is the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program. It is a bespoke leadership development program for the agribusiness sector, in particular agribusiness leaders, who wish to increase their impact in the businesses and communities in which they live and work.

The 11-day program initiates structured pathways for future leadership development and offers access to a diverse, national alumni network of over 2000 rural, regional and remote leaders.

The dates and locations are:

– INSERT SESSION DATE

The program is an opportunity for me to meet and learn with influential agribusiness leaders and examine the complexity, challenges and opportunities for the Australian agribusiness sector. I would also build connections across a supportive network of leaders across the breadth of the sector.

The cost of the AALP is $13,750 (inclusive of GST). I would pay the participant contribution of $220 (inclusive of GST).

As the registration deadline for the program is INSERT DATE, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further with you at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards,

<insert name>.

If you would like us to contact your organisation directly, please contact us.

Your safety is paramount, and we hope you will not get sick or injured. We do have first aid officers on all programs to assist in an emergency. Should you contract COVID, we have a response plan in place and will respond to get you home as quickly as possible.

Working while you’re in the program will significantly reduce your ability to focus and get the most out of it. It might also not be possible due to the location and schedule of the program. We, therefore, ask that you make prior arrangements with your workplace and inform them that you will not be able to work during the program period.

We provide an immersive program experience. Therefore, mobile phones may be removed for periods to enhance your engagement and experience. Mobile phone reception may also not be available during some program periods. Your family will be provided with contact information to notify our facilitators in the event of an emergency.

We’re raising the next generation of Aussie agribusiness leaders

Contribute to something bigger. Join the next round of our Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program and help us make real change happen.

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