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Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program

Applications Open: 23 Feb 2018
Application Close: 13 Apr 2018, 17:00
Commencement Date: 17 Jun 2018

NOTE: Early Bird discount closes Friday 13th of April. Applications close Friday 18th of May.

The Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program, supported by NAB Agribusiness, is an intensive five-day workshop conducted on the college campus at Geelong. The program commenced in 1992 and is recognised as one of the longest running rural leadership programs in the nation. The Rural Leadership Program is run annually from the last Sunday of June each year.

Program Overview:

Over the course of a week you will develop leadership, communication and planning skills. Through personal involvement and group participation you’ll gain an understanding of your own strengths and development needs as well as having the opportunity to network with keynote speakers from a range of rural and community organisations from across Australia. This program is designed to connect you with prominent community and industry leaders to maximise your learning experience.


Administration of scholarship:

  •  ABIF and Fairfax will be offering financial support and Marcus Oldham College providing the course.
  •  ABIF and Fairfax will form a panel of independent local people to assess the applications.
  •  Panel members must not be related by family or employment to the applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

The program is open to leaders and emerging leaders from across rural Australia. Applicants are accepted based on their:

  • potential to contribute as a leader in their community and industry
  • demonstrated desire to develop their leadership skills, self-confidence and personal effectiveness
  •  capacity to contribute to our diverse national, industry, sector and role representation criteria.

Conditions of applications:

  •  Applicants must be available to attend the course Sunday 17th June to Friday 22nd June this year.
  •  Applicants who previously attended the Marcus Oldham Leadership Course in this or any other capacity are ineligible for this scholarship.

There are no maximum age or experience criteria however it is preferable participants should be at least 21 years of age. Women and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to nominate.

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