Members of the Australian cotton industry are being encouraged to nominate to be part of the Australian Rural Leadership Program’s (ARLP) upcoming course.
John Durham has been a participant of ARLP (Photo: Nathan Dyer)
Course 27 of the successful initiative is set to get underway in the coming months, and two scholarships are available to the cotton industry.
The ARLP aims to develop stronger leadership within the communities and industries of rural, regional and remote Australia, and has been running for more than 20 years.
The initiative is based on the Australian Rural leadership Foundation’s Leadership Philosophy:
- Disrupt: multiple experiential challenges (physical, emotional, mental, social and intellectual) in changing real-world situations.
- Discover: opportunities for critical self-reflection and a deeper understanding of others’ perspectives.
- Develop: behavioural intelligence, the ability to trust and support others and the confidence to lead in different contexts.
- Deliver: tangible, positive change in your organisation, sector or community through new conversations and connections.
The 15-month scholarships, worth $50,000 each, are funded by Cotton Australia, CRDC and Auscott Ltd.
Nominations are open to anyone working in the industry.
Southern Valleys cotton grower John Durham is soon to graduate from ARLP’s Course 25. While reflecting on his involvement in the course, John told the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation:
“On a personal level, I now have the confidence to share my story and to be proud of growing and supplying the best quality cotton fibre to the world. We need our industry to tell the true stories of our progressive and innovative industry and its contribution to regional communities. Every time we invest energy in communicating the facts, more of the general public are well informed and negative perceptions are challenged.” John says.
Applications close Sunday, 1st September 2019.