Project number: 2008-309
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $73,999.20
Principal Investigator: Jill Briggs
Organisation: Affectus Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 12 Dec 2007 - 30 Jun 2009


The success of the national seafood industry leadership program has seen a growth in support from industry and increased competition for places in the progam.

The seafood industry, will always face challenges where leadership is needed. Currently, many fisheries are facing the very real crisis of declining access to fishing resources. Investing in Leadership, and the assocaited networks and cross stakeholder understanding is seen as vitally important for all sectors to be able to contribute to debate, drive change and address challenges in order to enable the fishing industry to reach its potential.

The National Leadership Program has had considerable support from industry throughout the years from sponsorship of key events and in-kind contribution to provision of guest speakers. These areas of support and the ongoing funding as built a leadership program with significant reputation throughout the industry. Rural Training Initiatives is aware that this reputation needs to be protected and enhanced through the delivery of a 2008 program.

As mentioned in the background section, it is critical that the momentum for leadership development is not lost during a 'fallow' year.


1. Develop the leadership capability of the seafood industry
2. Ensure individuals from a broad cross section of industry are encouraged and supported to develop their leadership potential
3. Encourage cross-sectoral understanding within the seafood industry

Final report

ISBN: 978-0-9805979-0-5
Author: Jill Briggs

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