The Australian Rural leadership Program prepares participants to be leaders who can help shape and secure a competitive, profitable and sustainable future for rural, regional and remote Australia. The fishing industry needs leaders with knowledge and skills and access to a national network of graduates representing all rural industries, the community sector and relevant policy development areas within government. This will provide fishing industry leaders with the capacity to:
- develop and share a vision for their industry
- operate effectively in a national and international context
- establish strategic alliances and build strong links within and across industry sectors
- identify the competing demands for industry, government and community support
- understand the values, arguments and tactics of other interest groups
- deal confidently with industry, government and community leaders in Australia and overseas
- participant in shaping national policies
- identify and analyse the strategic issues affecting the future of the fishing industry.
The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) has, since 1992, developed and delivered leadership programs that make a difference to individuals, organisations and communities that have a commitment to rural, regional and remote Australia. Since 1992, the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC) has funded the participation of industry leaders in ARLF education programs to support ongoing industry involvement, development and innovation.
The ARLF’s educational programs have evolved over time in response to leadership education research. The Foundation’s programs have, however, always been based upon the offering of diverse experiences and critical reflection sessions. These are the two processes that shape leadership learning. The experiences and critical thinking processes provide the framework within which the Foundation’s identified leadership principles are presented to participants.
The Foundation’s commitment to ARLP and short course graduates is continued through their membership of the LEAD Network. It provides networking and life-long professional and personal development opportunities for all Foundation graduates.
This report, focusing on the fishing industry, demonstrates this success by showcasing the contribution of 46 Foundation graduates and current participants sponsored by FRDC and four other graduates who were sponsored by other industries and organisations, but who work in the fishing industry.
The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation has, since 1992, developed and delivered leadership programs that make a difference to individuals, organisations and communities that have a commitment to rural, regional or remote Australia. Supporting industry and community leaders helps sustain and build social, economic and environmental values throughout rural Australia.
The success of our approach to leadership is evident through the work of our graduates.
This report, focusing on the fishing industry, demonstrates this success by showcasing 45 Foundation graduates and current course participants who all contribute “above and beyond” to rural Australia. This is significant because the first graduate represented in this report, completed the ARLP in 1994, more than 17 years ago.