Project number: 2016-408
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $308,434.79
Principal Investigator: Philippa Woodhill
Organisation: Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF)
Project start/end date: 15 Jun 2016 - 18 Nov 2020


The issues facing the fishing industry are unique and complex. In order to meet these challenges, good leaders are needed in all areas of influence. It is vital that these leaders use their leadership and build consensus to bring about change. The ARLF develops leaders who can act individually and collectively, in ethical ways for a stronger rural and regional Australia.

The investment to develop leaders at all levels of industry and across al sectors, and improve communication between them is critical for a successful and productive industry into the future.

Developing individual leadership capacity, in turn will lead to communities and the broader industry being able to meet future challenges and opportunities.

Core capabilities required and developed within the ARLP include: governance, influence, critical thinking, leading through complexity and ethical considerations. These are capabilities that underpin industry leadership and it is through these core capabilities that the industry will be able to respond to current and future needs.

Relationships, and the ability of participants to relate to one another and build other relationships, underpin all learning developments.


1. Facilitate socially responsible leadership
2. Facilitate experiences to understand and undertake critical appraisal
3. Undertake experiences to build self understanding relative to others
4. Undertake experiences that build an understanding and application of ethical considerations within leadership contexts
5. Undertake experiences to facilitate an understanding of the importance of context to leadership thinking and decision making
6. Undertake experiences to build personal ability to be effective and constructive within leadership situations
7. Facilitate experiences that provide examples and processes of leadership for change
8. Provide examples that stimulate greater understanding and practice associated with leadership influence
9. Provide experiences that build socially critical thinking for leadership practice

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1. Establish an industry engagement strategy for the WA Area 3 Abalone Fishery based on the approach used, and knowledge gained, by the Victorian Western Zone Fishery and the Western Abalone Divers Association.
Western Australian Fishing Industry Council Inc (WAFIC)