AgriFutures - Emerging Leaders Program

AgriFutures - Emerging Leaders Program

AgriFutures have an opportunity for those working in an emerging industry to apply for the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF)  TRAIL Leadership Program .

Applications are now open and close Sunday, 12 December 2021. One industry participant will be sponsored to attend the program, valued at $10,450 per position.

More about ARLF TRAIL
The program takes emerging leaders aged 25-39 from different sectors, locations and cultural backgrounds on a seven-day challenge-based program to expand their leadership skills. Applying a holistic approach to leadership development, the program encompasses an outdoor leadership experience in the mountains outside Canberra, numerous workshops, panel sessions, and seminars to build and develop leadership capability. Participants will:

  • Explore adaptive strategies to address complex issues and situations
  • Increase awareness of the six ARLF leadership practices
  • Develop an understanding of how behaviour impacts on relationships with others
  • Build peer networks for future collaboration and support.

The TRAIL Program has developed 141 emerging leaders over 10 years and all graduates join a network of over 1700 ARLF alumni across the country.

What you need to know
Applications Open: Monday, 15 November 2021 (9am AEDT)
Applications Close: Sunday, 12 December 2021 (11:59pm AEDT)
TRAIL Program Dates: 10 – 16 March 2022

The program will take place in Canberra ACT and surrounding regions.

How to apply
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be available to take part in the seven-day TRAIL Leadership Program from 10-16 March 2022
  • Applicant must be aged 25-39
  • Applicant must demonstrate they are an emerging rural leader
  • Applicant must demonstrate their desire to increase their leadership knowledge
  • Applicant must indicate how they intend to use their increased leadership knowledge for betterment of their industry and/or employer.

Applications close Sunday, 12 December 2021 at 11:59pm (AEDT). If you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity, please share this information with them.


For more information on the TRAIL Program visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation's website here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ange Wakeman, Manager, Capacity Building on email or mobile 0409 611 633.