The Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program, supported by NAB Agribusiness, is an intensive five-day workshop conducted on the college campus at Geelong. The program, which commenced in 1992, is recognised as one of the longest running rural leadership programs in the nation. It has developed a strong reputation in the agricultural and agribusiness sector, attracting support from a wide range of industry and rural community groups from diverse regional backgrounds.

The industries represented include livestock grazing for meat and fibre, broad acre summer and winter cropping, dairy production, poppy production, cotton production, horticulture, apiary and a range of agribusiness support businesses.

With an average of approximately 35 participants per course, there are in excess of 780 graduates from the program across Australia. A number of these graduates are now representing their industries or rural communities at the decision-making level in the boardrooms of both community and industry groups.

The program will develop the skills and knowledge of participants to enable them to:

  • undertake a leadership role in their industry or community
  • competently represent their industry or community in decision-making forums
  • understand and address the issues facing rural industries and rural communities

There will be two Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Programs run in 2022 with one run in May and the second in September.

Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program 2022
Where Marcus Oldham
145 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
When Program 1 – Sunday 15th May to Friday 20th May 2022 – Fully subscribed
Program 2 – Sunday 28th August to Friday 2nd September 2022
Cost $3,300 incl. GST (early bird discount price: $2,800 incl. GST)
Applications close The May program is currently full for 2022

Applications for the September program close 29th July unless places are exhausted earlier.

Early bird discount close The May program is currently full for 2022

Applications for the Early Bird Discount for September 2022 close COB 30th June 2022

Contact Emily Van Es
03 5243 3533
Apply Online The May program is currently full for 2022

Applications for the September 2022 program are now open.

Please apply here.

To download the 2022 Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program Flyer, please click on the PDF below.

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