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 890 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

Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Programs 2024
Where Marcus Oldham
145 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
When Program 1 – Sunday 5th May to Friday 10th May 2024

Program 2 – Sunday 18th August to Friday 23rd August 2024

Cost $3,750 incl. GST (early bird discount price: $3250 incl. GST)
Applications close Applications for the May 2024 program close 1st March 2024

Applications for the August 2024 program close 28th June 2024

Early bird discount close Early bird applications for the May 2024 Program are now open and close 5pm AEDT 8th December 2023

Early bird applications for the August 2024 Program are now open and close 5pm AEDT 26th April 2024

Contact leadership@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au or call 03 5247 2901
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