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
Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program 2021
Where Marcus Oldham
145 Pigdons Road
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
When Sunday 5 September to Friday 10th September 2021
Cost $3,300 incl. GST (early bird discount price: $2,800 incl. GST)
Applications close Friday 16th July 2021
Early bird discount close Friday 30th April 2021
Contact Emily Van Es
[email protected]
03 5243 3533
Apply Online Click here to apply for 2021
To download the 2021 Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program Flyer and Paper Application Form, click on the PDFs below.

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