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Cotton leaders chosen for iconic leadership program (11 May)

Timothy Chaffey of Quirindi and Richard Malone of Griffith have been selected as cotton's participants in course 24 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP), supported by CRDC, Cotton Australia and Auscott Limited. 

Timothy and Richard are among 33 leaders from diverse industries, communities and backgrounds selected to undertake the ARLP: a 15-month leadership program which takes place across Australia and Indonesia, immersing rural, regional and remote leaders in a series of unique experiences to develop their leadership capabilities. 

“The selected leaders have undergone a rigorous selection process to be chosen for Course 24 of the ARLP. They come from all walks of life and these unique backgrounds will make for a rich and diverse program,” said Matt Linnegar, CEO of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. 

“These leaders are sponsored by our generous partners, who provide a $55,000 scholarship for each participant to undertake the program. Our partners believe that developing leaders is crucial for the greater good of rural, regional and remote Australia.” 

During the program the participants will develop as leaders through challenging their own behaviours, thinking and actions, and those of others. They will develop relationships to form a network of supportive leaders. 

“Throughout the program the leaders will travel to locations across Australia, including the remote Kimberley region in Western Australia and to Indonesia for the international component of the program,” said Matt. 

The participants will commence their first session of the program in Darwin in July, before travelling to the Kimberley region for an experiential component of the program. 

CRDC, Cotton Australia and Auscott Limited are long standing supporters of the program, co-funding two ARLP participants per year.