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Cotton leaders graduate, and call opens for new crop (23 September 2016)

Participants in Course 22 of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation's iconic Australian Rural Leadership Program - including cotton industry leaders Sean Boland and Jamie Iker - graduated from the program at a dinner in Perth last night. 

Meanwhile, applications have opened for Course 24 of the ARLP, which will commence in July 2017 - and cotton industry leaders are being encouraged to apply. 

The program immerses participants in a series of unique experiences over 15 months that develops their leadership capability, practices and perspectives. Applicants are sought from diverse places, industries and backgrounds, to increase their capacity to lead contemporary issues affecting regional Australia, both locally and internationally.

The program involves over 50 days of face to face contact, with five sessions taking place in locations across Australia including the remote Kimberley region in Western Australia. Participants will also travel overseas for one session to Indonesia. Course 24 of the ARLP will take place between July 2017 and October 2018.

CRDC, Cotton Australia and Auscott partner each year to support one or two cotton industry leaders to participate in the program. Leaders selected for Course 24 will join an illustrious alumni of cotton industry leaders who have graduated from the ARLP - including Jamie and Sean. CRDC, Cotton Australia and Auscott are currrently supporting Matt Bradd, Sydney, and Meagan Laidlaw, Brisbane, to undertake Course 23.

For more information, or to apply, visit the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation website.