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Final call for Developing Dairy Leaders Program 2018 applications

Dairy’s future leaders have a final chance to submit their applications for the next Developing Dairy Leaders Program (DDLP).

The deadline for applications is Monday, 4 June 2018.

Skill building, networking and planning for the future are key themes of the DDLP, as past participants have gone on to serve as Regional Development Program (RPD) directors, State Farmer Organisation representatives, and advisors on strategy, policy and innovation across industry, government, commercial and community sectors.

What does it involve?

DDLP is delivered by Marcus Oldham College and supported by Dairy Australia and Australian Dairy Farmers.

It includes interactive workshops, presentations, networking events, keynote speakers and a research investigation. Participants will meet with leaders from within and outside the dairy industry, across government and private sectors.

What do past participants say?

“Apply immediately, and figure out the farm workload later!” says Gippsland Developing Dairy Leader alumnus Ben Vagg.

“Self-improvement and knowledge development is too important to wait.

“The program is very informative on the broader structure of the Australian Dairy industry and its stakeholders, and shows you how anybody can show leadership, you just need to be engaged and informed and open to all members of your community.”

When does the program take place?

The program is held over two residential components from June 25 to 29 in Melbourne and August 21 to 24 in Canberra.

What does it cost?

Flights, meals, accommodation and course fees are covered by the program. The program is supported by Dairy Australia and Australian Dairy Farmers.

How to apply

Complete the online application, which includes providing your resume and contact details of two referees. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake an interview with the selection panel via phone or in person.

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