Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme 2019 Applications – Now Open


Do you want to be a recognised leader in the agribusiness sector? Get the skills to achieve your full potential by completing a Kellogg Rural Leadership programme. Application now open.

The Kellogg Rural Leadership programme is a well established and respected developer of leaders for the primary industries.

Kellogg differentiates itself from other leadership programmes by developing the “contextual intelligence” and thinking required for leadership in the primary industries. This is done through experiential learning with case studies, field trips, discussions & debates with industry leaders and presenters.

Participants develop and refine your leadership potential in a supportive environment with leadership experts and senior industry leaders.

The programme aims to provide:

  • A toolkit of personal leaderships skills and competencies.
  • Confidence to apply skills to leadership, management and governance roles.
  • A supportive environment and colleagues to test and apply new knowledge and skills.
  • A greater understanding and appreciation of the New Zealand primary sectors, their strategies, management and leadership challenges & opportunities.
  • New networks of industry leaders and strategic influencers in the primary sector.
  • Knowledge in advocacy, influence and political process.
  • Membership of a strong and proud alumni.

There are two intakes of 24 participants each year, selected to represent diversity across industry sectors, level of experience, geographical location, gender and ethnicity.

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Applications close 15 October 2018

AGMARDT Leadership Scholarship 2018/19 Intake Open



Five new AGMARDT scholarships are available for leadership and governance training within the agribusiness sector.

AGMARDT are offering up to five Scholarships to the value of up to $15,000 (Incl. GST) for each scholarship awarded to assist applicant to attend courses or a personal development programme or an overseas business school.

AGMARDT supports initiatives that develop future leaders and improve the leadership and governance skills of individuals involved in agribusiness. There is limited depth of leadership and governance skills within the agribusiness sector, and there are those who are missing development opportunities on a regional basis, which has the potential to limit New Zealand’s ability to take advantage of beneficial market opportunities.

The Leadership Scholarship provides an opportunity for individual applicants to:

  • achieve their potential through a personalised development plan
  • develop and advance their management, leadership and governance skills
  • participate in management, leadership and governance programmes that make a positive difference to agribusiness and are aligned with AGMARDT’s strategic interests

The Leadership Scholarship is available for individuals wishing to advance their leadership or governance skills necessary to take on future leadership roles within agribusiness and beyond.

We believe that the success of agribusiness will be driven by talented and inspired leadership.

Applications close 5pm on 28 September 2018

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Applications received via the online portal ( will be considered by the AGMARDT Board of Trustees and advisors where appropriate.

AWDT 2019 Escalator Programme Now OPEN



AGMARDT are proud supporters of the Agri-Womens Development Trust. Their 10-month leadership and governance programme, Escalator, is open to women in all primary industries.

Escalator is an established leadership and governance programme for women involved in primary industries and rural communities. It equips them with the tools, confidence and support they need to successfully lead and govern in their chosen fields.

Participants are engaged and challenged by cutting-edge content delivered by leading experts in a highly-supportive environment of personalised learning.

The coaching, support and mentoring participants receive from AWDT, industry leaders and each other put Escalator in a class of its own. Each year 14 women are selected for the programme which begins in February and ends in November.

Applications for 2019 CLOSE on 28 September 2018

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