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*CANCELLED* Are you a future leader of the Australian pork industry?

Unfortunately we have decided that the 2020 Australian Pork Industry Leadership Program will not go ahead. With COVID-19 affecting all travel, there are no guarantees around domestic travel, let alone the trip to Denmark (usually in October). Even if travel restrictions have lifted by then, quarantine periods upon entry into Europe or upon return to Australia may make the length of time away from work unreasonable to the chosen participants, and there is, of course, the health risk to consider as well. We feel the Danish expedition in particular is an essential component of the program, and that it would not be fair to try to go ahead without it, even if the domestic aspects of the program could be worked around. We have every intention of continuing this program in 2021.

Applications for the 2020 Australian Pork Industry Leadership Program (Course 3) are now open.

They will close on Friday 27 March 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

The program has run very successfully in 2018 and 2019, and will continue this year in a near-identical format:

Three workshops will be held throughout the course’s 12 month duration:

Session 1:  12-15 May, 2020, Canberra

This is a fast track experience to strengthen team dynamics, identify and manage communication issues, and embed a practice of collaboration across the team.

Session 2: October 2020, dates TBC

Overseas expedition to visit various farm and processing operations across the supply chain in Denmark, as well as attend the 2020 ‘Svine Kongressen’.

Session 3: Early 2021, location TBC

In developing awareness of leadership issues across the sector, this workshop will aim to prepare participants for a broader leadership engagement platform, and for future roles on industry Boards, associations, and communities.

This is a competitive program, and places in the 2020 course will be awarded to the top six applicants, after being assessed by a judging panel consisting of a mix of APL staff, producers/delegates, industry consultants, and other key stakeholders.

Selection criteria include:

  • Standing as a current leader of applicant’s future leadership potential
  • Applicant’s ability to influence on-farm practice change and lead innovation, both within their workplace but also within wider industry
  • Contributions currently being made within industry (local and/or national)
  • Current job role and responsibilities
  • Length of time the applicant has been involved in industry.

If you are interested in applying, or have questions relating to the course or application process, please contact Rachael Bryant on 0437 651 839, or

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Australian Pork Limited

The producer owned organisation supporting and promoting the Australian pork industry. Australian Pork Limited (APL) is caring for the future of Australian pork.