Established in 2002 by the South Australian Stud Merino Breeders Association, Breeding Leadership became a national program through the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders in 2004. Since 2012, AWI has funded the course.
Since its inception, more than 150 people have completed the course.
Sam Neumann from SA participated in Breeding Leadership in 2016 and said "the course allowed us to look at topics vital to business but outside of usual operating scope. The group benefited from having these topics 'translated' into a language and practical application that we understand and use."
Dayne West, a shearing contractor from Dubbo, NSW said, "I would recommend to anyone in the wool industry". He found "all areas were beneficial to better understand myself and will assist me to develop my business".
The five day program covers a range of topics including strategy (understanding your business and industry), understanding yourself (personality typing), working in teams (accountability, communicating expectations, decision making) and the future (entrepreneurship, innovation and managing change). There is also a full day tour to allow participants the opportunity to visit local leaders in a range of industries.
Breeding Leadership 2020 will be held in Clare, SA from Sunday, 9 – Friday 14 February 2020. For more information and application details, click here to download the Breeding Leadership 2020 Application Form. Applications for the course are open now and close at 5:00 pm Wednesday, 30 October 2019.