WANTED – AWI calls for future breeding industry leaders

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is putting the call out to the future breeding leaders of the wool industry to nominate for AWI’s biennial Breeding Leadership course.

Designed to improve the leadership skills of young people in the wool industry, the Breeding Leadership program is a key feature of AWI’s investment in education and training and is an opportunity available to any wool industry participants aged from 25 to 35 years.

AWI’s General Manager of Operations Nigel Gosse said applications are now open for the 2020 Breeding Leadership course which will be run in Clare, South Australia from Sunday, 9 February – Friday, 14 February 2020.

“The Breeding Leadership course encompasses areas of leadership and personal development, working in teams, strategy and ‘thinking big’ about the future of breeding, as well as covering business fundamentals including managing change, entrepreneurship and innovation and problem solving,” Mr Gosse said.

“The development of the wool industry’s next leaders is paramount to AWI’s operations and this program, which was established in 2002, has a strong history of success and continues to grow in popularity with more than 150 participants having completed the course, some of whom have gone on to become champions of the industry.

“Furthermore, AWI’s Breeding Leadership course provides an opportunity for participants learn and network with likeminded people in the wool industry from all corners of the country.”

As part of the program participants also embark on an engaging industry tour; past industry visits have included Michell Wool, Anlaby Station and local wool production enterprises and, hearing from industry experts and current leaders.

Past program participant, Kyle Gumprich, from Narrogin in Western Australia said, “I came along to Breeding Leadership to learn how to develop myself as a leader within the industry, but I've also learnt so much more.”

Chelsea Hahlenburg from Naracoorte in South Australia said, “I valued all of it - as each part connects to the others.”

If you see yourself as a future breeding leader, applications for the course are open now and close at 5:00 pm Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

For more information and application details, click here to download the Breeding Leadership 2020 Application Form.

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