Training our future leaders

By Country News on June 22, 2016

A leadership training opportunity for people connected with the dairy industry in north-east Victoria is available.

The Gardiner Foundation is offering scholarships to participate in the 2016-17 Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program.

The program spans 10 months of experiential education, and the next program will start in July.

It will offer participants the opportunity to meet a broad range of regional, state and national leaders.

The partnership between Gardiner Foundation and the Alpine Valleys program provides an opportunity for up to three passionate individuals from the dairy and allied industries to build their skills, confidence and networks within their region.

Gardiner scholarship recipient in 2015, Lauralee Hogg, is an up-and-coming leader of the Corryong community.

Still in her 20s, she was appointed store manager for Murray Goulburn just prior to the commencement of the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program, and in her spare time throws herself into a range of community activities, but particularly her local netball club as a player and coach.

‘‘The program has opened my eyes to so many exciting opportunities that can be achieved in rural and remote areas of Victoria,’’ Ms Hogg said.

‘‘I’m looking forward to the second half of the program to see what skills are waiting to be learned.’’

Inquiries and applications have been invited from people who are either actively involved in the dairy industry in north-eastern Victoria or active community members in the Mitta Valley (whether involved in dairy or not).

For more information or to apply, contact program co-ordinator Karlie Langdon by email at or phone on 0437827548 or go to

By Country News on June 22, 2016

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