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For Our Future – Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program


Developing tomorrow’s leaders – people with the knowledge and skills to collaboratively drive the future – is a longstanding goal of the Australian forest and wood products industry. For Our Future, the Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program, addresses this by offering professional-level leadership development to industry participants.

Structured around four four-day regional workshops in Mt Gambier, Tumut, Bunbury and Gympie (or surrounds), followed by a combined national five-day workshop in Melbourne, the program will be delivered by a consortium comprising the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Leadership Victoria and polykala.

It is hoped to have to have 12 participants in each region (48 in total) enrolled in the pilot program which will run from February to June 2018.

Participants will be expected to attend nine workshop days, plus deliver pre-work and group projects. This significant commitment of individual and employer time reflects the value and stature of the program and its anticipated outcomes.

To minimise barriers to participation, there is a nominal fee of $1,000 per participant, plus personal travel costs. All other costs will be borne by FWPA.

For more information, or to nominate a participant, please contact Ric Sinclair, FWPA’s Managing Director at or 0407 329 372.

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Program to develop mid-level managers to increase their capacity to take national leadership roles within individual companies or the broader industry by building stronger regional and national cohorts that have exposure to current and future industry issues and best practice leadership skills.

The program will initially focus on four regions – Mt Gambier (SA), Upper Murray (NSW), SE QLD and South West WA – with one combined residency in a major capital city.

If you wish to register your interest in the FWPA regional and collaborative leadership, please fill in the below form.


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