Leadership and Mentoring Program
About: Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program
Do you want to improve your leadership skills? The Victorian Rural Women’s Network offers funded places for eligible rural Victorian women on highly regarded leadership and mentoring programs.
Funded places are available to Victorian-based rural women who are connected to agriculture or the agriculture supply chain. The network is proud to partner with four program providers:
Which program is for you?
The Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program is designed for rural Victorian women at every stage of their leadership journey, from emerging to experienced leaders.
In 2020, funded places will be available on five programs. Applications open throughout 2019 for the 2020 intake. Which program is right for you?
Are you an emerging leader?
If you are a rural Victorian woman connected with agriculture who is at entry to mid-career leadership level, see:
Do you live in Victoria’s Great South Coast, Loddon Murray, Geelong or Alpine Valley districts?
Applications for Leadership Great South Coast program open: 22 July-25 September 2019
(Note: Leadership Great South Coast is the first of four 2020 programs to open, followed by Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program, Leaders for Geelong and Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program. All 10 regional areas of this program will be included between 2019-2021).
Are you a senior leader?
If you are a high-achieving rural Victorian woman connected with agriculture who has considerable leadership experience, see:
Applications open: Early May 2019
Applications close: EXTENDED to Sunday 18 August 2019
Applications opening early 2020
More information to come.
Are you a woman with board experience who wants to boost your skills?
If you are a rural Victorian woman connected to agriculture who has board experience and wants to strengthen skills and improve effectiveness, see:
- Strengthening Board Skills
- Mastering Board Skills
Applications opening soon
Do you aspire to be on a board?
If you are a rural Victorian woman connected to agriculture who wants an introduction to board skills, The Observership Program offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience sitting as an ‘observer’ on a board. See:
Applications open: 22 July 2019
Applications close: 18 August 2019
Applications will be assessed against the eligibility and selection criteria on individual partnered program websites and as following:
Diversity and inclusion Recipients of funded places on The Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program will also represent the diversity of Victoria’s women involved in agriculture or the agriculture supply chain (sector, geographical location, professional experience and personal background). Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply.
Selection panel A selection panel for each program will include Agriculture Victoria employees.
Complaints process Complaints, enquiries and feedback in relation to the processing of applications should be sent to VRWNetwork@ecodev.vic.gov.au If an applicant, or any other person, continues to be dissatisfied with the administration of the program they may raise their concerns with the Victorian Ombudsman. The Victorian Ombudsman may be contacted by telephone on (03) 9613 6222, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further questions and enquiries, email email@example.com