Applications Open for Breeding Leadership 2024

If you are passionate about your wool industry and want to develop your skills to make a difference in the future, this course is for you!


Breeding Leadership is designed for anyone 25 to 35 years old working in agriculture with a focus on the wool industry.

AWI Breeding Leadership is an excellent opportunity to network with over 20 like-minded people from around Australia. You will get the opportunity to learn from skilled deliverers in the areas of leadership and strategic thinking. There will also be opportunity for networking with others from the wool industry, as well as field trips to innovative businesses outside the industry.

Established in 2002 by South Australian Stud Merino Breeders Association, Breeding Leadership became a national program through the Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders in 2004. Funding for this program is now provided by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

The five-day program covers a range of topics including understanding yourself (personality typing), strategy  (understanding your business and industry), working in teams(accountability, communicating expectations, decision making) and the future (returning to your business and managing change). There is a full day bus tour to allow participants the opportunity to visit local leaders in a range of industries.

At the end of Breeding Leadership, participants will have sound leadership skills that will enable them to become enthusiastic, influential, dynamic and dedicated leaders within the wool industry.

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Breeding Leadership 2024