Growing Leaders – National Vegetable Industry Leadership Program

Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) continues to fund the highly sought-after program into 2017.

Developed, managed and delivered by Rural Training Initiatives P/L, the program provides a great opportunity for those in leadership roles, or those who aspire to take leadership roles, across all aspects of the vegetable industry.

Hort Innovation Chief Executive Officer, John Lloyd said the course offers participants the tools to take their business to the next level, and get the edge on their competitors.

“The Growing Leaders course is open to growers, harvesters, marketers, processers, exporters, importers, and all roles in between,” Mr Lloyd said.

“We basically want to hear from anyone who is working in the Australian vegetable industry who wants to gain the right skills to positively shape their own future, the future of their business and the Australian vegetable industry as a whole.”

The program, designed in consultation with the vegetable industry, is delivered over six months including one three-day residential session in Melbourne and the Gold Coast and Canberra.

Participants will learn practical skills including:

  • Conflict management
  • Communication techniques
  • The management of efficient meetings
  • High performance team building
  • Media knowledge, and more.

Applications for the Growing Leaders 2017 National Vegetable Industry Leadership Program will open in November 2016 .

For more course information, go to To register your interest, contact Jill Briggs on 02 6035 7284, 0409 455 710 or email