Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

The Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme develops a platform of knowledge, skills, thinking and strategic networks for existing and emerging leaders in the rural and primary industry sector.

Develop and refine your leadership potential in a supportive environment with leadership experts and senior industry leaders.

2015 courses

Course 1: 27 January – 3 July
Applications close: Monday 20 October 2014

Course 2: 23 June to 20 November
Applications close: Monday 23 March

New programme developments for 2015 include:

  • Two course options – January or June start dates
  • Four distinct modules of experiential learning
  • Shortened six-month programme including three residentials (one at nine days and two at four days)
  • A project providing exciting challenge in your leadership journey 
  • Mentor planning &  identification support.

Download the programme brochure.

What will you gain from the programme?

  • A toolkit of personal leaderships skills and competencies
  • Confidence to apply skills to leadership, management and governance roles
  • Understanding of the New Zealand primary sector strategy and New Zealand’s global context
  • Introductions to industry leaders and strategic influencers in the primary sector 
  • Knowledge in advocacy, influence and political process
  • Association with a strong and proud alumni.

Read more about the history of the programme.


Online applicants form or download the application form (PDF 809 KB).

Online referee form or download the referee form (PDF 256 KB).

Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Comments from previous participants

My Kellogg Rural Leaders experience has been pivotal, providing new insight into many of the different dimensions of primary industry leadership, operations, governance and politics.  Learning with a group of like-minded people was motivating and they continue to be close friends and a valuable network.  My participation, at the age of thirty two, gave me greater skills and a deeper understanding that have been essential for the roles that I have had.  We can all be better all of the time and Kellogg equips us to do so.

William Morrison, Director, Morrison Farming (2010 programme)
Comment from previous participant - see also other participant comments.


Page last updated on: 04/09/2014