Womens horticulture leadership skills scholarship

Hort Innovation and Women and Leadership Australia (WLA) are offering a new round of funding for women in horticulture looking to develop their leadership skills, with applications now open to receive leadership development scholarships with a value of up to $10,941.

The leadership development scholarships offer funding for women who work in levy-paying horticultural businesses to take part in one of three courses offered by WLA.

These three courses have been tailored to suit women across three key management levels:

  • Accelerated Leadership Performance Program is a four-month course for early-career managers and emerging leaders.
  • Executive Ready program is a seven-month course for women with mid-level management and leadership experience.
  • Advanced Leadership Program is a 12-month course for senior and executive-level women.

To be eligible women must be employed by a levy paying business in the hort sector. 

The courses are specifically designed to fit around your existing employment and are delivered via a ‘blended’ teaching model that incorporates online and face-to-face components.

Each scholarship available through this funding is a partial scholarship that covers almost 60 per cent of the fee for each program, leaving a residual payment for successful applicants. The scholarships will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.

Funding is limited and must be apportioned by the end of this calendar year.

Expressions of Interest close Friday, December 7th.

For more information on these scholarships and to learn how to apply, visit the WLA website.

Leadership training for women in Australian horticulture is funded by the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from Women & Leadership Australia and contributions from the Australian Government.