Exciting opportunity for those in the wine industry
WE'RE only two weeks into 2019, but already agricultural opportunities abound.
Grape growers have the chance to apply for Future Leaders, a leadership development program offered by Wine Australia.
As South Burnett wineries are renowned for their quality, those involved in the industry in the region are encouraged to fill out an application form.
Program manager Jo Hargreaves said they were looking for people with skills, leadership drive and passion for the wine sector.
As part of the program, Ms Hargreaves said participants would be asked to consider both the opportunities and challenges within the industry.
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"Through our partnership with Pragmatic Thinking Future Leaders, 2019 participants will explore cutting-edge leadership skills, hear from world-class speakers and receive state-of-the-art input on topics such as innovation, thought leadership, culture and sector impact," she said.
"We will also be calling on previous alumni and long-serving individuals in our sector to be mentors throughout the 2019 program; to provide their wisdom, build greater networks and support an exciting future for our community."
Four Winds Vineyard CEO Sarah Collingwood said it was a competitive but worthwhile program.
"I received some great advice from a friend who said I should keep applying for Future Leaders as it is competitive, and most people don't get in the first time around," she said.
After participating in the program in 2017, Ms Collingwood said Future Leaders had a significant impact.
"We discussed issues such as what personal impediments we each put in the way of making progress, how to develop and maintain great culture in our businesses and how to have tough conversations," she said.
"But most importantly, from the Future Leaders course I have made lifelong friends who work in all aspects of the sector."