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Corporate governance training - Scholarships for grass-fed beef producers

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31 Jan 2018 - 11:00pm
The long-term productivity and profitability of the grassfed beef industry is reliant on the industry being represented by producers with strong corporate governance and leadership skills.
To support this, the Cattle Council of Australia, in conjunction with Meat and Livestock Australia, are providing the opportunity for grassfed beef producers to develop their skills in corporate governance. The course will be run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in Canberra, from 16-20 April 2018.
The successful candidates will be selected based on state demand for the course. The selection criteria will ensure that a diverse range of producers (demographic, production systems and background) are chosen ensuring all aspects of the industry are represented in the program.
What is the AICD Course?
The AICD Directors Course is a five-day comprehensive programme that covers board governance and directorship. Producers taking part in the course will gain an understanding of:
  • The role of directors and issues involved in board participation
  • The need to measure risk and Risk Management Strategies
  • The importance of an organisations financial performance and methods for monitoring
  • Producers will also gain enhanced business skills that they can utilise in their own operations.
CCA and MLA wish to provide beef producers the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge within their business to ensure a sustainable and productive cattle industry. The course is open to all grassfed cattle producers that have a desire to provide leadership within the grassfed beef industry.
Applications for the 2018 AICD Course
Applications for 2018 are now open until midnight Wednesday 31 January 2018. The AICD Course will be held in Canberra from the 16-20 April 2018. Seven opportunities are available, one from each state and territory.  
Applicants will need to submit a written application outlining their leadership, industry strategy and involvement, knowledge of industry issues, and record of achievement. Application forms are available here.
Applicants selected for interview will need to be available via telephone or face to face in February 2018.
Further information is available here.

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