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Applications for the next Lincoln-based programme close
midnight Sunday, 1 May 2022.

Dates and Costs

The Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme can easily be completed while continuing with your work. Two programmes are available in Lincoln each year, along with one regionally based programme.

In 2022 we continue our regionally hosted Kellogg programmes, this time in Whanganui.

Find out more about the Lincoln and Whanganui programmes dates, costs and available funding below.

Applications for the Kellogg 2022 programmes are now open. Register your interest to receive the application form and additional details on the 2022 programmes. Note: Applications for the 2021 Kellogg programmes are now closed.

2023 Kellogg Programme dates

Kellogg Programme One, Lincoln: 24 January - 7 July 2023

Phase One (Lincoln):
Tuesday 24 January – Wednesday 1 February 2022.

Phase Two (Wellington):
Monday 17 April – Friday 21 April 2023.

Phase Three (Lincoln):
Monday 3 July – Friday 7 July 2023.

Applications close: Sunday 30 October 2022.

Kellogg Programme Two, Lincoln: 13 June - 30 November 2023

Phase One (Lincoln):
Tuesday 13 June – Wednesday 21 June 2023.

Phase Two (Wellington):
Monday 11 September – Friday 15 September 2023.

Phase Three (Lincoln):
Monday 27 November – Thursday 30 November 2023.

Applications close on Sunday, 16 April 2023.

2022 Kellogg Programme dates

Kellogg Programme One, Lincoln: 25 January - 8 July 2022

Phase 1 (Lincoln):
Tuesday 25 January – Wednesday 2 February 2022.

Phase 2 (Wellington):
Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April 2022.

Phase 3 (Lincoln):
Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July 2022.

Applications are now closed.

Kellogg Programme Two, Whanganui: 3 May - 21 October 2022

Continuing our regionally based programmes, we’re pleased to be delivering a programme in Manawatū-Whanganui.

Phase 1 (Whanganui)
Tuesday 3 May 2022 – Wednesday 11 May 2022.

Phase 2 (Wellington)
Monday 1 August 2022 – Friday 5 August 2022.

Phase 3 (Whanganui)
Monday 17 October 2022 – Friday 21 October 2022.

Applications are now closed.

Kellogg Programme Three, Lincoln: 21 June - 2 December 2022

Phase 1 (Lincoln):
Tuesday 21 June – Wednesday 29 June 2022.

Phase 2 (Wellington):
Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September 2022.

Phase 3 (Lincoln):
Monday 28 November – Friday 2 December 2022.

Applications are now closed.

2021 Kellogg Programme dates

Applications closed

Phase 1 (Lincoln):
Tuesday 26 January – Wednesday 3 February

Phase 2 (Wellington):
Monday 12 April – Friday 16 April 

Phase 3 (Lincoln):
Monday 5 July – Friday 9 July


Applications for this course are now closed.

Phase 1 (Whangarei)
Tuesday 4 May – Thursday 12 May 2021

Phase 2 (Wellington)
Monday 2 August – Friday 6 August 2021

Phase 3 (Whangarei)
Monday 18 October – Friday 22 October 2021

Applications closed 

Phase One (Lincoln):
Tuesday 22 June – Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Phase Two (Wellington)*:
Monday 14 February – Friday 18 February 2022.

Phase Three (Lincoln)*:
Monday 21 March – Friday 25 March 2022.

*these have been rescheduled due to Covid – 19 restrictions.


Programme costs

The fee for the six-month programme is $6,500.00 (+GST).

The programme is kept to a minimum cost through the generous support of our industry partners who are investing in leadership development across the food a fibre sector.

The fee must be paid one month prior to the programme commencement.

An invoice is issued upon acceptance of place on the programme. In special circumstances an alternative payment schedule may be agreed to.

A cancellation fee will apply once you have accepted a place on the programme. Click here to view our Cancellation Policy.

Other costs


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to attend the residential phases in Lincoln and Wellington.

Dates are confirmed well in advance to enable early air bookings.


Residentials are an important component of the group building activities and it is expected that all participants live and work together for the duration of these phases.

Lincoln Accommodation. This is in the Halls of Residence and is billed at $80.00 + GST per night for 14 nights. Additional nights can be booked to meet travel requirements.

(Please note, should Lincoln University accommodation be unavailable you will be booked at the Lincoln Motel at approximately $140.00/night for single rooms. Two-bedroom units are also available at approximately $235.00/night).

Wellington Accommodation. This is booked at a medium level hotel at a special rate and can be single or twin share basis. The room rate is approximately $140 plus GST.

Payment is invoiced with programme fee or payable before each phase.

Two Te Puni Kōkiri Scholarships for Kellogg Whanganui.

Te Puni Kōkiri is generously sponsoring two places on Whanganui’s Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, May start. These scholarships are open to those with Iwi affiliation, working in the region, and within Māori Food and Fibre. Find out more here.

NZTE Capability Scheme

Funding available

Rural Leaders are now registered with the NZTE business Capability Scheme. What does this mean if you’re applying for Kellogg? You may be eligible to receive funding assistance up to 50% of the Kellogg programme fee.

Find out more about the scheme and whether you’d be eligible for a voucher. 

Our programmes work in partnership with some of New Zealand’s leading agribusiness organisations – click here for more.​