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

Kellogg Whanganui Programme


May 2022

The New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust continues its regionally based Kellogg Programme in Whanganui, starting May 2022.

The programme develops food and fibre sector leaders with the skills, confidence, awareness, and networks to think and act strategically.

It is for farmers, foresters, fishers, growers and agri-professionals who have a desire to meaningfully contribute to their community, food and fibre production, processing or profession.

Applications are now open for the 2022 Kellogg Whanganui intake.

This regional programme is run in addition to the programme based at Lincoln University.

The key difference between the Lincoln based programme and this Whanganui Regional Programme, is that the first and last residential phases are hosted in Whanganui. Like the Lincoln based programme, the second phase will still be based in Wellington.

Together with our regional and investing partners, we’re working hard to continue to accelerate leadership potential that in turn supports flourishing regions and thriving rural communities.

Our Regional Partners.

Whether delivered through business, lifestyle or education, economic development agency Whanganui & Partners’ mission is to lead and drive opportunities for Whanganui-Manawatū. Their work continues to ensure the region remains prosperous and sought-after as a destination.

We are privileged to be working alongside Whanganui & Partners to bring this Kellogg Programme to Whanganui and to be playing a part in building the region’s leadership capability. 

You can find out more about three Scholarship offerings from Whanganui & Partners below.

Leaders of change.

Are you passionate about developing your leadership skills, growing your agri-sector connections, and contributing to your community, business, and industry?

The Kellogg Whanganui Rural Leadership Programme is designed to help you take the next step in becoming a leader of change.

You’ll be supported with a framework, a pathway and guidance to help you enhance your leadership skills, grow your career, and bring your business ideas to life.

A few of the benefits the Kellogg Regional Programme brings:

Whanganui Kellogg Programme dates

Applications close on Sunday, 20 March 2022.

Phase One: Whanganui
Tuesday 3 May 2022 – Wednesday 11 May 2022.

Phase Two: Wellington
Monday 1 August 2022 – Friday 5 August 2022.

Phase Three: Whanganui
Monday 17 October 2022 – Friday 21 October 2022.

You are welcome to contact us with any questions about the programme on kellogg@ruralleaders.co.nz

  • Kellogg comes to you, reducing travel and time away from home and business on phases 1 and 3
  • make strong connections and forge networks regionally and nationally
  • work on projects that benefit your region
  • gain exposure to regional and national industry leaders and strategic influencers
  • you may also wish to come from outside Whanganui-Manawatū to deepen regional understanding, enhance your regional networks, or your organisation may have interest in strategic projects being delivered in the region.


Two Te Puni Kōkiri Scholarships

Te Puni Kōkiri is generously sponsoring two places on Whanganui’s Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme, May start. 

This is an extraordinary scholarship opportunity, covering programme fees and giving you the chance to develop your leadership skills closer to home.  

These scholarships are open to passionate Māori as part of their leadership journey in the food and fibre sector.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please include a cover letter with your application indicating why you should be selected.  

In the cover letter, you should show evidence of leadership in Māori Food and Fibre and discuss how the scholarship will contribute to your personal leadership development. 

To get your application underway, please register your interest through the link below. You’’ll receive an application form to complete. When you return this form, please include your cover letter indicating your intention to apply for the scholarship at the top. 

If you have any questions about the scholarship please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lisa Rogers, Programme Manager, on the contact details below. 

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Three Wanganui & Partners Scholarships

Whanganui & Partners generously offer to contribute 50 percent to the programme fees (worth $3,250) for three participants for the Whanganui based Kellogg Programme.

For more information please email Colleen Sheldon, Strategic Lead – Agribusiness at  colleen.sheldon@whanganuiandpartners.nz 

Whanganui Programme fee.

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

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

Find out more about the fee and available funding here.

For more information about Kellogg Programme in Whanganui

Please email kellogg@ruralleaders.co.nz or phone Programme Manager Lisa Rogers on 021 139 6881.

Covid-19 and programme date changes.

In the event the pandemic impacts the programme you are booked on, we’ll work hard to ensure the best possible outcomes.

You’ll be contacted and kept up to date on efforts that ensure the least interruption to your study.

Key Information

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