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Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme

Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme

Long term industry capacity and investing in the future leaders of the rural industry is an important focus for Rabobank, so we sponsor one employee to attend a Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme each year. This is a highly respected rural and primary sector programme, providing knowledge and skills for:

  •  Personal development and growth
  • Developing the 'contextual intelligence' and thinking required for leadership
  • Gaining greater insights into the primary industry sector
  • Making strategic connections and networks.

Many graduates of the programme have gone on to achieve successful careers in leadership roles in New Zealand agriculture.


The successful recipient of the scholarship will receive the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme worth $4,900 plus accommodation. You must cover the remainder of the costs associated with the programme yourself.

Who should apply

Are you are passionate about developing your leadership style, growing your networks and contributing to your community, business and industry? If so, you should apply.


To be eligible for the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme you must be a permanent Rabobank employee, an NZ Citizen, be over 25 years old and demonstrate passion and commitment to developing leadership capability through roles in the industry or in the community.

Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme
How to apply

Applications for the Rabobank Sponsored Space for 2021 Course 1 are now closed.

2021 Course Dates

Course 1 : 27 January – 27 July 2021 –  Applications closed

Course 2 : 22 June – 25 November 2021 Applications Close – 14 March 2021

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by the Senior Leadership team and a decision will be made based on the eligibility of the applicant.

More information

For more information about the programme visit the Kellogg website here or alternatively, speak with your Area Manager.  

Staff Testimonials

Bruce Weir

"I highly recommend the Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Program to anyone seeking both personal and professional growth.

Not only does the program allow you to work alongside and network with many like-minded wider industry leaders, it also stretches and challenges you to fully understand both your purpose and direction. It leaves you with multiple new skills and perspectives in your personal and professional toolkit."

Bruce Weir

John Tatere

"The Kellogg Rural leadership Programme provides you the opportunity to create a wide range of networks in the wider primary sector, including industry leaders.

More importantly the programme allows you recognise what is important to you in your current role within Rabobank and your role within the primary sector. It gives you direction by developing a better understanding of yourself, your strengths and your weaknesses and allows you to develop the tools to be more effective and grow as person or leader and to achieve your goals."

John Tatere