Marcus Oldham Leadership Program

Each year, Gardiner Foundation sponsors several emerging leaders to undertake the Marcus Oldham Leadership Program.

The live-in program takes place over five days in Geelong at Marcus Oldham College and is one of the longest running rural leadership programs in the nation.

The program has developed a strong reputation in the agricultural and agribusiness sector, attracting support from a wide range of industry and rural community groups from diverse regional backgrounds.

The five-day workshop involves facilitators who have both the training skills and empathy to understand the issues facing rural industry and communities, and industry background to assist in the development of solutions.

Marcus Oldham’s education model is based on small class sizes with extensive student to lecturer contact time. Students of Marcus Oldham are all encouraged to have several years working in industry before attending the College.

If you are interested in applying for Gardiner Foundation sponsorship to take part in the Marcus Oldham Leadership Course, please email with your name, current occupation and place of work, number of years of work experience and your phone number. Our program coordinator will contact you to discuss the program.