Scottish Enterprise (SE) in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are launching the successful Rural Leadership Programme (RLP) for the third consecutive year. Recruitment is taking place immediately, with the programme running throughout the winter/spring of 2008/09 and a follow up conference completing the programme to take place in early summer 2009.
The RLP aims to equip future rural leaders with a set of leadership tools designed to help their businesses lead the way to success and enable them to carry on contributing to the Scottish rural economy. Those encouraged to apply are farm and rural business managers and key personnel from across Scotland who are enthusiastic about improving their leadership skills.
Sixty delegates took park in the RLP in 2007/08, in four regional groups. This was after a successful pilot programme in 2006.