Max Kitchell – NRM South Tasmanian Leaders scholarship opportunity

Max Kitchell served as Chair of the NRM South Board for six years, stepping down from the role late 2016.  In recognition of his service to the organisation, a scholarship to the value of $5,600 has been created to help leaders and practitioners in the management of our natural resources make a difference to their career and sector.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Must be employed or volunteer in the natural resource management (or related such as farming) sector within the southern Tasmanian region.
  2. Consideration of a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
  • your commitment to the NRM field and aspirations for the future;
  • how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals;
  • how the skills and knowledge gained from the Tasmanian Leaders Program will benefit your sector; and your willingness to present to the NRM South in the latter part of 2018.

This scholarship is one of several on offer through the Tasmanian Leaders program. This and other scholarship opportunities have been made available to help individuals and organisations cover all, or a portion of the program fees to build capacity in a particular community or industry, based on the priorities of the various  scholarship partners. There will be more scholarships announced over the coming months, so keep an eye on the Tas Leaders page for new opportunities.

Please note the first criterion for this and all other scholarships is acceptance by Tasmanian Leaders into the Tasmanian Leaders Program. No scholarship will be awarded if no candidate is considered suitable and on occasion an applicant may be offered a reduced scholarship on the proviso they, or their employer can cover the remainder.

See the Tasmanian Leaders website for more information:


Quotes from previous Tasmanian Leader scholarship graduates

“Through TLP I have gained a better understanding of myself and the role I play in my organisation, my acquired these new skills, networks and self-awareness, to apply within my workplace and within my life. I aspire to be strategic and effective, and to have abundant energy for myself and the people closest to me. I look forward to holding clear and well-considered visions that contribute to a flourishing Tasmania.”

Margie Jenkin (TLP 2012) – Strategic Projects Officer at Tasmanian Land Conservancy


“I was genuinely unsure of what to expect from this program, but what I discovered was a great deal about myself, an amazing wealth of talented and likeminded Tasmanians and friendships and networks that will endure well beyond the timeframes of the program. The diversity and quality of the speakers, the frank and fearless insights provided through the leadership stories and the deceptively clever format and delivery of the Residentials combined beautifully to deliver a remarkable program. The benefits started rolling from the first Residential and I have no doubt that the business and personal benefits from this experience will far exceed my expectations and continue to deliver throughout my lifetime.”

Richard Ingram (TLP 2013) – NRM Executive Officer, Cradle Coast Authority

“The Tasmanian Leaders Program has been by far the best personal and professional development that I have undertaken and has enabled me to undergo a profound personal change. As I moved through the program my awareness of the opportunities and challenges faced by Tasmania moved from concern, to disillusionment, to focused attention, to inspiration, and finally to action. I now feel great confidence in my ability as a leader and believe that I can walk down an unknown road and find my way, regardless of the obstacles that may arise.”

Adam Dickenson (TLP 2013) – Executive Director, Elverton Pastoral Farm

“The 2016 Tasmanian Leaders Program has enabled me the time and space to experience Tasmania in a way no other program could. I applied for the program as I had started to stall in my career and felt I was missing ‘something’ about both the work and community environment of this very unique State I have chosen as my home. The multi-faceted design of the program has delivered the highest quality of experiences and learning, and also required us as participants to step out of our comfort zone and look at the issues and social environment of Tasmanian industry and community. I feel privileged to have met so many inspiring individuals throughout the program, both as participants and presenters. To say it has changed my life does not under-estimate the impact it has had both professionally and personally, and I look forward to putting my new skills and enthusiasm back into Tasmania through my professional work and community.”

Alexandra Mitchell (TLP 2016) – Policy Analyst (AgriGrowth Tasmania), Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

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