Rural Leadership Programme for 2024-25 launched

Scottish Rural Leadership Programme for 2024-25 launched
Alan Robertson

The Scottish Rural Leadership Programme for 2024-25 has been launched with the theme of ‘Transforming Scotland's Rural Economy’.

The Programme is led by Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with Highland and Islands Enterprise and the South of Scotland Enterprise and will be delivered by Elevator.

Elevator is Scotland’s leading private sector organisation dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurs, inventors, disruptors, game changers and business leaders of today and tomorrow. 

The programme is aimed at business owners, directors or senior members of rurally based business/organisation and how are actively thinking developing business through a new lens.

This programme is designed for Rural Leaders who have:

  • Ambition - Desire to grow your business/organisation to the next level, to understand the importance of collective responsibility to achieve growth and have deep resonance with community and place
  • Capability - Appetite to develop strategic awareness, world class leadership skills and an open mind to be inspired and develop creative thinking
  • Commitment -  Motivation to make the step change in themselves and their organisation and believe in the addition of their value at every session.

 The programme will feature:

  • Industry leading training – including delivery by James Withers, Alison Milne, Shona Mitchell and Andrew Cameron
  • Peer Group mentoring – working together to change the dial in Scotland’s rural economy
  • Networking – relationships that will galvanise a rural voice, collaboration and you will become part of the wider Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership alumni of 800 like-minded Rural Leaders
  • Coaching - working through challenges and opportunities to drive growth and business change
  • Innovation - changing your mindset, exploring and creating the ideas that will transform your business and the economy

To find out more about the opportunity, information sessions are being held (dates with links below).

To find out more including links to application process or to register interest go to Scottish Rural Leadership Programme - Transforming Scotland's Rural Economy