SPA are excited to be hosting the Global Sheep Forum – Next Generation Leadership in October.

The Global Sheep Forum will focus on:

  • Building capacity and capability in the next generation of sheep farmers
  • Identifying future industry leaders and providing them with the experience and knowledge
  • Establish platforms for collaboration on common challenges
  • Build global networks that enable the exchange of knowledge and experiences

Speaker Applications Now Open

SPA invites speakers to submit talks around the theme of leadership for the sheep industry, for both this event and further workshops later in the year.

We strongly encourage presenters from all countries to submit talks ASAP as we finalise the program through September. We are considering speakers who are confident at not only their content but also engaging people in an online environment where possible.

Presenter Applications open 2 September to 30 September or until full.



Topics will be split into different sessions based on:

  • professional development and leadership
  • technical/on-farm information

Proposal submission guidelines:

  • All talks will be approximately 30-minute long (10-minutes will be left for Q&A)
  • Abstract: 2-4 sentences long
  • Bio and headshot for speakers
  • Your previous speaking experience, what you do, and who you work for

Suggested Session Structure

  • Opening introduction from facilitator (also used for promotion)
  • Presentation by speaker
  • Breakout Session: Question or brief activity for a breakout group
  • Main session review by speaker
    • May involved feedback from breakout groups, Q&A etc
  • Action steps and take-home messages


SPA is currently compiling the most interesting and useful topic requests to determine what to deliver next.

Please let SPA know what you are interested in!

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