18-30 Leadership Development Workshops
Life Saving Victoria’s 18-30 Leadership Development Workshops provide leaders with the opportunity to both excel personally and professionally through meaningful workshops, leadership development, exposure to motivational speakers and the chance to engage and network with established young like-minded leaders within lifesaving.
Workshop – Perception Vs Reality
Life Saving Victoria is pleased to announce an interactive development workshop for 18-30 year old leaders, focusing on practical skill acquisition and development, with the opportunity to network with like-minded members.
Join us for a thought-provoking evening, designed to challenge your current thinking, enhance your leadership skills and provide useful strategies for within and beyond lifesaving. This session will explore what it means to be a leader, how personal expectations and perception can affect enjoyment and experiences and work through mechanisms to enable you to lead effectively under pressure; whether it’s on the beach, at the club, running a program, in a tense meeting or life in general. Participants will have an opportunity to network and learn from other participants as well as guest presenter Kate Bell.
Date & Location
Thursday, 23 February 2017
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Life Saving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 3207
What’s in it for you?
> Develop and enhance your leadership skills relevant to lifesaving, your personal and professional life
> Opportunity to obtain practical strategies
> Hear from experts and existing leaders within Life Saving Victoria
> Opportunity to network with other like-minded participants from around the state
Who can attend
This session is aimed at active members 18-30 years of age in leadership roles within lifesaving. Potential participants can come from a range of different backgrounds, interests and areas of focus within the club environment – most likely (but not limited to) Patrol Captains, Chief Instructors, Club Captains, Team Manager, Age Managers, Nipper Coordinators or Development Camp Coordinators etc.
This workshop cost is $25 which includes professional development, nibbles and drinks.
Please click on the link to register: https://www.trybooking.com/252794
If your club is sponsoring your registration fee and would like to be invoiced, please have them forward a request by email to email@example.com and we will send you an invoice code to enter on trybooking.
Registrations close at 5:00pm on Sunday, 19 February 2017.
Kate Bell, Mentone LSC
Kate has been involved in lifesaving for over 25 years, joining Mentone LSC as a young nipper. Growing up around the Mentone LSC, Kate started to take a keen interest in club administration and leadership throughout her teen years. Kate’s first formal leadership role was as Patrol Captain at the age of 16, a position that she held for three years. During this time she developed a passion for development and training, playing a key role in training SRC’s and Bronze Medallion.
Her combined passion for all things lifesaving and leadership lead to her attending the SLSA National Leadership College in 2012, and being invited to facilitate the following two consecutive years (2013 and 2014). Kate is also a member of LSV’s Female Leadership Project group.
Kate has thrived on the challenges presented to her through lifesaving, taking on her most perplexing and rewarding role at age 27, as Mentone’s first female and youngest Club President. During Kate’s four year reign, she led the development of the Club’s 2020 Strategic Plan. She currently holds the position of Club CEO and secretary. Outside of lifesaving, Kate has spent the last 12 years forging a career in the superannuation industry.
Building Leaders Scholarship
Youth volunteers are central to the growth of aquatic education and training and provide LSV with a unique opportunity to assume a genuine leadership role in the community. Life Saving Victoria (LSV) acknowledges the importance and impact of the youth demographic on the success of the organisation and is therefore committed to their continuous personal development.
The Building Leaders Scholarship has the ability to engage and empower youth demographic by providing meaningful leadership development, specialised training and the opportunity to access advanced skills and knowledge under the guidance of mentors from lifesaving, business and the community.
The Building Leaders Scholarship will attract, motivate and retain youth volunteers from LSV and other community organisations over a six month period. Scholars will benefit from exposure to international lifesaving practices and training, unique cultural experiences, knowledge building and opportunities to utilise and further develop skills learnt during the program.
What’s in it for me?
The Building Leaders Scholarship is a unique and innovative professional development and mentoring program and is the pinnacle of LSV’s Leadership Pathway. This program will provide you with opportunities to excel both personally and professionally through meaningful workshops, advanced leadership development and specialized training.
Core leadership competencies will be established under the guidance of mentors from lifesaving, business and the community; exposing you to state wide professional and personal networks and highlighting the prospects available if you wish to seek and peruse leadership roles in the future.
In 2016, the Building Leaders Scholarship program will again entail a ten day trip to Sri Lanka. During your ten day adventure to Sri-Lanka you will gain exposure to international lifesaving practices and training, unique cultural experiences, knowledge building and opportunities to utilize and further develop skills learnt during the program.
Life Saving Victoria is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders and believes that you (18-25 year old) hold the key to the growth of aquatic education and training.
Building Leaders Scholarship benefits include:
professional and personal development
cultural awareness training
knowledge building technical training
advanced conflict resolution skills
exposure to remote Sri Lankan communities
opportunity to build professional and personal networks
work with highly experienced mentors and professionals
Who Can Apply? Scholar applicants should be:
active Victorian member of Life Saving Victoria aged between 18-25 years
committed to full participation in the program, including the overseas trip
able to work independently, or as part of a team
able to demonstrate innovative thinking and take a proactive approach
skilled in communication and have highly developed interpersonal skills
driven to take up a leadership position within lifesaving and/or the wider community
Provide First Aid, including CPR; and
Bronze Medallion or Silver Medallion IRB Driver
One of more of the following would be advantageous but not mandatory: Spinal Management, Training Officer Certificate and Advance Lifesaving Camp.
– Life Saving Victoria where possible will provide opportunities to gain these awards throughout the scholarship training.
How much will it cost me?
The total cost of your participation in this program is $750.00 per scholar; inclusive of the trip to Sri Lanka. LSV will invoice each successful scholar $750.00. It is up to each scholar as to whether they seek sponsorship from their club or community organisations.
The Scholarship program will consist of 4 double weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and 3 single sessions (Saturday or Sunday), as well as 10 days abroad, from April to August 2016. As a successful scholar you will be expected to attend and participate in all program components and sessions; including being available to travel overseas.
I’m Interested! – How do I apply?
An application, cover letter and CV is required to apply to the program. Interested candidates can apply via the following link – https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.com/forms/2017-building-leaders-scholarship/.
Applications close Sunday 29 January, 2016.
Building Leaders Scholarship Flyer
LSV Building Leaders Scholarship 2014 Program
For more information on this year’s Scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 9676 6945.