National Leadership College
Applications are now open for the 2017 National Leadership College to be held at St Pauls College, University of Sydney, NSW from Sunday, 5 February to Saturday, 11 February 2017.
The National Leadership College is all about shared, interactive and individually lead learning. You will be challenged, inspired, motivated and entertained. The program is diverse, combining industry professional guest speakers, workshops, activities, challenges and also time to socialise.
The National Leadership College is held over 6 days and covers a broad range of leadership topics and how these can be applied to grass roots surf life saving. This is delivered through a combination of inspiring keynote speakers, interactive facilitator led workshops, challenging activities and an opportunity to network with other passionate people. The college assumes participants come into it with some previous exposure to leadership training, preferably from within the surf life saving leadership pathway, but it could also come from their careers outside of surf. The college philosophy is ‘interactive shared learning’ and relates to SLSA’s leadership competencies to grass roots surf life saving.
Potential participants can come from a range of different backgrounds, interests and areas of focus within the club environment – although it is preferable that they have been involved in previous state leadership training. These future leaders are most likely patrol captains, chief instructors, club captains, age managers etc.
Outcomes of the National Leadership College will include:
Exposure to surf life saving at a national level
Opportunity to network with other likeminded participants from around the country
Growth in self -confidence and the self-power to make things happen
A perception of your own personal leadership qualities and competencies
Another step up the national leadership pathway
Share opinions and workshop current issues
Be inspired by industry professional guest speakers
Become part of the Leadership Network
How to Apply
To apply download and complete the application form and return to Shelley Snow at email@example.com by
9:00am on Monday, 5 December 2016.
Please log onto the SLSA Members Portal and follow the path: Library/Member and Club
Development/Leadership/National Leadership College, or see SLSA circular 14/16-17
Alternatively contact Membership & Leadership Development Department for further information or assistance on 03 9676 6945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to show you’re a leader
This program is a highlight on the SLSA Leadership calendar. If you see yourself as an upcoming leader in surf lifesaving and you are an active member between 20-30 years and you’re ready to show you’re a leader and want to develop your potential.
“The best week of not just my lifesaving “life” but of my life! Amazing personal growth as well as meeting and working with the most amazing people. Inspired!” College Participant 2013.
“SLSA Leadership College challenged us physically, emotionally and mentally to better understand ourselves, other people and the world around us to become a more authentic “can do” leader, which will ultimately benefit us, our clubs and SLSA for years to come.” College Participant 2013.
The 2016 SLSA Leaders’ Masterclass will be held from Thursday 1 September – Sunday 4 September 2016.
What is the Leaders Masterclass about?
The aim of the Leaders Masterclass is to provide an opportunity for existing leaders within SLS (at all levels) to participate in a high-level leadership development program. The masterclass will provide participants with an environment that will enable them to refresh and extend their leadership capabilities. No Leaders’ Masterclass is ever the same, with participants’ guiding the program content based on their identified development needs.
Why should I apply?
To gain exposure to surf life saving at a national level
To hear from SLSA leaders
To create an opportunity to network with other likeminded participants from around the country
For growth in self-confidence and self-power to make things happen
To develop a perception of your own personal leadership qualities and competencies
To share opinions and workshop current issues
Be inspired by industry professional guest speakers
Become part of the Leadership Alumni
How can I apply?
For further information and application form click here.
Applications close Sunday 3 2016.
Here is what previous participants had to say about the program
“The Masterclass reinforced the importance of self. Developing a strong understanding of ‘who I am’ will allow me to make a difference in the best ways possible! I have realized that it is not about my title or position but my awareness and appreciation of others and my influence upon them that count!”
“The Masterclass was a life changing experience. It left me inspired, enthused and with a long ‘To Do’ list. Most importantly, it taught me how to channel that inspiration and enthusiasm in to the list in a manner that will result in quality, member driven, ‘values based’ outcomes and overall club development.”
“Masterclass will be a memorable experience for me. It reminded me to open myself to the unknown, to various perspectives, to a strengths approach and to responsibility that doesn’t mean more work and less effectiveness. I was reminded that we’re all clubbies, that we all are empathetic, wiling and adaptive. Allowing ourselves to be a bit vulnerable at times has left others and knowledge in. Thank you.”