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Blue Connections

What is Blue Connections?

Blue Connections is Life Saving Victoria’s networking event series. It connects the broader Aquatic Industry, Volunteer Members, Staff, Emergency Services, Education and Sport and Recreation sectors, and interested community members together once a month at LSV State Centre to network, share, and grow through interactive professional and personal development workshops.

COVID-19 Update

As we all continue to navigate through the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID 19, we are keen to stay connected and adapt to deliver our programming in line with Government recommendations.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Blue Connections session will take place online.

When and where do Blue Connections events take place?

Until further notice, all our sessions will now take place online, via Webinar.


Next Blue Connections Event

Date: Thursday 27th August 2020
Time: 7:00pm start
Location: Via Microsoft Teams
Cost: $10 for members/$15 for non-members
Keynote Speaker:
Gavin Mahony, Facilitator of High Performance, Leading Teams
Topic: Managing People; Succession Planning, Talent ID and Championing Others

Session Overview

Life Saving Victoria is pleased to continue to provide our People with relevant development and networking sessions and invites you to Session 21 of Blue Connections LSV’s Networking Series.

Please join us online as we hear from Gavin Mahony, Facilitator of High Performance, Leading Teams who will present on Managing People; Succession planning, talent ID and championing others.

This session delivers on the importance of succession planning for any organisation and team, how it is a critical part of a leaders role and how to go about identifying talent at all levels.

Gavin will provide insights into how to champion others and support them to achieve.  He also will discuss how others success is your success when you invest!

This session will be great for all our members and industry partners, particularly those in leadership roles, committees and development roles.  Understanding the important role they play in building capacity and leaving the organisation, club or team in a better place than you found.

Gavin will focus on:

~ Succession planning

~ Talent ID

~ Championing others

About Gavin

Gavin is a facilitator and consultant professional specializing in high performing teams, leadership, planning and people management.

Gavin’s background has been quite varied but could be best divided into two key areas. Travel and community sport. He have been fortunate to live and work in places like Tennant Creek, London and Berlin which provided him with great experiences and different perspectives on the world. With regards to community sport Gavin has worked with the AFL, Australian Sports Commission and Anyinginyi Aboriginal Health Corporation helping improve governance, culture and coaching.

When old management practices are no longer effective, Gavin provides fresh ideas and a modern perspective that delivers high performing people and organisations.

As a facilitator and manager Gavin has assisted private, government and community organisations reach both their potential and organisational objectives.

“I have been extremely privileged to experience leadership in many different environments from sporting teams as a captain, coach and board member to leading a team of Indigenous staff. Growing and building teams from scratch to managing and reporting to boards. Through this time, I have come across many great leaders who I have learnt so much from and plenty of poor leaders who have taught me valuable lessons in what not to do.” – Gavin Mahony


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