With female representation in Victoria, now over 50% and climbing, females are an integral part of the past, present and future of the lifesaving movement. We celebrate the many roles and facets that females contribute, pay tribute to the exceptional role of our female volunteers and acknowledge the opportunity that lifesaving brings for females to be active, participate, develop and lead.
This initiative is something the organisation deems as extremely important part of the future development of our female members and staff. This is another step forward for the lifesaving movement in ensuring that females have the skills, confidence and support to fulfil their future lifesaving and professional ambitions. Moreover to share experiences, inspire and be inspired.
The LSV Female Leadership Network (FLN) is open to all females 18+ within the movement including staff and volunteers members from all roles and facets that have a genuine interest in networking, personal growth and professional development.
Vision: Opportunities to share experiences, inspire and be inspired
Brand: Authentic, Simple, Fresh & Valuable
to enhance the development of our female leaders and our future leaders
create an environment that encourages socialisation and positive relationships between female participants
encourage further involvement and opportunities for females in the lifesaving movement
develop leadership skills through a variety of activities, keynote speakers and networking events
provide the opportunity to develop new networks within lifesaving
provide the opportunity to develop broader professional networks that extend beyond lifesaving and into professional industries and everyday life
partner with other areas of lifesaving to encourage collaboration across all areas of the movement
provide mentoring opportunities to female leaders within lifesaving
FLN Session: Leading Teams in Major Emergencies with John Haynes ASM
Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Location: The comfort of your own home
Time: 7:00pm start
Session Registration: Click here to register
FLN is delighted to announce a discussion on Leading Teams in Major Emergencies with John Haynes, Executive Director Strategy, Planning and Risk with Country Fire Authority.
Over 35 years, John has worked across the state in operational leadership and incident management roles, being appointed to the Executive of CFA in 2016. He has had considerable experience and involvement in Victoria’s most significant emergencies, including the investigation into the Linton Fire tragedy, numerous Level 3 incidents as Incident Controller in Victoria and NSW, the unprecedented evacuation of Halls Gap and the Hazelwood Coal Mine fire. He also had a prominent role representing CFA in the Bushfires Royal Commission following the Black Saturday fires.
In 2016, John was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal. Well-respected by people across all emergency services, the number of leaders who have commenced their incident leadership journey alongside John, is testament to his ability to lead through collaborating with and encouraging others.
John began with the CFA in December 1985 as an Assistant Regional Officer working at Headquarters in Melbourne. His career took him to the regional areas of Horsham, Casterton and Ararat in the western part of Victoria, before being appointed as the Operations Manager for Region 22 at Shepparton in 1995.
As Operations Manager, he oversaw eighty Fire Brigades located within a 90 km radius of Shepparton. John was responsible for the planning and service delivery for the region for fire management, hazmat response, confined space rescue, chemical, biological and radiation incidents and the maintenance of Brigade viability.
In July 2019, he was appointed to his current position of Executive Director of Strategy, Planning and Risk whilst still holding the rank of Deputy Chief Officer.
John has been an Incident Controller on several occasions, leading complex and major emergency incidents throughout his career including numerous fires within Victoria and NSW.
In his spare time, John coaches the Heathmont AFL Senior Women’s Team and spends time with his wife and two adult children.
LSV Members – $10
Non- Members – $15
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