Champion Junior Lifesaver
Champion Junior Lifesaver (CJL) recognises excellence in a young member, someone who has gone above and beyond throughout the season, showing fantastic leadership in lifesaving and local community. CJL is an award and development opportunity for lifesaving members ages 13 or 14 that hold an SRC.
Saturday 8 April 2017
Life Saving Victoria
200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 3207
The award is open to all registered members of Life Saving Victoria, aged 13 to 14 during the current season. The nominee must be available to attend the CJL Development Day to be held on Saturday 8 April 2017, at Life Saving Victoria.
We encourage members who meet the criteria to nominate themselves for this opportunity. Each club can endorse a maximum of one boy and one girl to participate. All nominees from clubs will be invited to Life Saving Victoria for a unique leadership development session, where the winner of the CJL award will be announced at the end of the day. The winner will be invited to the Awards of Excellence, where they will be formally acknowledged.
2016 Champion Junior Lifesaver Winner
Charlotte Hoskins – Point Leo SLSC
13 or 14 years of age
Must hold current SRC award (cannot hold Bronze Medallion)
Must submit a presentation showing what programs they have been involved in over the season and how they have shown initiative and leadership within their club
- Click here to submit an application, by 5:00pm Sunday, 5 March 2017.
- Applications must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a club representative and a presentation showing what programs and leadership initiatives nominees have been in throughout the season
The Champion Junior Lifesaver will be selected on the following:
Community/Club Volunteering 20%
SRC scenario 30%
Technical Skills – Board and tube rescue 20%
Leadership Attributes/ Behaviours and Sportsmanship 10%
The presentation is designed to show your journey as a lifesaver over the season. It should effectively show the programs that you were involved in, the experiences you had over the season and the way those experiences have helped you to develop.
A presentation must be submitted to Life Saving Victoria This presentation can be created using a form of technology that you wish (e.g. Video, PowerPoint). The presentation must not go for any longer than 5 minutes. The presentation must be sent into Life Saving Victoria via email or USB sent in the mail.
For further information, please see the 2017 CJL Presentation Guidelines.
During the Leadership Development Session at Life Saving Victoria there will be a group scenarios that will test the candidates on the skills they have learnt and practiced with their SRC. As it is a group exercise candidates will be assessed on their ability to work as part of a team, their leadership, their knowledge of lifesaving practices at SRC level. The rubric of what the candidates will be assessed on will be sent to the participants a week before the development session.
CJL Promotional Flyer
For more information on this program please contact the Membership & Leadership Development Department on 03 9676 6945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Involvement Program (YIPs)
Retention of members aged 14-18 years in lifesaving seems to be a difficult task for Life Saving Clubs across Victoria. The Youth Involvement Program (YIP’s) aims to overcome this retention issue and helps develop and engage our young members.
YIP’s was originally designed by the Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club in 2002. After great success the program has been adopted by Life Saving Victoria and many other clubs across Australia.
Over the past season we have seen hundreds of Victoria’s youth start their involvement in YIPs. In simple terms the YIPs program will reward you for all the good work you do at your club. You can get points for patrols, water safety, organising club functions, mentoring, training and assessing just to name a few areas.
Once enrolled, participants can make their way through the bronze, silver and gold levels of the program. Each level requires the participants to achieve a basic number of points and then they will be rewarded with achieving the level. Participants will be rewarded for their involvement in the following activities:
Club Activities or Fundraisers
Coaching & Officiating
Mentoring & Assisting with Junior Programs
Other activities associated with your club can be used to gather points. The programs flexibility allows for YIPs Coordinators to create points opportunities to all involved specific to their strengths and skills.
The following clip highlights all the great things about YIP’s, the benefits of being involved and how easy it is to implement at your own Club. Watch the following clip to hear what other Clubs and Participants have to say about this fantastic youth program:
The YIP’s Handbook outlines all of the program requirements and will assist clubs in setting up YIP’s for their members.
This guide outlines:
A step by step process of setting up YIP’s
Requirements for running the program
Job descriptions for program Mentors
Examples of letters, articles and other promotional materials
Registration and ordering forms
Click here to go to YIPs Resources.
18-25 Mentor Program
The 18-25 Mentor Program is an exciting new program offered for the 2017/18 season.The aim of this program is to support young leaders through the challenges of their current leadership roles, whilst also providing a platform to enhance their leadership credentials, increase their confidence and mptivate them to reach their leadership potential.
The Mentor Program will entail a six month formal partnership between the Mentor and Mentee. The Mentoring partnership will run in conjunction with four face to face leadership development workshops tailored specifically to the demographic.
The Mentor program is aimed at emerging leaders who currently hold or aspire to hold a formal leadership role within their Club. eg Club Captains, Patrol Captains, Team Managers, Junior Coordinators, Cheif Instructors and Committee Members
Dates – Four Leadership Development Sessions
Session 1 – Thursday, 14th September 2017
Session 2 – Thursday, 12th October 2017
Session 3 – Thursday, 9th November 2017
Session 2 – Thursday, 15th February 2018
Topics will include the following:
> Leadership Styles and knowing your strengths
> Building Your Team -Club Culture, Who’s in your A Team
> Project Planning and establishing your case
> When passion turns to Burnout – identifying the early signs and managing your time.
Limited places will be opened for each session, for members 18-25 years who would like to attend on off sessions.
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 email@example.com or phone 03 9676 6945.