Leadership Excellence Program
Leadership Excellence Program
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE PROGRAM WAS HELD FROM 27-28 NOVEMBER 2018 AT UQ’S ST LUCIA CAMPUS, BRISBANE.
It marked 27 years of SLSQ’s state leadership programs and is the pinnacle member development program for surf lifesavers aged 18 to 30.
The program aims to:
- Develop inspired leaders with a heightened awareness of their surroundings and to provide key connections that engender a robust personal support network;
- Create “agents of change” that allow the leaders to understand the importance of organisational sustainability and confidently take key leadership roles in the future and,
- Enhance leadership skills and qualities in managing unpredictable, critical and emergency situations.
The 2018 UQ SLSQ Leadership Excellence Program saw 41 from Queensland’s 58 surf life saving clubs as well as members from New South Wales come together and participate in a wide range of professional and personal development sessions to prepare them for greater engagement and leadership in all facets of surf life saving disciplines.
During the program, participants heard from guest speakers Kerrie Barnes, Point Danger Branch Manager and Jim Keogh QLD Police Detective Superintendent (Retired). As well as inspiring Queensland business leaders, including Dr Dimity Dornan AO, Executive Director and Founder, Hear and Say; and Associate Professor Bernard McKenna, Management Discipline Leader, UQ Business School.
Participants were also able to network with key contacts within SLSQ, including Michael White, Deputy President, Des Kerr, Membership Services Manager, and Craig Williams, Acting CEO.
Participants selected to attend the 2018 program were:
|Jade||Jensen||Picnic Bay SLSC|
|Micaela||Crompton||Etty Bay SLSC|
|Juliana||Grana||Surfers Paradise SLSC|
|Lauren||Sampson||Burleigh Heads/Mowbray Park SLSC|
|Emily||Schofield||Surfers Paradise SLSC|
|Samuel||Ewart||Nobby’s Beach SLSC|
|Harrison||Gordon||Coochiemudlo Island SLSC|
|Bradley||Hall||Coochiemudlo Island SLSC|
|Zachary||Henwood||Miami Beach SLSC|
|Nicholas||Langenberg||Point Lookout SLSC|
|Karlee||Bryant||Kawana Waters SLSC|
|Taylah||Curtin||Bribie Island SLSC|
|Aleisha||Edwards||Met. Caloundra SLSC|
|Tara||Emery||Dicky Beach SLSC|
|Sonita||Leng-Cole||Alexandra Headland SLSC|
|Abbey||Whittaker||Noosa Heads SLSC|
|Jeda||Hutchison||Noosa Heads SLSC|
|Elizabeth||Brydon||Nobbys Beach NSW SLSC|
|Kassandra||Chan||North Wollongong SLSC|
|Corey||McNiff||Wauchope/Bonny Hills SLSC|
|Katie||Gray||Moore Park SLSC|
|Benjamin||Davis||Moore Park SLSC|
The Leadership Team, who worked alongside the Coordination team and staff during the program, were:
- Courtney Taylor – Currumbin SLSC (Mentor)
- Harry Crosthwaite – Redcliffe Peninsular SLSC (Mentor)
- Claudia Fien – Point Danger Branch (Leader)
- Emma Angel – Mooloolaba SLSC (Leader)
- Jesse Witt – Etty Bay SLSC (Leader)
- Andrew Mendes – Brisbane Lifesaving Service
- Samantha Fien – Point Danger Branch
- Jessica Simpson – Dicky Beach SLSC (Summer Surf Girl Winner 2018)
- Oliver Hoelscher – Maroochydore SLSC (Mentor)
Mark Wyer (Director, SLSQ Board) conducted a session with the coordination and leadership team prior to the program on Friday to talk about his leadership and lifesaving journey to prepare them for the intense weekend ahead
The program would not have been possible without the support from the Volunteer Coordinators, who worked closely alongside the SLSQ staff and Membership Services Officer, Robert Campbell, in the months leading up to and during to ensure a successful delivery of the program.
We also thank The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law for helping coordinate and host this important event.