SLSQ 2022 Conference

Awards, Sports

The SLSQ Conference is back and better than ever! Get ready for an action-packed weekend of networking, valuable learning and celebrations.

The 2022 Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 20th – 21st of August.

OUR CULTURE: OUR FUTURE – Make Connections, Grow Perspective & Change Culture

Download the program here.

WHAT’S ON

  • Friday 19th August 2022 – Registrations and Welcome Function
  • Saturday 20th August 2022 – Lifesaving Conference & Awards of Excellence
  • Sunday 21st August 2022 – Lifesaving Conference and Wrap

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WHY ATTEND?

The conference aims to provide SLSQ members with relevant and beneficial information, latest initiatives and ideas across a variety of topics in preparation for the upcoming patrol season.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The conference is open to all Surf Life Saving members within Queensland. We strongly recommend clubs and branches to encourage and support those in leadership and committee roles within the organisation to attend.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

Michael Jeh 

Martin Brooker – Leadership Under Fire

REGISTRATION

Registrations have closed.

Accommodation

SLSQ and The Conference Company have a range of accommodation providers guests can access. Please view here to see what options might suit you!

Specifications

Please note, your club will be able to apply for support through the QFES Sustainability Grant (released in September) to assist with costs for members to attend. Details will be provided in the Sustainability Grant Application Circular.

Any questions, please email Surf Life Saving Queensland Club Services clubservices@lifesaving.com.au

Event Dates

19-21
Aug
Friday 19 August 2022 - Sunday 21 August 2022

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
19-21
Aug
Friday 19 August 2022 - Sunday 21 August 2022

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
20
Aug
Saturday 20 August 2022
6:00 pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Ticket Information

How to Purchase Your Tickets

Please note: Registrations have officially closed.

To purchase your tickets for the conference, click either the ‘Individual Registration’ or ‘Group Registration’ button above and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you are able to purchase Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner tickets by clicking the ‘Gala Dinner Registration’ button.

 

Choose from four different ticket options.

Early bird ticket price on sale now. Get in quick to SAVE up to $95 on the Final Sale! Offer only available for the first 200 tickets.

Option 1: All Access Pass

  • Full access to all live Conference Sessions across Saturday & Sunday (pre-registration required to secure your spot – open soon)

Exclusive access to two Keynote Speaker Live Sessions: Michael Jeh (A Few Good Men) and Martin Brooker (Leadership Under Fire)

  • Exclusive access to the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on Saturday Night
  • Access to the AGM and Welcome Function on Friday
  • Access to the Tradeshow Exhibit and speakers throughout the weekend
  • Morning, lunch and afternoon catering on Saturday
  • Morning catering on Sunday
  • Two-course sit down dinner and basic beverage package (Australian beer, wine & soft drinks) at the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner
  • Live Awards Presentation and Live entertainment at the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Conference Pack featuring exclusive merchandise
  • Digital Resource Kit featuring tools, action plans and documents relating to the Conference Sessions

Early Bird Price – $385 (SAVE $95 on Final Sale)

Full Price $480

 

Option 2: Conference only

  • Full access to all live Conference Sessions across Saturday & Sunday (pre-registration required to secure your spot – open soon)
  • Exclusive access to two Keynote Speaker Live Sessions: Michael Jeh and Martin Brooker– Leadership Under Fire Access to the AGM and Welcome Function on Friday
  • Access to the Tradeshow Exhibit throughout the weekend
  • Morning, lunch and afternoon catering on Saturday
  • Morning catering on Sunday
  • Complimentary Conference Pack featuring exclusive merchandise
  • Digital Resource Kit featuring tools, action plans and documents relating to the Conference Sessions

Early Bird Price – $300 (SAVE $90 on Final Sale)

Full Price – $390

 

 Option 3: Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner

  • Exclusive access to the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on Saturday Night
  • Two-course sit down dinner and basic beverage package (Australian beer, wine & soft drinks)
  • Live Awards Presentation and Live entertainment

Early Bird Price – $115 (SAVE $30 on Final Sale)

Full Price $145

 

 Option 4: Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner (Under 18)

  • Exclusive access to the Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner on Saturday Night
  • Two-course sit down dinner and soft drink
  • Live Awards Presentation and Live entertainment

Early Bird Price – $85 (SAVE $15 on Final Sale)

Full Price $100

 

Option 5 : Conference Only Day Pass

  • Full access to all live Conference Sessions to ONE day of your choosing (pre-registration required to secure your spot – open soon)
  • Exclusive access to two Keynote Speaker Live Sessions: Michael Jeh and Martin Brooker– Leadership Under Fire Access to the AGM and Welcome Function on Friday
  • Access to the Tradeshow Exhibit throughout the weekend
  • Morning, lunch and afternoon catering on Saturday
  • Morning catering on Sunday
  • Complimentary Conference Pack featuring exclusive merchandise
  • Digital Resource Kit featuring tools, action plans and documents relating to the Conference Sessions

Early Bird Price – $150(SAVE $45on Final Sale)

Full Price $195

 

Tickets/Pass Early Bird – limited ticket numbers available – get in quick Full Price (Clubs and Members)
All Access Pass $385.00 $480.00
Conference Only – One Day Pass $150.00 $195.00
Conference Only – All Days $300 $390
Awards of Excellence Gala Only $115.00 $145.00
Awards of Excellence Gala Only

Under 18s

$85.00 $100.00

Program

Download the program here.

Session Details

See below for a overview of the sessions that will be available at the conference.

Please note: These sessions are subject to change

Membership Communication & Social Media

Location: Auditorium

Description: Learn the communication channels available for your club to converse with potential and current members, while understanding which platforms work best and the appropriate frequency of communication. The social media presentation will explore what engaging content looks like for your clubs, available resources for content creation and developing a social media strategy.

Speakers:

Jessica Grima – Senior Marketing Manager

Jessica specialises in strategic marketing initiatives with a focus on digital communications. She joined the SLSQ Marketing Team in March 2020, following previous roles as the Publicity & Content Manager at Brisbane Racing Club and National Marketing Executive at Flight Centre Travel Group. At SLSQ, Jessica continues to apply her experience in driving communications strategies to grow and engage with audiences, achieving results.

Sport Strategy & Sport State of Play

Location: Auditorium

Description: TBA

Speakers: Kurt Wilson and Stuart Hogben

 

 

Constitutions & By-Laws

Location: Auditorium

Description: TBA

Speakers: Kerrie Barnes and Michael Kearney

Safe and Respectful Environments

Location: Auditorium

Description: TBA

Speaker: TBA

 

LIMSOC and Operational Systems & SLSQ’s Radio Network: Pathway towards interoperability

Location: Auditorium

Speaker: Jack McNeil

 

Membership Development Recruitment & Retention (Programs, Initiatives and Pathways)

Location: Auditorium

Description: Our members are our most valuable resource. While surf lifesaving provides training for our frontline lifesavers through our education awards, we are now extending our development opportunities to provide skills and knowledge for members in all leadership roles. At this session we will provide an overview of the current development programs on offer within SLSQ, member pathways and we will also launch the new online learning packages available for members who are leading our clubs throughout the state.

Speakers

Kirsten Phillips

Kirsten Phillips brings a broad range of lifesaving experience to her role on the State Membership Services Committee holding positions at a club, branch, state and national level across lifesaving services, operations support, member development, and member recognition. She has been an active patrolling surf lifesaver for 30 years as well as being a current trainer, assessor, official and peer support officer. She has extensive experience in coordinating and delivering membership development initiatives with a particular focus on youth engagement, retention and pathways.

Simon Steinhofer 

Simon is a Principal Civil Engineer, working in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. In is role he as the Civil Lead for the Brisbane office he manages a team 15 engineers and designers in the delivery of infrastructure and urban development projects. Simon started his surf lifesaving career at Sarina Beach SLSC in 1999, then spent time at Emu Park SLSC, Ellis Beach SLSC, Cairns SLSC and is now is a member at Dicky Beach SLSC. Simon has been a member of a number of surf lifesaving committees ranging from Club, Branch and State and is currently part of the QLD Membership Services Committee. Simon has had the privilege of being a judge for the National Volunteer of the year and QLD Life Saver of the Year awards. Simon attended the National Leadership program as a participant in 2012, and as a facilitator in 2014,2015, 2019 & 2020. Simon has held leadership positions with Engineers Australia in included the role of Chair/ President for the Sunshine Coast and Cairns Regional Groups for a number of years.

Surf Life Saving Club Facilities

Location: Room 1 & 2

Description: TBA

Speaker: Facilities Committee, Dean Hassell/Board

 

Fundraising and Partnerships

Location: Room 1

Description: Learn efficient, cost effective ways to fundraise within your club, which reduce the work for members. Understand the importance of partnerships within your club, what is possible and how to approach businesses and organisations for their support.

Speakers:

 

Grant Writing

Location: Room 1

Description: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Complaint Management

Location: Room 1

Description: TBA

Speakers:

Michael White

  • Since joining his local surf club over 20 years ago, Michael has been involved at all levels of the Surf Life Saving movement.
  • Michael is a former director and secretary of the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club and past member of the Surf Life Saving Queensland Judiciary. He has also acted as an independent director to a number of community association boards, including the Sunshine Coast Law Association and the Sunshine Coast Sports Federation. He is a past participant, facilitator and now mentor at Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Leadership College.
  • Michael holds 115 lifesaving awards and has undertaken more than 1800 voluntary patrol hours. He has also been a patrol captain for ten years and a rescue crewman for the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service for six years. He was a contributor to the current edition of the SLSA training manual ‘Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue’.
  • In the Surf Sports arena, Michael has competed at the international level, has won 24 national medals, is a five-time Australian Open Male Champion Lifesaver, and was a former captain of the current Australian Open Patrol Competition champion team.
  • Outside of surf lifesaving Michael is a barrister at the Sunshine Coast Barristers Chambers.

Ian Fullager

  • Ian Fullagar is a member of Waratah SLSC and Sports Lawyer with nearly 30 years’ experience in legal practice having been admitted to practice in 1989.
  • Ian has very broad corporate and commercial legal experience and specialist expertise in sports law and public law. He has been listed in the 2010-2017 editions of Best lawyers for his experience in Sports Law and the 2016-2017 editions of Best Lawyers for his experience in Commercial Law. He was listed in Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2017 as a Notable Practitioner in Australia for Sports Law. Ian has held many positions on government, commercial and not-for-profit boards both as a director and as company secretary. He is a life member of the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association and is also a Vincent Fairfax Fellow.
  • Ian holds the following qualifications
Sports Governance

Location: Room 1

Description: TBA

Speakers: Kurt Wilson and Stuart Hogben

Pathways within Sport – Coach, Officials & Athletes

Location: Room 1

Description: TBA

Speakers: Dan Homer and Kurt Wilson

Lifesaving for the future

Location: Room 2

Speakers: Clint Swanton

Child Safety: Blue Cards, CYRM, CSA

Location: Room 2

Description: TBA

Speakers: Membership

 

 

Club Development (Membership) and Support Opportunities

Location: Room 2

Description: Surf clubs are complex with unique requirements and challenges, this session will provide an overview of the resources and support tools that are available to help you better manage governance and leadership within your club. This session will cover everything from resources to support your key club leadership positions through to understanding and optimising your membership statistics.

Speakers

Robert Campbell

Rob Campbell: Rob Campbell is the State Membership Services Officer (MSO) and has been involved in Surf Life Saving for 22 years. He is a member of Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and has been actively involved in Membership and Development at Club, Branch, State and National levels for over 15 years. Rob was at the forefront of development and implementation of the organisations Child and Risk Management Strategy (CRYMS) and has overseen the strategic development of the State and Sunshine Coast development programs, development of the organisations Member Recognition system and Member Protection systems. Rob chairs the Membership Services Committee (MSC), that has been at the forefront of implementation of organisational Statistics reporting, the Familiy Participation Program, SLSQ Member App, Patrol Gap Calculator, Learning Management System (LMS) and various Junior Activities programs and operational risk management strategies. The MSC is currently working on the delivery of the SLSQ Board supported Sustainability Projects – Club Development and Member Development.

Zachary Herwood (TBC)

Member Welfare: Peer Support, MPIO

Location: Room 2

Description: Our members face a unique range of challenges and pressures both on and off the beach which could have the potential to put their mental health and/or welfare at risk. This session provides an overview of current mental health and welfare impacts and what we have in place as an organisation to support our members.

Speakers:

Alana Gore

Alana Gore began as the SLSQ Member Welfare Officer in February 2020. As part of this role, Alana leads the State Peer Suppport program which works to respond and assist with lifesavers mental health following potentially traumtic incidents whilst on duty. Alana is also responsible for child safeguarding and member protection across the state. Alana has a masters in social work and has worked extensively with children and young people in the child safety sector for a number of years.

Hanne Paust

Hanne is a Clinical Neuropsychotherapist and certified resilience coach. Hanne amassed several years of clinical experience working in correctional services, before opening a private practice is Brisbane. She has also been apart of the South Coast Branch for many years, taking on roles such as age manager and Peer Support Officer. Hanne is a huge advocate for the Lifesaving movement.

Samantha Fien

Samantha is a lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science at CQ University and is also an Honorary Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Bond University. She is an active patrolling member, former State Membership Services Committee member and former U18 Queensland Youth Surf Lifesaver of the Year. She is passionate about lifesaving and our members. Samantha is currently undertaking research into the mental health of lifesavers across Australia in partnership with SLSA and CQ University.

In the eyes of research (Research Panel)

Location: Room 2

Speakers: Samantha Fien

Beach Management: New Age Patrol Captains

Location: Room 3

Description: Learn about the new look Patrol Captains course and why this will change the way we train patrol captains in the future to ensure they are better equipped for their duties after attending this course.

Speaker: Belinda Doman

SLSQ TAF Pathways

Location: Room 3

Description: This session will provide you with ideas to attract and develop new Trainers and Assessors at your club. We will discuss the SLSQ TAF pathway and how we support members to complete these qualifications.

Speaker: Jonathan Donnelly

Navigating the Training Operations Manual (TOM) and resources

Location: Room 3

Description: This session will give you a better understanding of how to navigate the TOM and where to access all the SLSQ processes, forms, paperwork and resources you need to run a course. We will also show you how to use the Assessor App and how to run reports in Surfguard and etrainu that will support your training.

Speaker: Belinda Doman & Melinda Gerry

Masterclass – Medical Emergencies

Location: Room 3

Description: We will have a panel of experts from the medical world that can give you a greater understanding of the Lifesavers role in managing medical emergencies. We will focus on what treatment is provided after they leave our care. This session is designed as a Q&A session so that you can get all the answers you need to build your knowledge in this area to make you the best trainer you can be.

Speakers: Education

TAF Skill Development

Location: Room 3

Description: This session is a professional development session for Trainers, Assessors and Facilitators and will include topics such as conducting engaging training sessions and having difficult conversations.

Speakers: Education

 

SLSQ Education the Future and Beyond (Q&A)

Location: Room 3

Description: This session focuses on direction of education moving forward and global training trends. This will be a Q&A session where you can get answers on all your burning Education questions and we can brainstorm what we can do as an organisation to simplify our processes for members. The Education team will also be addressing the feedback and suggestions from the CTO survey that went out in April and how we will be implementing your suggestions.

Speaker: Education Team

Masterclass: Severe Bleeding (Boston Bombing)

Location: Auditorium

Description: This session will focus on life threatening blood loss resulting from severe trauma – The first part of the session will focus on the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing and how this has shaped how we manage other traumatic and mass casualty events. We will discuss the evolution of the Tactical First Aid Training program, first response equipment and why SLSQ introduced Bleeding Control Kits. The second part of the session will be more interactive and hands on and participants will be able to learn by doing and play with items such as the amputated leg, torso, bandages, wound packings.

Speaker: Michael Dwyer

DAF – Shark Smart Presentation

Location: Auditorium

Description: TBA

Speaker: Education Team

QFES – Disaster Management Training

Location: Auditorium

Speakers: Jack McNeil

CPR Masterclass / Advanced Resuscitation

Location: Auditorium

Description: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Club Sustainablity – how do you apply? What can you apply for?

Location: Auditorium

Description: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Supporters Clubs : SLSC Relationship (Sub Leases)

Location: Room 1

Description: TBC

Speaker: Governance

Supporters Club Committee Responsibilities (Supporters Club Committee Responsibilities (Incorporated Entity, Gaming and Hospitality), Gaming and Hospitality)

Location: Room 1

Description: TBA

Speaker: Governance

Supporters Clubs Bench Marking and Profitability (P7)

Location: Room 1

Description: TBA

Speaker:

Michael Kearney

  • Michael joined North Kirra SLSC in 2002 and since this time has undertaken roles at all levels of the organisation. Michael has been an active patrolling member and has held Club roles including Club Captain, Chief Training Officer as well as Surf and Supporters Club Treasurer and President. Michael was the Point Danger Branch Director of Lifesaving, a member of the Branch Council and has held roles on the SLSQ Lifesaving Services Committee, Education Panel and Patrol Services Panel.
  • For his service to North Kirra SLSC Michael was awarded Life Membership in 2021
  • Michael is an experienced finance professional, managing and growing a large and complex debt portfolio. Michael has worked in both Australia and the UK for banks as well as a Fund Manager. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science (Property Economics) and a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance.
  • Michael has overseen the restructure and turnaround of several supporters clubs resulting in profitable and sustainable operations
Ripper Corp (Drone Technology)
Location: Room 2

Description: TBA

Speakers: Ripper Corp

Sponsorship
Location: Room 2

Description: TBA

Speakers: TBC

Branch Development: Changes for 22/23 including SLSA Age Awards

Location: Room 2

Description: With almost 12,000 nippers taking to our beaches each season, keeping our junior activities programs fresh, exciting and running efficiently means we need to continue to adapt what we do. We want all participants in our junior activities programs to be saying ‘it’s a ripper to be a nipper’. This session will cover new initiatives and success stories in junior activities.

Speakers

Ray ‘Freddie’ Fien

 

Robert Campbell

Rob Campbell: Rob Campbell is the State Membership Services Officer (MSO) and has been involved in Surf Life Saving for 22 years. He is a member of Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and has been actively involved in Membership and Development at Club, Branch, State and National levels for over 15 years. Rob was at the forefront of development and implementation of the organisations Child and Risk Management Strategy (CRYMS) and has overseen the strategic development of the State and Sunshine Coast development programs, development of the organisations Member Recognition system and Member Protection systems.

Rob chairs the Membership Services Committee (MSC), that has been at the forefront of implementation of organisational Statistics reporting, the Family Participation Program, SLSQ Member App, Patrol Gap Calculator, Learning Management System (LMS) and various Junior Activities programs and operational risk management strategies. The MSC is currently working on the delivery of the SLSQ Board supported Sustainability Projects – Club Development and Member Development.

Board Session Q & A

An opportunity for all members to meet and ask questions of the SLSQ Board of Directors

Description: TBC

Speakers: TBC

 

Location

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg Street
South Brisbane QLD
Australia

For more information, please contact:

Surf Life Saving Queensland

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