Child Safe Standards Information Sessions

 

Sport North East partnership with Alpine and Towong Shires,  invites local sporting clubs to a free information session about the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards and how your club can implement them.

By attending this interactive session, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the mandatory Standards and how you can apply them to create a culture that ensures all children feel physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

Topics include:

  • the culture and leadership of your organisation
  • the policies you need
  • how to put together a code of conduct
  • recruit and train staff and volunteers
  • respond to and report suspected abuse
  • identify and remove risks
  • promote the participation and empowerment of the children in your club.

Towong Shire – Tallangatta  Session

What: Child Safe Standards information session
When: Thursday 28th February 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Tallangatta Library and Community Centre 32 Towong St, Tallangatta , Victoria 3700
Register to attend here

Alpine Shire – Myrtleford Session

What: Child Safe Standards information session
When: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Myrtleford Senior Citizen’s Centre, Smith St, Myrtleford, Victoria 3737

Register to attend here

For further details please contact Penny at Sport North East at penny.townshend@thecentre.vic.edu.au or 03 5721 0252.

$500 for your club? Score!

Good Sports logo

Clubs who sign up for the Good Sports program by November 16 2018, and then become Level 1 accredited by December 15 2018, will be eligible to enter the running to win a $500 cash prize.

To have a sporting chance at being one of four Victorian clubs to win, clubs must register via the competition web page found on the Good Sports website, and tell them in 50 words or less, “How does your sporting club make summer great?”. Additionally, clubs need to answer, “What would your club spend it on if you won?”.

The Good Sports program is designed to help clubs enjoy their sport by providing club leaders with the support they need to create the best experience for members and guests. The benefits of becoming a good sports club include making your club safer and appealing, being a leader in your community, enhanced funding opportunities, staying ahead of the game and plenty of support.

For further information visit the Good Sports website, or contact Felicity Munro at Sport North East on 03 5721 0250 or email felicity.munro@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Women in Sport Leadership – Learn Support Lead

Alpine Valley Community Leadership Presenter at Learn Support LeadWe were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.

The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs.  The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result.  The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday.  The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool.  Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different.  It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!

Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.

The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.