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Aust Institute of Sport - Tap into high performance talent

Date: Tuesday 14 Jul 2020
Time 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Online via Zoom
VIC OD Online Forum
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
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Aust Institute of Sport - Tap into high performance talent

Aust Institute of Sport - Tap into high performance talent
 Forum Open: 12:25pm (AEST) 
Session Start:   12:30pm (AEST) 
Session Finish:     1:30pm (AEST)

VIC Organisational Development Online Forum

With COVID-19 being the accelerator of the most significant workplace transformation and change in Australian business, HR teams are now rebuilding and refocusing for the future. Employers will need to work hard to find high potential people with a mindset and willingness to adapt under pressure and to learn quickly, lead and manage. If your organisation wants to tap into a hidden pool of highly motivated, resilient individuals with a proven track record of success, commitment, teamwork and drive, then this session is for you.

Working with a network of endorsed employers, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has developed the EVOLVE Program which has mutual benefit to both athletes and employers.

The AIS EVOLVE program offers potential employers an alternative, untapped, pool of high-performance talent and future leaders. The AIS can demonstrate how forward-thinking organisations, by working with elite athletes, can bring a focus on continuous improvement, high performance mindset and collaboration within a team. Most importantly the AIS can also demonstrate how like-minded organisations who consider the well-being of others to be a priority can prosper.

The AIS invests heavily in the development of athletes – in a way that is applicable beyond athletes’ performance potential on the world stage. Athlete talent comes with extensive support from a range of areas including career and education, mental health, personal skills, community engagement, conduct and professionalism, which exist across the 5 domains of athlete wellbeing and engagement. These capabilities are highly transferable to an Athlete’s team members in the workplace. The way the AIS invests in athletes provides some important learnings for employers.

Further, this program gives employers an opportunity to support elite athletes who represent Australia on the world stage in a mutually beneficial and commercially sustainable manner. EVOLVE is a great way to increase your commitment to diversity. Learn how elite athletes offer positive role model attributes within your workforce, which can be an effective way to improve wellbeing and engagement within your organisation. 

This online forum will discuss the many benefits to employers of AIS talent program EVOLVE. This session will be lead by AIS panellists including current and former Olympians followed by Q&A.

This event is suitable for

Those in the mid to senior stages of their HR career, specifically in the roles of:

 • Diversity and Inclusion
 • Workforce planning
 • Recruitment
 • HR Business Partner
 • Organisational Development

Speaker: Matti Clements, Director - Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement, Australian Institute of Sport

Matt is an expert in wellbeing and people management with over 15 years’ experience working with Australia’s elite professional sports, at both a strategic and operational level. Matti leads the AIS Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement department.

Speaker: Liesel Jones OAM, Ambassador, EVOLVE program

Leisel Jones is one of Australia’s most successful swimmers and the first swimmer to reach four Olympic Games, where she won nine Olympic medals: three gold, five silver and one bronze. Leisel’s professional swimming career includes 14 individual world records, seven World Championships titles, 10 Commonwealth Games Gold medals and 23 National titles.

At the age of 15, she was the youngest member of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Swimming Team, where she won two silver medals in the 100m breaststroke and 4x100m Medley Relay. Liesel is an author and now the first ambassador for the AIS EVOLVE program,

Speaker: Mitch Gourley, Paralympian Skier

Mitch was an Australian Paralympian Alpine Skier at the 2010, 2014 & 2018 [Co-Captain] Winter Paralympics and the 2017 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships.

Off the slopes, Mitch is studying a Master of Business (Sport Management) at Deakin University in Melbourne, after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne in 2014. 

AJ Roach, Olympian - Water Polo

Australian Water Polo player and dual Olympian. AJ plays professionally in Europe, has played 189 games for Australia and was a bronze medallist in the recent 2019 FINA World League Super Final. AJ is completing his Bachelor of Commerce at Notre Dame, Sydney.


Registration closes Monday 13 July 2020

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14/07/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Online via Zoom VIC OD Online Forum, VIC


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