Local Community and Volunteering and Engagement Webinar

Successful practitioners regularly engage with their local community service organisations to establish and strengthen sustainable referral pathways. Successful engagement can improve community understanding of the role of exercise professionals and provide opportunities for practitioners to better understand how their local communities work.

This PDO outlines how to identify, locate and initiate engagement with community service organisations to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. The PDO is being presented by Simon Nugus, CEO of Volunteering Services Australia. Volunteering Services Australia is the largest Volunteer Resource Centre of its kind in Australia and a major provider of community transport services to older Australians across several states.

This PDO is mandatory for all authorised providers of the Exercise Right for Active Ageing Project prior to conducting subsidised exercise classes.
Presented by Simon Nugus, CEO Volunteering Services Australia
Simon has been involved in the not for profit sector for almost 15 years, having held senior management and executive leadership positions within some of the country’s largest community services NGOs. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Volunteering Services Australia. His executive experience includes working for large community services organisations including Mercy Community and the Endeavour Foundation.
His specialities include disability services and child protection sectors, and he has developed and operated national education, employment, sport, social and recreational initiatives which created opportunities for thousands of young Australians living with a disability to access the mainstream opportunities enjoyed by their peers. To this end, Simon is passionate about ensuring that all people, regardless of their abilities, are empowered to fully participate and be included in opportunities which enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Date & Time 

Monday, 22 July 2019
11:30am - 2:30pm AEST 

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:        11:30am - 2:30pm 
NSW:   11:30am - 2:30pm  
NT:   11:00am - 2:00pm 
QLD:   11:30am - 2:30pm
SA:   11:00am - 2:00pm  
TAS:   11:30am - 2:30pm  
  11:30am - 2:30pm 
WA:   9:30am - 12:30pm    

Rates per person

Complimentary to ESSA Members, who completed the Expression of Interest for the Move it Aus - Better Ageing Grant.

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Access to Webinar

You will be provided all information to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist who completed the Expression of Interest for the Move it Aus - Better Ageing Grant.




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Registration for this professional development will close at 9:00am AEST on Monday, 22 July 2019.

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