ARI NSW Conference 2023: Celebrating Collaboration and Leadership in the Aquatic and Recreation Industry

The Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI NSW) recently hosted a remarkable conference in the breathtaking surroundings of the Blue Mountains. The event brought together industry professionals, enthusiasts, and leaders for a couple of memorable days filled with learning, sharing, and networking. 

ARQ’s Board Members, Jay Clarke, Nicky Sloan and Lindsay McGrath attended the conference and noted it not only provided a platform for knowledge exchange but also celebrated the appointment of Marco Blanco as the Chair of the ARI board of directors.

The conference highlighted the importance of collaboration among state industry bodies and showcased the dedication and passion within the aquatic and recreation industry. The entire ARQ board wish Marco all the best with this appointment and is looking forward to a close working relationship.

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Celebrating International women’s day with WAVES

Join us in making a splash this International Women’s Day with WAVES 2024, an inspirational event that brings together both women and men who are leaders in the Aquatics Industry.

This inclusive afternoon of celebration, hosted in collaboration with Aquatics & Recreation Queensland (ARQ), Swimming Pool & Spa Association (SPASA), Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) and the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) is a commitment to celebrating women and empowering career pathways within our industry.

Why Attend?

Inspirational Speakers: Hear from influential leaders who have made significant impacts in aquatics, sharing their journeys, insights, and strategies for success.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with other ambitious and driven leaders from across the industry, creating relationships that encourage mutual growth and understanding.

Panel Discussion: Participate in engaging discussions sharing and celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders who have set benchmarks for excellence within our industry. Gain insights into challenges and learn from successes and failures.

Who should Attend?

Industry Leaders: Female & Male leaders, join a network of peers dedicated to shaping an inclusive future in aquatics.

Aspiring Leaders: Those looking to advance their careers will find mentorship and inspiration from established professionals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together for an unforgettable experience to ignite your career journey, celebrate success and recognise the amazing women in the aquatics industry.

Let’s engage in meaningful dialogue about empowering all leaders, regardless of gender to elevate and grow our industry. WAVES 2024 is not just an event; it’s a movement, a call to action to inspire our future leaders and challenge limitations.

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ARQ and Get Mentally Fit Webinar – “Managing Psychosocial Safety in your Workplace” 15th February

Join us for our first webinar for 2024!

Brought to you by Get Mentally Fit, in collaboration with Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) and Aquatics & Recreation Queensland (ARQ).

Topic: “Managing Psychosocial Safety in Your Workplace”

Date: Thursday – 15 February
Time: 12noon – 12:45pm (AEST)
Location: Webinar (Virtual Event)

Discover the keys to best managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace with expert presenter, Emily Johnson!

As the Co-founder of Get Mentally Fit and a leading Workplace Psychologist, Emily will guide you through how to plan for safeguarding the health and performance of your employees and fostering a positive and supportive work environment.

What you’ll learn:

– Understand psychosocial hazards and your responsibilities
– Supportive practices for promoting and managing psychosocial safety
– Find out about your association’s Employee Assistance Program discount offer
– Q&A session with Emily Johnson

More about Emily Johnson –
With many years of expertise on the subject, in her career of organisational psychology, Emily is passionate about creating mentally fit and safe workplaces. Her insights and strategies have empowered countless organisations to thrive in the ever-changing dynamics of the workplace.

Exclusive for members of ASSA and Aquatics & Recreation Queensland (ARQ):

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest some time in the safety of your people and success of your organisation by joining us.

Let’s dive into a culture of well-being together!

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