SES Volunteers Association of Western Australia (Incorporated)

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06/11/2015 – Volunteer Leadership Program

Conducted in partnerhip with the Australian Emergency Management Volunteeers Forum (AEMVF), this 3 day proffessional development program will provide you with knowledge and skills to enhance the proctice of leadership in your Organisation.  Todays’s volunteer leaders must negotiate a maze of realationships, networks and expectations in order to lead effectively in the volunteer environment. Leadership demands innovation, creativity, negotiation, improvisation and strategic vision.

Who should participate?

  • Emergency service and emergencysector volunteers
  • Personnel from affiliated agencies of the AEMVF that are in,
  • or aspire to, a leadership role

To Apply

All applications from WA SES Volunteers must provide a short 1 or 2 page submission on why they should be considered for this program and what they would bring back to their unit.  All applications must be submitted by the applicants SES Local Manager by 8am Thursday 12 November to the SESVA Office at with a cc to  Please note that accommodation and travel arrangements from Perth will be arranged for the successful applicant/s

Course Content

The Volunteer Leadership Program provides a step by step approach to effective management:

  • Difference between leadership and management
  • Using appropriate leadership strategies in an organisational setting
  • Personality type indicators, effective people strategies and self-management
  • Personal goal and decision making in a scenario setting
  • Promoting relationships using emotional intelligence

AFAC, Australian Red Cross and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre were recently selected to deliver emergency management products and services on behalf of Emergency Management Australia (EMA). This Volunteer Leadership Program replaces the programs previously offered by AEMI at Mt Macedon.  This event has been prepared by the consortium with financial assistance from the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Attorney-General’s Department (Commonwealth) and is subject to , and issued in accordance with, a contract between the consortium and the Commonwealth. Responsibility for the views, information or advice expressed in this event does not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth.


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