Category Archives: News

Mediation

So you’ve got a conflict or dispute within your club and you’ve exhausted all avenues in which to resolve it and someone suggests mediation. What is mediation? How does mediation work? Who can mediate over a conflict or dispute? Where can I find an accredited mediator? What is mediation? Mediation is a process in which […]

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Grievance Procedures and Disciplinary Actions

Most organisations will face disputes and issues of member behaviour at some point. The key is to know how to resolve the issue properly and quickly. When do we implement our grievance procedures and how do we discipline poor behaviour? Understanding the issue – and who it involves – is important and will determine which […]

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Code of Conduct

What is a Code of Conduct and why should my club have one? A Code of Conduct is integral to any sporting club as it outlines the expected behaviour of administrators, committees, coaches and officials, players, parents, and spectators. Codes of Conduct can be very broad; from on-field incidents, sideline abuse and mismanagement, to inappropriate […]

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Member Protection Information Officers

If complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, child protection or other inappropriate behaviours were being raised in your club, what would you do? As sport is not immune from issues and conflicts, it is important to make sure that if concerns do arise they are able to be dealt with appropriately. Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) are […]

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MS 24 Hour Mega Swim

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours and compete for laps swum and money raised, in support for people living with multiple sclerosis. It is one of Australia’s most popular and fastest-growing fundraising events, bringing communities together. […]

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Engaging Millennials in Volunteering

What is the benefit of volunteering to Millennials? Increasingly, Millennials (also known as Generation Y, born 1980-1995) are using volunteering as a way of developing both their hard and soft professional skills, in order to bridge the gap between education and employment opportunities. Volunteering is seen as highly advantageous to employers, especially in the case […]

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