Webinar & E-Forum: Industry Expert Series - Sports Careers

Join the first panel webinar in our exciting new Industry Expert Series. This first session will focus on sports careers.

Industry Expert Series: CDAA members highlighted in the Professional Practice Learning Plan that they wanted to strenghten their practice in the competency areas of Labour Market Information, Professional Practice Application and Technology, Information and Resources. 

However, these competencies differ from industry to industry. To assist you in developing the skills relevant to specific industries, we have organised an Industry Expert Series. The series will run in the form of a live online panel discussion, with a different industry focus each month.

A facilitator will interview two industry expert career practitioners, which will be followed by an open floor for participants to ask questions. You will also be able to share what you would like the panellists to discuss when you register.  

Hear more about the Industry Expert Series from CDAA National Executive Committee Member Ayesha Umar:

Session 1 Industry Focus: Sports Careers

The first discussion in March will focus on sports careers with expert panellists Paul Armstrong and Leonie Stanfield. They are are highly regarded and experienced career practitioners who have a long-standing relationship with the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport).

Panellist Bios:

Paul Armstrong is the Director of Inner Sanctum Career Consulting with over 30 years’ experience in the AFL Industry as a player and administrator. He played with St Kilda, set up the Geelong Falcons, then was a Football Manager at Geelong FC, the Western Bulldogs FC and Richmond FC. He was also Operations Manager at the AFL Coaches Association.

Paul’s responsibilities as a club Football Operations Manager included supporting players who were finishing their playing careers and transitioning into ‘life after football’. While at the AFL Coaches Association Paul played a key role in career transition, both into and out of the AFL, dealing with all the full-time and part-time coaches and high-performance staff.

Paul has operated his Career Consultancy for six years providing support to Government agencies, recruitment firms, other companies, organisations and individuals.

Leonie Stanfield has a Masters Degree in Career Development and draws on 25+ years experience and expertise in career counselling, communications and training to assist individuals to progress and reinvent their careers through times of change, chance and uncertainty.

Her varied career in the not-for-profit and associations sector spans CEO roles, program design and management, communications & marketing, training and leadership development, including working with US College and Australian University athletes. 

Leonie has significant experience within the Vocational Education and Training and Employment Services sectors and is a skilled workshop facilitator and speaker, presenting at career conferences and expos. As a former member of the Cronulla Triathlon Club she has experience with sporting bodies at a local, state and national level.

Please consider event timing according to your location:

NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT: 7pm - 8:30pm 
SA: 6:30pm - 8pm
QLD: 6pm - 7:30pm
NT: 5:30pm - 7pm
WA, Singapore:  4pm - 5:30pm
New Zealand: 9pm - 10:30pm

CPD Points: 1.5 Hours
CPD Competency: Labour Market Information

Coming next: The April Industry Expert session will focus on STEM careers.

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7/03/2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
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