Professional Development for Sports Turf Managers

 

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is launching an industry leading series of education seminars focussing on Professional Development for Sports Turf Managers, with the first sessions commencing in November 2019.

 

Following Federal and State Government announcements relating to events in April 2020, these Australian Sports Turf Managers Association education events have been postponed, and further updates will be made available shortly.

 

Over the next 6 months, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association will be introducing a program of training seminars, covering topics including Project Management, Presentation Skills, Time Management and Excel training are all designed to develop the Professional competencies of Turf Managers. 

Recent feedback from the 2019 Conference, found that nearly 75% of leaders in the Turf Industry indicated that their role is changing, and the development of “professional skills” are more important than ever before in performing their role. 

"Professional skills refer to the range of management competencies critical to the role of a Leader, rapidly increasing in importance however are too often overlooked as part of training and development for Sports Turf Managers" said Mark Unwin, Chief Executive of the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association.   

"The program covers topics such as the ability to manage time and work effectively, create and deliver presentations, through to computer literacy and collaboration skills - all of which leaders in the turf management industry require daily". 

To help assist Sports Turf Managers in this evolving area of the industry, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is introducing a pilot program to continue developing the knowledge of Turf Managers. 

With the first sessions launching in November, over the following 6 months the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association will be facilitating a series of over 40 face-to-face workshops and training modules to develop core skills needed in the modern workforce. 

These pilot courses will be conducted in various States across Australia, and used to determine areas of interest and required skills development opportunities which will form the basis for an expanded Professional Skills Development Program for Turf Managers in 2020.

 

Based on areas of interest and engagement from attendees, a review of all sessions will be used to form an expanded Turf Management Professional Skills Development Program to be launched by the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association in 2020 in line with timings around a revised Accreditation and Certification Program.  

The first series in the Professional Skills Development Program will be focused on Microsoft Excel Development.  Forming an important part of every Turf Managers role, this session will develop the skills and knowledge to utilise Excel effectively for budgeting, reporting and data analysis.

The Microsoft Excel training will be held in November and is FREE for Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Members and Members of the affiliated State Association where each session is held.

 

Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Professional Skills Development Program

Session 1 - Microsoft Excel Development
 

State

Seminar Date

Venue

Sydney Wednesday, 6 November 2019 Carnarvon Golf Club
Melbourne     Thursday, 7 November 2019 Medway Golf Club
Perth     Tuesday, 12 November 2019 The West Australian Golf Club
Adelaide     Wednesday, 13 November 2019 Mount Osmond Golf Club
Brisbane     Thursday, 14 November 2019 Ashgrove Golf Club

 

 

Registrations

Registrations and further information for each of these sessions is available in the Events calendar

 

Further information and registrations for each of these sessions will commence Monday 14th October, and due to the intensive content and personalised training approach, numbers are strictly limited for these events. 

Developed and delivered by experienced professionals from leading corporate trainers, advisers within the Turf industry, and coaching development professionals, the Professional Skills Development Program presents a range of training initiatives on areas including: 

  • Microsoft Excel Development: Forming an important part of every Turf Managers role, this session will develop the skills and knowledge to utilise Excel effectively for budgeting, reporting and data analysis
  • Presentation Skills: This course will help Turf Managers develop skills and behaviours required to confidently and successfully create and deliver compelling presentations.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Designed to assist Turf Managers develop skills and behaviours required to become an effective leader and communicator, make a lasting impact, and deal with change and challenges in a controlled and focused manner.
  • Project Management and Creative Thinking: Learn to effectively manage small and large scale Turf projects, manage resources and work toward developing solutions more efficiently 

Additional courses planned for Turf Managers in early 2020 include the development of skills related to performance management, improving communication, teamwork and conflict management abilities. 

These Professional Development Program education sessions developed by the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association will be Free of Charge for Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Members and Members of the affiliated State Association where each session is held.

The first Professional Skills Development session will be delivered on Microsoft Excel Development, registrations and further information for each of these sessions will commence Monday 14th October and future seminar dates and locations will be announced in November 2019.