With her background as a psychologist, Candy feels a strong sense of privilege of having the opportunities to work with many people in local governments over the years and she is passionate about driving positive changes for the Sector and promoting the rewarding (and cool!) work the Sector does to others.
Still, it wasn’t until she started studying horticulture and working in the industry that she realised the wildflowers she had grown up with and taken for granted were unique, prized species.
Brad Ness OAM
He captained the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team for 10 years, and is now the Assistant Coach of the National team, Head Coach for the Under 23 National Team and Head Coach of the Western Australian Institute of Sport. Together with his education, has given him the skills to communicate effectively at all levels
Some of the highlights of Brad’s career to date Include::
- Carried the flag for the Australian Paralympic team at 2016 Rio Paralympics.
- Captain of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team (The Oz Rollers).
- Gold medal at the Beijing Paralympic Games.
- Silver medals at Athens and London Paralympic Games.
- Gold medal World Championships 2010 and 2014
- Winning the Sandy Blythe Medal – Most Valuable Australian Player 2005-2006.
- Awarded Order of Australia Medal for his Services to Sport 2008.
- Representing the Australian government at the European Training Sport Centre in Varese, Northern Italy.
- Invitation to attend the United Nations Laos Anti Mines Convention as mentor to land mine victims.
- Meeting the Dalai lama.
- Public Speaker for Accidental Hero Campaign, Victoria WorkCover Authority.
- Playing basketball in America, Italy, United Kingdom, Japan, Greece, China, Korea, Cyprus, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Morocco, Thailand and Australia.
Brad has a highly developed awareness of the importance of sound occupational health and safety practices in the workplace and how best to achieve these. He can present these concepts at various levels to meet any specific company requirements and to motivate staff to achieve best practice in the workplace.
- 2006—Joffa’s walk for Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
- 2007—Joffa stood out the front of Flinders St Station in Collingwood colours and was raising funds to help with the survival of the Carlton Football Club who were in dire financial troubles at that time. Collingwood hate Carlton the most, but if Carlton disappeared then there would be no one for Collingwood to hate. They had to be saved.
- 2011—Ride to Football Park which raised $1300 for epilepsy Foundation of Victoria.
- 2011—Flood Relief Charity Match.
And finally the book, Joffa Isn’t That Life.
Joffa is an Ambassador for Reclink Australia, Footys4all, Hepatitis Victoria, Epilepsy Foundation, Whitelion and was a nominee for the Australian of the year in 2016.
And now he is with us, your Local Government Supervisors Association.
Associate Professor Peter Hosie
Prior to taking up this leadership position he has taught undergraduates and graduates for over 15 years most aspects of Human Resource Management in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Austria, and Curtin University Offshore (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore).
Between 2015-2017, Peter was an Associate Professor, responsible for teaching Human Resource Strategies with the Curtin University Graduate School of Business. From 2012-2015 he was the Business Capstone Unit Coordinator at the School of Marketing, Curtin Business School, Curtin University.
Peter’s distinguished academic and research track record has yielded over 120 publications which is widely a referenced in numerous international publications, in particular and more recently the impact of determinants of happiness on managers’ job performance and mental health in the workplace.
Peter is the lead author (with Peter Sevastos and Cary Cooper) for the book, Happy-Performing Managers: The Impact of Affective Wellbeing and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction in the Workplace, published in 2006 by Edward Elgar. A peer review process selected it as one of the ‘most promising management books of the future’ for an invited keynote presentation at the high-profile book track at the 2006 European Academy of Management conference.
Rebecca has extensive international experience facilitating rehabilitation programs and delivering wellbeing programs in both the corporate and private environment.
In her spare time Rebecca leads a very active lifestyle, participating in activities such as yoga, hiking, netball and water sports.
Gretchen Lumsden R.N. Dip. Educ.
She is a registered nurse who brings up-to-date clinical information to you with practical help for attendees.
Gretchen has a unique and very natural style of presentation, which immediately captures the attention of her audience. Her knowledge of the subject is clearly that of a specialist and together with her skill as a presenter, results in a most professional presentation.
Renee’s role as Manager of Workcare services at LGIS has her overseeing LGIS’s people risk programs, including the health and wellbeing program, injury prevention and injury management services, and the Human Resources risk management services.
Renee’s Presentation ‘Thriving at work’ is based on Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and his 7th habit, ‘Sharpening the Saw’, this workshop educates attendees on self-management techniques to look after themselves in order to thrive at work. Sharpening the Saw is about preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have – you! It is about taking the time to renew and refresh yourself in four different ways – Body, Mind, Heart & Soul. The presentation will provide attendees with practical self-care strategies taking into consideration the hectic lifestyles most of us have in the modern life. If your get up and go has got up and gone, begin to Sharpen the Saw.
LGIS is a not-for-profit industry based self-insurance scheme owned by over 130 Western Australian Local Governments. The Scheme incorporates protection for property, civil liability exposures, volunteer fire fighters and workers compensation and is a superior alternative to what is made available by the traditional insurance market.
During his 4 years in Albany, working on various road and bridge projects, Siva was introduced to the use of soil stabilisation for the maintenance and construction of pavements.
Kevin Daniel (Danny) Coleman
Danny enjoyed firstly, working on basic road construction, including operating all machine types, as well as final trim grader operating and Bitumen spraying operator.
He has extensive supervision experience (approx. 28 years) with approx. 21 years in project management.
Danny has been mentoring Local Government Authorities to improve work standards particularly flood damage reinstatement.
The list below is an indication of the various Road Construction process and techniques skills that Danny can demonstrate:
- Soil selection and characteristics.
- Soils quality control, including pit establishment and rehabilitation.
- Culvert selection and installation techniques.
- Pavement works (All aspects).
- Bitumen works.
- Asphalt works.
- Pre–seal works.
- Seal widening Delivery of flood damage repairs from 1989 to 2018.
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