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Leaders in Performance

The AIS has partnered with Leaders Performance Institute to offer a series of virtual 90-minute learning events

The AIS has partnered with Leaders Performance Institute to offer a series of virtual 60-minute learning events to drive high-performance learning by reflecting on leading behaviours and practices.

Each interactive learning event will discuss key insights with leaders from high-performing organisations, from within sport and other leading industries. The following events are open for registration and are available to high- performance personnel from NSOs, the NIN, games partners and professional sports.

Session 4 registration

Series Event 1 – Talent Pathways & Development at the England & Wales Cricket Board

Program Dates:
Tuesday 12 September 2023 4.45pm – 5.45pm (AEST)

Mo Babat, Performance Director, England & Wales Cricket Board

After starting his career in Education, Mo joined the ECB in 2011 in the role of Operations Manager for the England Development Programme, working with Under 17 and Under 19 national teams. In 2016 he was promoted to Player Identification Lead for the England men’s team, which saw him oversee the creation of an extensive scouting infrastructure to identify, monitor and assess players at every level of the national system, before being appointed to his current role in November 2019. As Performance Director, Mo is responsible for the England men’s international pathway, including the identification of high potential players from domestic cricket.

Series Event 2 – Coaching at the Brisbane Lions

Program Date:
Thursday 23 November 2023 8.00am – 9.00am (AEDT)

Chris Fagan, Senior Coach, Brisbane Lions

Chris was appointed Senior Coach of the Brisbane Lions in October 2016. He joined the Club after almost a decade as Hawthorn's, firstly as Head of Coaching & Development and then secondly as General Manager of Football during a highly successful period for the Hawks. Chris also spent a decade at Melbourne Football Club as General Manager of Football Operations, Assistant Coach and Reserves Coach. Chris has been involved in seven AFL Grand Finals, four of which ended in Premiership victories.

Series Event 3 – Exploring Models of Performance Support in the NBA

Program Date:
Thursday 29 February 2024 8.00am – 9.00am (AEDT)

Simon Rice, Vice President of Athlete Care, Philadelphia 76ers

Simon is the Vice President of Athlete Care for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. Simon moved across to the US in November 2020, having previously been the Head of Physiotherapy for the ACT Brumbies between 2018-2020. He has vast experience of the Olympic system, have practiced at the ACT Academy of Sport, Volleyball Australia, Hockey Australia and the Australian Sports Commission. Now applying his trade in the NBA at one of the leading franchises, Simon has experience of designing and executing support provisions in different contexts and performance delivery models.

Series Event 4 – Explore Effective Culture Change

Program Date:
Tuesday 28 May 2024 4.00pm – 5.00pm (AEST)

Dr. Edd Vahid, Head of Academy Football Operations, Premier League

Edd is the Head of Academy Football Operations at the Premier League. He joined the Premier League in 2022 after a successful 8 year period with one of English Football’s leading academy programmes in Southampton. Edd held the role as Academy Manager and prior to that, Head of Coaching & Learning. Before moving into the world of football, Edd spent nearly 4 years as a Senior Performance Lifestyle Advisor with the English Institute of Sport, focused on implementing individual and strategic solutions to lifestyle challenges experience by talent and elite athletes.

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