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The AIS has partnered with Leaders Performance Institute to offer a series of virtual 60-minute learning events

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 athletes and staff from NSOs, the NIN, games partners and professional sports.

Series Event 1 – A Positive Approach for Change

Program Dates:
Thursday 23 September 2021 4.45pm – 5.45pm (AEST)

Kim Wylie (Global Director of People Development & Change, Farfetch)

Kim joined Farfetch 3 years ago as the Global Director of People Development & Change. She previously spent 12 years at Google in multiple divisions including Learning & Development, and Cloud, where she was the Global Practice Lead for Change and Culture. She is an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of change, digital transformation, organisational culture, leadership, innovation and high performing teams.

Series Event 2 – Evolving Team Culture

Program Dates:
Thursday 25 November 2021 8.00am – 9.00am (AEDT)

Angus Gardiner (General Manager of Rugby, Crusaders)

Angus has been the General Manager of Rugby for the Crusaders since July 2016, stepping up from being the Team Manager in 2012. Angus played for the Crusaders from 1996-1999. After a stint overseas, he returned to the Crusaders in 2003 to take up a role as personal development manager. During his time as GM of Rugby, the Crusaders have won Super Rugby three times in a row and the Super Rugby Aotearoa twice in a row (a domestic competition born due to the impact of the pandemic).

Series Event 3 – System Collaboration

Program Dates:
Wednesday 2 March 2022 8.00am – 9.00am (AEDT)

Aaron Williamon (Director of Performance Science, Royal College of Music) Margaret Osbourne (Psychology & Music Lead, Melbourne Conservatorire)

Both Margaret & Aaron sit in the intersection of performance science and music in their respective institutions. Aaron directs the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership of the RCM and Imperial College London. His research focuses on skilled performance and applied scientific initiatives that inform music learning and teaching, as well as the impact of music and the arts on society. Margaret’s work focuses on how performance psychology support the optimal training and execution of performance skill. Uniquely she works in elite sport as well as the arts.

Series Event 4 – Equity in Teams

Program Dates:
Tuesday 17 May 2022 4.45pm – 5.45pm (AEST)

Eldeen John (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Director, The Football Association)

Edleen is a Multi-Award-Winning Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging & Culture Expert, and currently the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Director at The Football Association. Prior to her work with the FA, Edleen held roles as the Vice President at Morgan Stanley and as a Director and the Co-Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality at KPMG. Edleen is one of the leading thinkers in the ED&I space, with vast experience working across different environments in the process.

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