Providing early career Performance Support practitioners a bespoke blend of personal and professional development opportunities, the AIS Practitioner Development Program (PDP) will support practitioners to discover themselves, themselves in their roles and how they best contribute to multidisciplinary teams.
Through a combination of individual and group-based learning, practitioners will develop the tools and strategies to evolve from being purely, enthusiastic and intelligent individuals to becoming effective and impactful world class practitioners.
The program will cover a range of topics such as:
- Understanding personal strengths and how to leverage them
- Building new skills, knowledge and awareness to work effectively and collaboratively in high performance teams
- Proactive career management, decision making and reflection
- One-on-one career action planning with an expert career coach
- Effective communication and storytelling skills
- Practical and evidence-based tools to support Practitioner Wellbeing
- Applications open
9:00am (AEDT) Monday 17 April 2023
- Applications close
5:00pm (AEDT) Thursday 4 May 2023
- Applications are now closed
The AIS PDP was an insightful way to improve my skills in collaboration, networking, and self-reflection, and provided valuable guidance for career progression2022 program participant
|Program launch meeting (online) – Participants only||23 May 2023, 11am – 12:15pm (AEST)|
Program launch meeting (online) – Managers only
|25 May 2023, 11am – 12:15pm (AEST)|
|Strengths profiling: online survey + individual de-brief meeting||24 May – 16 June|
|Residential #1 in-person @ AIS, Canberra||27 – 29 June|
|Manager meeting #1 (online)||7 July|
|Work integrated learning #1 – DTE & online||3 July – 4 August|
|Residential #2 in-person, Melbourne||29 – 31 August|
|Manager meeting #2 (online)||7 September|
|Work integrated learning #2 – DTE & online||4 September – 13 October|
|Performance Support Forum/Network Activities||W/C 30 October|
|Program wrap up & evaluation||16 October – 24 November|
|6-month program follow up||May 2024|
To be eligible for the program, participants must:
- Have less than 5 years experience in the Australian High Performance system.
- Be engaged at 0.3 FTE (as a min) with an ASC High Performance funded National Sporting Organisation or within the National Institute Network.
- Meet the AIS SSSM Practitioner Minimum Standards for their discipline.
- Be endorsed by their manager.
- Be available to attend both in-person residentials.
- Participant flights, accommodation, meals and ground transport to and from the Residentials will be covered by the AIS.
- This program will be capped at 15 participants.
- The practitioner’s manager will play a key role in supporting their applicant’s participation in the program by supporting DTE applied learning and attending semi-regular managers’ meetings to stay informed of recent program progress.
- Managers will have the opportunity to connect with program facilitators to help with their individual understanding of the content delivered and how to best support their applicant in applying their new learning in the DTE.
- Applicants will need to provide a short statement of support from their manager that can confirm their role, high performance system experience and their ability to support the applicant in applying their learnings throughout the program.
- Joshua Dipple, Performance Analyst, NSWIS
- Katrina Sutherland, Track Performance Support, AusCycling
- Christopher Wynne, Sports Physiotherapist, NSWIS
- Amy-Lee Bowler, Sports Dietitian, QAS
- Dean Cooper, Performance Psychologist, VIS
- Tama Barry, Psychologist, QAS
- Zoe Russell, Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, QAS
- Chelsie Winchcombe, Assistant Physiologist, NSWIS
- Tahleya Eggers, Performance Scientist (Physiology), QAS
- Shannon Smith, Performance Scientist (Swimming), QAS
- Samantha Everard, Pathways Strength and Conditioning Coach, Paddle Australia
- Lyndsay Clarke, Physical Preparation Coach, VIS
- Stephanie Mundy, Physical Preparation Coach Athletics, VIS
- Tamara Jakobson, Physical Preparation Specialist, WAIS
- Michael King, Strength & Conditioning Coach, TIS
For further information, please contact Rachel Gale, Performance Support Development Advisor – firstname.lastname@example.org