16 to 17 August, Pullman Hotel Albert Park
Welcome to VPA 2018
Thursday 16 August 2018
Registration, Conference Sessions and Dinner
Friday 17 August 2018
.Jason McCartney is an inspirational young man who faced adversity and overcame it to become an incredible football player.
In 2002, Jason was caught up in the Bali bombings and suffered horrible burn injuries. A year later he was back on the football field. His strength and courage enabled him to overcome his injuries and continue with his life the way he wanted. He also credits the support from his family, friends and team mates to his speedy recovery.
In 2003 Jason was awarded Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
Jason remains actively involved in AFL as is currently employed as List Manager for the Western Bulldogs.
He also works closely with several charities including Life Support @ The Alfred Foundation and K.I.D.S Foundation.
Luke is an accomplished facilitator, trainer and Registered Psychologist. He has delivered multiple keynote presentations in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. He is the Master Trainer for Tracom in Asia Pacific and has a wide variety of trainer certifications.
Luke has spent most of his working career employed by large global organisations most recently as the Capability Development Director GE’s Global Growth Organisation. This means that he understands people dynamics and knows how to help people thrive at work.
His facilitation is based on first-hand experience and grounded in the most recent developments in Social and Organisational Psychology. He is best described as an internal consultant who speaks with independence but uses the internal language so that he has relevance and cut through. His style is relaxed, humorous but very insightful. Not afraid to challenge, his audiences leave; thinking, laughing, and changed. His approach is always evidence-based.
His passion for developing teachers, young adults and children started at University when he completed his Thesis on Adolescent Leadership. During his time at University he also worked at Melbourne and Brighton Grammar developing adolescent leaders. He is delighted to be (finally) launching the ‘school’ versions of the globally successful Tracom Social Intelligence Programs.
Registration Information will be available soon.
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