Surf Life Saving Australia's National Leadership College (NLC)
is an annual leadership and development program recognising young
leaders in Surf Life Saving aged between 20 and 30 years.
Participants come from a variety of clubs, roles and SLS
The Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership
College is a pillar of the Buddy Lucas Leadership Program,
generously funded by Denis Black.
The NLC provides an exciting opportunity for young people within
the movement to further develop their leadership skills and
continue to positively contribute to the success of SLS. As well as
learning new skills and creating opportunities for personal growth,
the College will open up new networks with other likeminded
passionate members across Australia, who also are committed to
making a difference within the movement. The NLC is designed to
challenge participants intellectually, socially, emotionally and
physically. The skills gained are designed to be taken back to
clubs and into other areas of the participant's daily
Each day includes keynote speakers, elective sessions,
activities and challenges relating to the leadership theme of the
day. Each participant will be encouraged to access a mentor and
have ongoing opportunities for review and further
Participants also benefit from exposure to the international
movement. Networking with members from clubs internationally is a
highlight for participants as they share ideas and create new
friendships and networks. Participants have the opportunity to see
the big picture for SLS as they gain exposure to national goals and
aspirations. Through the sharing of ideas, resources and future
directions, NLC provides an opportunity to create an effective
When and where?
Where: YMCA Sydney Olympic Park Lodge,
When: February 2019
Who can apply?
Participants must meet the following requirements:
- Ba a
minimum of 20 years of age and a maximum of 30 years of age on 1
- Be a
refreshed and current member of a SLSNR club
Demonstrate previous leadership training/experience, preferably
from within the SLS environment
Demonstrate the potential as a future leader within SLS, with a
desire to influence the movements future direction
The NLC has a maximum of 26 participants from across Australia
and SLSNR has been allocated one place. Therefore, there will be a
rigorous screening process from applications, with one position
available for a Northern Region representative, who will be
our 'Buddy Lucas Scholar'
What will participants get out of it?
to SLS at an International level
from SLSA leaders
Opportunities to network with other like-minded members from around
in self-confidence and the self-power to make things happen
participants to gain a perception of your own personal leadership
qualities and competencies
opinions and workshop current issues
inspired by industry professional guest speakers
part of the Leadership Alumni
What type of applicant are we looking for?
Courageous and innovative thinkers
Enthusiastic with a strong capacity to learn
Individuals committed to SLS for the longer term
influencers in your club
motivated and self-aware
Applications will open in December 2018.