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First speaker announced for SPASA Leadership Convention

09 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

The first speaker for SPASA's Leadership Convention has been announced. Trends expert and author Michael McQueen will deliver a presentation titled 'Winning the battle for relevance'.


I'll have incompetence with that

09 February, 2017 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

Many managers and employees have developed the art of incompetence into a new skill. Rather than simply making mistakes and learning, their incompetence is now a value-added benefit provided at no cost in everything they do.


SPASA to present at Piscine Global Asia Pool Summit

08 February, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA will join other Asia–Pacific and global associations in presenting at the Piscine Global Asia Pool Summit. The summit will look at trends and figures worldwide and initiate networking among major companies and associations in the sector.


Cross-generational leadership

01 February, 2017 by Lindsay McGrath | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

Cross-generational management is one of the many challenges faced by leaders today. The fact is, the longer you are in a leadership position, the younger the workforce you manage gets in comparison. These tips will help you adapt your leadership style to suit the various generational groups in your workforce.


Business confidence hits six-year high

31 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

Small and medium business (SMB) confidence has surged to its highest level since March 2010, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey. The survey revealed that business confidence rose eight points to +46 on a net basis.


Record attendance expected for Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo

26 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

The main hall for the Sydney Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo has already sold out, show manager AEE has announced, suggesting that the 2017 show will be the largest ever held by SPASA.


SPASA WA announces 2017 training courses

25 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Western Australia

SPASA WA has announced a range of industry training courses for 2017, from retail to pool chemistry to hydraulics. The courses have been designed in consultation with leading industry experts and are delivered by knowledgeable industry specialists with years of hands-on practical experience.


Fencing supplier announces awards sponsorship

24 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Protector Aluminium

Protector Aluminium has been announced as the Silver Sponsor for the SPASA Regional Awards of Excellence in NSW, Queensland and South Australia.


SPASA Australia appoints new employee

17 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has appointed a communication and events coordinator to plan and organise its events and improve communication to members and consumers. Based in Adelaide, Megan McElhinney commenced the role on 1 January.


SPASA Australia announces inaugural Leadership Convention

17 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Australia

SPASA Australia has announced it will host a Leadership Convention later this year. Timed to coincide with the National Awards of Excellence, the inaugural Leadership Convention will be held on 31 August at Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. The awards will be held the same evening.


Leadership is not about hierarchy

11 January, 2017 by Spiros Dassakis | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

Nothing shapes and sustains credibility like a leader who leads by example. It's no secret that actions speak louder than words, particularly when your philosophies and behaviour can motivate your employees to do their best or their worst work.


APSP-NSPF unification talks break down

10 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

After months of negotiations, the US's two major pool industry bodies — the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) — have decided not to continue the process of unifying the two organisations.


NSW Govt's Lambert response misses opportunity to improve pool safety, SPASA says

09 January, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA New South Wales & ACT

The NSW Government has missed many opportunities to meaningfully impact pool and spa safety in its response to the Lambert Report, SPASA NSW/ACT says. The industry association issued a 25-page response to the government's response.


AALARA seeking conference speakers

09 January, 2017 by Alice Richard

AALARA (the Australia Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association) is calling for speakers for its 2017 conference. Presentations are sought for keynote, performer panel and industry forum sessions.


Training: how, where, what and why

16 December, 2016 by Alice Richard

The word 'training' often conjures up images of school days stuck in a classroom with a teacher whose main aim seemed to be boring their students to death. No wonder so many people baulk at the mere mention of the word. But training these days — and particularly training for industry — couldn't be further from this scenario.


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