Jasmin Meaker -Director, Skylark Sports
Jasmin opened Skylark Sports in 2007 with the goal of empowering kids to develop through gymnastics. Driven by the need for a new facility in 2013, Jasmin began managing the business from the inside out. In just two years, Skylark’s member base grew by 50% and net profits doubled, while also reducing her own work hours by half! What are her secrets to success?
Troy Kirkham - Exectuive Manager Engagement & Community Football, Western Australian Football Commission
Troy was the successful recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to travel around the world to research and gain an insight into the reasons why children play sport and what causes them to drop out of sport. His report explores factors influencing retention, contemporary approaches to accessibility of programs and provides a benchmark for future approaches to retention of youth participants across local clubs. Discover leading world strategies to keep children involved in sport.
Gilda Davis - Manager Training and Development, Volunteering WA
Gilda is passionate about volunteering and the contribution it makes to strengthen our local communities. She has worked with Volunteering WA since early 2012, developing and delivering their training packages, producing their annual training calendar and researching all the best training available. Gilda will present an interactive workshop on writing successful grant applications, increasing your chances to secure more funding.
Gary Collins - Director, JGC Group
Gary was the Executive Director, Client Services at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia prior to establishing the consultancy group JGC, which delivers services to assist organisations develop efficient, productive and positive workplaces. The Succession Planning workshop will provide clubs with processes to develop continuity and effective management.
Denver D'Cruz - Sport and Community Development Manager, Inclusion Solutions
Denver studied Public Relations, Sports Management and Marketing Communication at the University of Canberra, Denver has been able to combine his passion for sport with over 15 years of work in the community sport sector. Denver will be a part of our Inclusion Panel with Tony Burton and Kiri Penter discussing the “the Business of Inclusion” and the benefits these programs can deliver to your club.
Frank Sahlein - Founder and CEO of 3rd Level Consulting
Frank travels the world gathering and disseminating industry best practices in the areas of business systems, expansion planning, succession planning and valuation. Frank is a two-time recipient of the National Business Leader Award from USA Gymnastics, he will be discussing how to prepare your business to limit the impacts of crisis situations. Frank will also facilitate our Metrics and Trends workshop which will look at worldwide trends and comparisons to Western Australian clubs including yours!!