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due to be held from 2 to 5 September, at the University of South Australia, in Adelaide. 

The National Leaders’ Masterclass (Masterclass) is an annual leadership and development program for members aged 30 and over who currently hold a senior leadership role in Surf Life Saving with participants coming from a variety of clubs, roles and SLS backgrounds. 

More than just a standard leadership program, Masterclass gives members the chance to be part of creating an effective national movement. 

Over four days, the selected participants will be challenged to think strategically about the future of Surf Life Saving in the company of like-minded members from clubs around Australia.  

As well as learning new skills and creating opportunities for personal growth, Masterclass will open new networks with other passionate members across the country, who are committed to making a difference within the movement.  

The skills gained are designed to be taken back to clubs and into other areas of the participant’s daily life, with the aim of contributing to SLSA’s mission statement of saving lives, creating great Australians, and building better communities. 

In 2017, SLSA established a partnership with the University of South Australia to assist in the facilitation of leadership programs like the Masterclass. The partnership also benefits members by providing an opportunity for attendees to enroll in a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration that can give them credit towards an MBA.

Due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tough decision was made to cancel the 2020 Masterclass after having postponed the program a few times. As such those recipients who were successful in gaining a position in 2020, will automatically be guaranteed a place in the 2021 Masterclass program without the need to reapply.  

In 2021 there has been an increase in the capacity of positions available to allow for other members to join this year’s cohort, however there are limited spaces available due to the number of positions already allocated to 2020 recipients.  

For more information on the Masterclass program and application requirements, please visit the circular on the SLSA Members Portal – here.

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