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15 th National Conference on Volunteering. Dare you commit: youth leaders in a changing world? Tom Short. Session outcomes. At the end of this session you will: Know more about the Australian Air League Relate to the current challenges we face Hear about our strategies for change

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15th National Conference on Volunteering

Dare you commit:

youth leaders in a changing world?

Tom Short


Session outcomes

At the end of this session you will:

  • Know more about the Australian Air League

  • Relate to the current challenges we face

  • Hear about our strategies for change

  • … Hear about your experiences


Which are important to you?

Recognition

Friendship

Reputation

Harmony

Popularity

Self-esteem

VALUES

Time

Fun

Challenge

Achievement

Continuity

Flexibility

Leading


Perspectives and issues- Inter-State- Background- Education- Culture- AgeMIXEDEXPECTATIONS


About the Air League

  • Formed in 1934

  • Aviation-minded youngsters

  • National presence

  • Voluntary organisation

  • Uniformed, structured, cadet force style

  • Focus on civil/commercial aviation


Air League – a learning organisation

4. CODE

1.LEGACY

MORAL

LEADERSHIP

AIR LEAGUE

ADULT

LEADERSHIP

2. INTEREST

3. COMMUNITY

AVIATION

SOCIALLY

DEVELOP


DARING TO COMMIT

An organisation of Firsts!

  • 1st air-minded youth organisation (1934)

  • 1st to offer Flying Scholarships (1937)

  • 1st to admit girls (1944)

  • 1st to offer Education Diploma (1983)

  • 1st Air Activities Centre (1984)


Current environment

  • Fewer and busier adult volunteers, especially those with potential for future service

  • Changes in what children value: indoor gaming, on-line friendships, strong individualism

  • Increasing influence of parents and bad press about the place of men around children

  • Increasing bureaucracy and accreditation requirements for youth organisations


Current issues

  • Senior officers approaching retirement

  • Younger cadet membership

  • Retention of teenagers

  • Interstate differences

  • Workloads and shortage of time

  • Static membership


Growth


Adult leaders


Adult leaders

Gen Y Gen X Boomers


Cadet members


Generational challenges

  • Rank, structure and authority

  • Paper systems vs. technology

  • Leadership: tell, sell or negotiate

  • Chain of command vs. empowerment

  • Stability vs. flexibility

  • Gen X and Gen Y commitment


Age and values


Success … a balance

ACTIVITY

Amount

Complexity

Time taken

PEOPLE

Number

Capability

Motivation

LEADERS


Strategic Drift

DRIFT

Individuals

Organisation

Team

Adapted from Senge, 1990


Alignment

Individuals

Organisation

Teams

Adapted from Senge, 1990


Daring to lead, let go or take-on

  • Gamble

  • Challenge

  • Courage

  • Hazards

  • Loss

  • Harm

RISKS


Vision

Where we want to be

Values and Beliefs

How we want to behave

Aims and Objectives

What we are here for

Mission

What we want to achieve

Air League Policy

How we achieve

Success Factors (ALSFs)

What we must do well

Plans and Projects

Achievable performance

People

Activities

Leadership framework


Air League Success Factors & performance


Plans, projects – how we will achieve

Air League Success Factors

1

5

3

4

2

PLANS

A

5

2

3

4

2

3

4

B

C

D

E

F

G

4 2 5 6 6


Engagement

Reduce Admin

Growth

Leadership

Education

Community


Future Focus

PAST

FUTURE


Changing thelandscape …

  • Digitisation, on-line systems

  • First ever Chair of Council under 30

  • First MSA award to under 20 year old

  • State leadership role in SA to U25

  • New Officer Development Program

  • National Cadet Advisory Group

  • Deputies for senior role succession

  • National Qualifications in Volunteering

  • Alliances with other aviation academies

  • Business Excellence strategy


DARING TO COMMIT

Summary

  • Leadership is putting values on the line

  • Leadership is multi-dimensional

  • Change and succession are inevitable

  • Respect for past traditions

  • Focus on what is key to success


15th National Conference on Volunteering

Dare you commit:

youth leaders in a changing world?

THANK YOU – QUESTIONS

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