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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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15 th national conference on volunteering

15th National Conference on Volunteering

Dare you commit:

youth leaders in a changing world?

Tom Short

session outcomes
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
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 age mixed expectations
Perspectives and issues- Inter-State- Background- Education- Culture- AgeMIXEDEXPECTATIONS
about the air league
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
Air League – a learning organisation

4. CODE

1.LEGACY

MORAL

LEADERSHIP

AIR LEAGUE

ADULT

LEADERSHIP

2. INTEREST

3. COMMUNITY

AVIATION

SOCIALLY

DEVELOP

slide8

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
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
slide10

Current issues

  • Senior officers approaching retirement
  • Younger cadet membership
  • Retention of teenagers
  • Interstate differences
  • Workloads and shortage of time
  • Static membership
adult leaders1
Adult leaders

Gen Y Gen X Boomers

slide15

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
slide17

Success … a balance

ACTIVITY

Amount

Complexity

Time taken

PEOPLE

Number

Capability

Motivation

LEADERS

slide18

Strategic Drift

DRIFT

Individuals

Organisation

Team

Adapted from Senge, 1990

slide19

Alignment

Individuals

Organisation

Teams

Adapted from Senge, 1990

daring to lead let go or take on
Daring to lead, let go or take-on
  • Gamble
  • Challenge
  • Courage
  • Hazards
  • Loss
  • Harm

RISKS

leadership framework

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
slide23

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

slide24

Engagement

Reduce Admin

Growth

Leadership

Education

Community

future focus
Future Focus

PAST

FUTURE

changing the landscape
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
slide27

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
15 th national conference on volunteering1

15th National Conference on Volunteering

Dare you commit:

youth leaders in a changing world?

THANK YOU – QUESTIONS

training@airleague.com.au