The ARV Industry Conference is on next week and brings together a diverse and knowledgeable group of industry leaders and decision makers from local government, aquatic, recreation and leisure facilities, product suppliers, service providers, consultancies, institutes of learning and state government departments.
For program highlights, delegate brochure and venue information visit the ARV website: www.aquaticsandrecreation.org. au
Key Note Speakers
Sophie Weldon- Building Community and Connection
Sophie Weldon is a strategic storytelling and community engagement specialist. She is an experienced public speaker, filmmaker and recognised leader and innovator in her field.
Sophie began her social action journey at 14 after she interviewed a former refugee named Adut. She believes stories have the power to connect, heal and transform us. Stories also capture an organisations purpose, align employees to this purpose, increase productivity and act as a medium for communicating values and beliefs. In short, stories help us belong.
Craig Harper- Becoming a high performer in business and in life
Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance, resilience, self-management, leadership, corporate change, communication, stress management, addiction and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian health and fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an exercise scientist, corporate speaker, consultant, University lecturer, AFL conditioning coach, radio host, TV presenter, writer and successful business owner.
In 1990 Craig established Harper’s Personal Training, which evolved into one of the most successful businesses of its kind and inhabited the Australian fitness landscape for almost a quarter of a century.
Craig can be heard weekly on various radio stations around Australia and hosts his own weekly show on Melbourne radio called ‘the Science of Sport’. For two years he was the host of Foxtel’s Living Life Now and for three years Craig filled an on-air role on Network Ten’s ‘9AM’ morning show as their resident Fitness Expert and Performance Coach. Craig currently fills an on-air role as the host of a lifestyle show called ‘Get a Life’, airing on Foxtel. As well as having written for the Herald Sun newspaper, numerous magazines and authoring five books, Craig is also the director of Health and Wellness for Dayhab; one of Australia’s leading addiction treatment facilities.
While still working with teams and individuals on a regular basis, these days Craig delivers more than one hundred corporate presentations annually.
To download the Conference program, visit the ARV website: www.aquaticsandrecreation.org.au