2018 Netball NSW Future Leaders Forum

Following the inaugural 2017 Netball NSW Future Leaders Forum, Netball NSW have reviewed the program and made changes for 2018, building on the success and to ensure longevity for years proceeding. The 2018 Future Leaders Forum will offer participants a leadership masterclass for aspiring leaders within our netball community.


Based on her book ‘Confident Communications for Leaders” and over 30 years’ experience in the sporting industry as an athlete, coach, referee, sport administrator and board members at the grassroots and elite levels, Carol Fox will lead the Forum in 2018.


She will cover topics including:
• Understanding communication styles and how to adapt your own style when required
• Rapport building strategies for improved collaboration and performance
• How to recognise stress reactions in your team members, athletes, co-workers and self-respond appropriately so that there is a fast resolution – especially when engaging with the community
• The benefits of email communication and where it can all go wrong (and how to fix it)
• The power of words on influencing others and communicating your message
• A mindset of excellence
• Engaging and influencing your audience – from the sporting arena to boardrooms to community forums


DATE: Sunday 4th November 2018
TIME: 10am – 4pm
COST: FREE to successful applicants (Please note however this does not include travel and/or accommodation which will be a cost to the individual)
NOMINATION FORM: 2018-Netball-NSW-Future-Leaders-Conference-Application-Form


Netball NSW invites our Affiliated Associations to nominate their key members to be a part of this exclusive opportunity. To nominate, please fill out the above form and provide it back to Lauren Woods, General Manager at lwoods@netballnsw.com by 10am Monday 15 October 2018. Successful nominations being notified on Wednesday 17th October 2018.


Due to the new format, participant numbers are limited to 20 participants to ensure all attendees gain maximum benefit.


The forum provides a unique opportunity for those in the netball community who share common goals and a passion to be confident leaders. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this inaugural event and fill in your application now


Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Masterclass Facilitator
Author – Confident Communication for Leaders.

For nearly three decades, Carol has worked with thousands of people in her roles as an Executive Coach, University Lecturer, Conference Speaker and Facilitator in the Personal & Professional Development Industry collaborating with all levels of Sport, Government, Not for Profit and Corporate Clients teaching concepts from her book – “Confident Communication for Leaders”.

Since 2015 Carol has been President of Women Sport Australia the peak advocacy body for women in sport to have equality for wages, leadership positions, media time and access to sporting facilities.

Carol has a rich sporting background including national level representation. She has succeeded in three sports, numerous coaching roles as well as board and committee positons. Carol’s career includes roles as sports executive officer and a university lecturer with VU in the Human Movement and Sport Administration Degrees.

A pioneer for women in sport, Carol was Victoria’s first female Surf Lifesaving Professional Lifeguard and raced in board, ski, swim and ironman events with the men because there were no events for women at that stage.

Her master’s thesis: “Women’s Perceived Barriers to Elite Coaching Positions in Australian Sport” positively influenced the Australian Sports Commission in the 1990’s when determining policies for women in sport.

Her latest achievement is being named as a featured Baton Bearer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay.

www.carolfox.com.au / @carolfoxco / @carolfox.confidentcommunication / @carolfoxconfidentwomen