Team in Focus: Scott Bumpstead – General Manager, Services
With the new year comes a slight adjustment to ACHPER Victoria's organisational structure. Hilary Shelton remains as CEO, and Greg Schneiders has shifted sideways to General Manager, Consultancy focusing on external projects and Active Schools.
Enter Scott Bumpstead who is taking the lead as General Manager, Services overseeing daily operations and managing our professional learning, events, marketing and communication teams.
Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Business Administration, Scott brings his strong background in strategic planning, leadership, project management and operations across education, sport, fitness and wellness industries, with executive experience within association management to the role.
We sat down for a smoothie with Scott recently, here's how it went:
What element of your role do you find most rewarding?
It is rewarding to be involved with an organisation which not only develops the capacity of teachers in the industry but also assists with capacity building in the broader health and physical activity education sector. It is a privilege to be part of that process and see the positive impact ACHPER Victoria has on the teachers, their students and the broader community. I believe that that the work that our members and industry does on a daily basis is critical not only the academic success of their students, but their overall health and wellbeing.
What are your goals for 2023 (professional or otherwise)
With a new strategic plan for ACHPER Victoria due to be launched, the implementation of that plan is at the forefront of my goals. The expansion of products and services throughout both physical Education and Health, coupled with embracing new opportunities that benefit our members and industry will be a priority throughout 2023.
What is one piece of advice you would be lost without?
My piece of advice is to have a plan but be flexible. Be willing to accept challenges and explore new ideas, regardless if they appear to deviate from your plan, exploring new paths and alternative approaches, not open opens your mind, but also can lead to new opportunities.
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