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The social isolation experienced by so many club members during the COVID-19 lockdowns, has bought into sharp focus the need for sporting clubs to modify how they operate and to make nurturing the mental wellbeing of their members a centrepiece of their operation. Prior to COVID, SALT was working with a lot of clubs on...
SALT response to use of inappropriate slide in presentation We would like to issue an unreserved apology for using a highly inappropriate slide at a recent presentation on gambling. The presentation included a slide we thought had been removed but which was not removed from one presenters slidedeck. It showed an image of Hitler and...
Values, standards, ethics, principles – whatever you call them – are central to building a club that is successful not just on the field, but as community centric organisation that is also trusted with helping young people grow and develop. Values drive behaviour and expectations and form the traits that allow clubs to be the...
How to be a Better Sports Club – Cultural change in community sport.  A violent off-field altercation between players from two local cricket clubs led both clubs to completely review their values and purpose. They’re still rivals on the field, but co-operate around mental health support programs. Guest: Dave Burt – founder SALT (Sport and...
By Fiona Themann It’s important that we all work to empower girls to use their strengths, their skills, their talents to reach their full potential. To encourage them to pursue their goals, follow their dreams and live happy, fulfilled lives. It’s also important that we prepare them for the challenges, and train them to look...
The healthy mind and manner of a 21st Century man Have you, like I have, been dismayed at the horrendous stories of sexual violence and assault over recent weeks coming from parliament house, Sydney schoolkids and so many other places? We all know that this behaviour is in no way a reflection of men as...
Real Estate in Victoria has been an industry that has suffered significantly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  While deemed an essential service in the first round of restrictions and able to work in a limited capacity, there was significant emotional pressure experienced by team members as they dealt with tenants who could no longer pay rent,...
For the last six months, Dave Burt, founder of SALT (Sport and Life Training) has spent hundreds of hours talking to people in virtual gatherings, finding out how they are coping and offering them the tools to help them through the significant mental challenges that this pandemic has thrown up. He has seen some common...
The last decade has delivered up significant disruption to businesses.  From the coming of Uber to challenge the monopoly of taxis to online companies intercepting and charging for sales leads, Australian businesses have had to cope with unimagined challenges to their traditional way of trading.  But the biggest disruption of all has been COVID-19.  No...
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