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Regional Update 19 th September 2009. Project Vanguard what is Project Vanguard and why is it happening what’s the approach where are we at now next steps.

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1 Regional Update 19 th September 2009

2 Project Vanguard what is Project Vanguard and why is it happening what’s the approach where are we at now next steps some high level initial survey analysis communications and engagement

3 The sports environment is changing (Stephen Neal - www.changeleader.co.nz ) Crisis of purpose and leadership o NZ has changed but perspectives and attitudes of the 1960s are still strong o sport is in many cases “ungovernable” in any practical sense – trapped within its traditions, structures and parochial attitudes Consequences for sport o inconsistent delivery at a local level o major revenue has been captured by private entrepreneurs o dependency on the taxpayer and gaming trusts o limited capability to support and grow grassroots The goal of change o to create sustainable change – i.e. an organisation able to adjust more readily to its changing environment on an on-going basis o change is not just about structure although structure is an important enabler

4 What is Vanguard? approved motion at the 2008 AGM – “That the board appoint a sub-committee consisting of 3 board members and 3 nominated regional representatives to review the current regional structure and make recommendations to the board as to how this could be optimised.” sub-committee has been established – –Board Allan Barrett, Mark Berge, Ron Clarke, Murray Coulter –Regions Humphrey Pullon, Selwyn Screen, Suzanne Speer –SPARC John Page –Executive Mike Byrne the sub-committee has named the initiative Project Vanguard and Martyn Newman-Hall has been appointed as part-time project manager

5 Why Vanguard? In the tough financial environment of 2009, with increasing service delivery expectations, declining volunteer availability, and increasing cost and contention for pool space, is there a better way to be organised that maximises the effective use of our resources? The intention of Vanguard is to understand the issues and to make recommendations as to how they may be solved or mitigated – and then implement agreed recommendations.

6 Why Vanguard? Potential benefits – improving delivery of swimming services to swimmers, coaches and clubs through better co-ordination and communication increasing opportunities for swimmers through improved access to resources and competitions maximising the benefits delivered from the financial resources available capitalising on local linkages and identity wherever possible maximising local funding opportunities creating an aligned and integrated approach to service delivery across all regions reducing administrative overheads and associated costs through a consistency of approach and removal of duplication reducing the pressure on volunteer administrators

7 What’s the approach? information gathering phase o clearly understand the current position and the motivation for considering changes o identify what challenges and issues exist across the organisation o confirm what’s working well and why that’s the case options phase o prioritise the identified issues o create options to remove or mitigate the highest priority ones o agree which initiatives to actually proceed with implementation phase o create an implementation plan o execute the implementation plan review phase o confirm that the changes that have been made have delivered the expected benefits o agree any further initiatives to be implemented

8 Phase 1 NOV DEC Club and region surveys OCT AUG SEP Club and region face-to-face meetings Meetings with and feedback from other stakeholders Analyse surveys Identify issues and successes 2010 Phase 2 Options where we are today Stakeholder engagement and communication

9 Tentative meeting schedule? w/c12-Oct19-Oct26-Oct02-Nov 23-Nov30-Nov07-Dec Mon Blenheim Masterton TaurangaWhangarei TueWellingtonNelsonInvercargillWanganui HamiltonPaihia? WedPalmerstonGreymouthDunedinNew Plymouth Coromandel? Thu Timaru NapierManukau Fri QueenstownChristchurch GisborneAucklandRegions

10 Club response by region Overall, 101 of 179 clubs submitted a response – 56%

11 Members in responding clubs Overall, 65% of members are covered by the response but only 265 of those 12,629 are swimmers over 18

12 Membership profile

13 Changing club membership profile 20.5% increase in members at responding clubs over the last 3 years 10,382 to 12,629 Current swimming members %age of clubs that have… Mis-match with annual report numbers probably due to non-registration of LTS swimmers

14 Top 3 club identified issues Weighted average of top 3 issues identified by the clubs

15 Top 3 region identified issues Weighted average of top 3 issues identified by the regions

16 Regional view of clubs and SNZ

17 Club view of regions and SNZ

18 Documents supporting the clubs

19 Constitutions Common regional constitution Common club constitution Regional viewClub view

20 Club financial information How is your club managing to meet the demands of your members? Cost of getting accounts audited? GST reg’d? Incorp society? Accounts audited?

21 Communications & engagement regular emails and website updates group and individual meetings additional feedback loops what else would you like?

22 Questions? Thank you Martyn Newman-Hall martyn@swimmingnz.org.nz 027-240-8199


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