PADI Business Academy – Dates for 2013

PADI Retailers and Resorts around the world have the opportunity to power up at PADI Business Academies again in 2013. Through six hands-on workshops, the PADI Business Academy curriculum delivers proven tactics and techniques you can immediately implement in your business. During the two-day PADI Business Academy, you’ll receive targeted, contemporary business training custom-tailored to your specific needs that will help increase your bottom line. More than 450 PADI Retailers and Resorts attended the programs in 2012 that included information, tools and workshops on how to improve websites, Social Media Strategies, customer relationship management, Sales Training, Pricing Strategies and PADI eLearning® Strategies. Six two-day Business Academy programs are scheduled for 2013 and space is strictly limited.

Below are the dates and locations for the PADI Business Academies in Asia Pacific.

The full brochure and registration forms are available on the PADI Pros’ Site.

BA 2013

Please note that dates and venues are subject to change.

For further assistance contact your PADI Regional Manager or PADI Customer Service Team.

Project AWARE Foundation: Program and Outreach Coordinator

Want to be part of a team driving ocean protection? A position is available with Project AWARE Foundation for a Program and Outreach Coordinator based in Sydney. Deadline for applications 15th Feb 2013.

Project AWARE

Project AWARE Foundation
Program and Outreach Coordinator 

Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization.

The Program and Outreach Coordinator maintains and develops Project AWARE’s marine conservation programs and engages the dive community in strategic conservation actions while supporting future program development.

Maintains AWARE’s Marine Conservation Programs by:

  • Managing AWARE’s conservation databases and data collection activities.
  • Evaluating, reporting, analyzing and using data collected to achieve program goals.
  • Developing resources that help drive involvement in AWARE’s marine conservation activities.
  • Assisting the development and implementation of programs and monitoring and reporting on progress.
  • Reviewing, editing and commenting on reports, communications and policies.
  • Tracking, analysing and recommending action on conservation issues.
  • Participating in various conferences, public and government meetings, as required.
  • Assisting in other areas of AWARE activity, such as fundraising and communications, as required.

Engages the Dive Community in AWARE Conservation Activities by:

  • Building and growing AWARE’s base of support within the dive community.
  • Building and cultivating relationships with local AWARE leaders.
  • Increasing engagement in regional actions and activities through targeted campaigns.
  • Effectively utilize AWARE’s website and social media to highlight the efforts of the dive community.
  • Identifying opportunities to maximise outreach and community support for existing and future programs.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of online and offline campaign tools, training, actions, etc.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Marine Biology/Marine Resource Management/Political Science or similar.
  • At least 2 years experience in the conservation field and/or marine campaigns, education or outreach
  • PADI Instructor preferred and/or dive industry experience.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Strong commitment to serve the mission and goals of Project AWARE.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and coordinate several projects with globally distributed virtual teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influential and presentation skills.
  • Ability to represent the organisation to all levels of the community.
  • Political sensitivity with ability to remain diplomatic within all interactions, internal and external.
  • Understanding of environmental legislation and policy.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Strong computer skills: Working knowledge of MS Office, familiarity with databases, internet and intranets.
  • Team player with a global perspective.
  • Dedication to customer service and satisfaction.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • English fluency required and any additional Asia Pacific regional languages preferred.

We offer a challenging and rewarding career, competitive salary and an excellent work environment.

To apply:

Please send your CV to:
Alison Vasek
Manager, Human Resources
PADI Asia Pacific

Email: alison.vasek@padi.com.au
Visit: projectaware.org

Applications closing date:   Friday, 15th February 2013

Outstanding Service 15 years and counting….

PADI CDC All 4 Diving http://www.all4diving.com/ have just received the PADI Outstanding Service Member Award of 15 years. The award was presented by PADI Regional Manager Tony Andrews to proud owner Claude Crissey, PADI Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace christophepace@hotmail.com  and General Manager Philippe philippe@all4diving.com.

Outstanding Member service Award of 15 years
Outstanding Member service Award of 15 years

Throughout 2012 All 4 Diving have been branching out even further, Early last year the diving community of Phuket saw the launch of there new day trip boat, along with the launch of there new retail store located in the Patong area of the islands.

This year will hope to see this long serving member, continue to strive forward and set new goals, in recreational and professional training.

for more information on this dive centre, the please visit http://www.padi.com/scuba/locate-a-padi-dive-shop/default.aspx and search for All 4 Diving CDC.

Great work once again, congratulations from PADI Asia Pacific.

Project AWARE: Extinction is NOT an Option, CITES Leaders Must Vote Yes

This article is courtesy of Project AWARE.

PADI Asia Pacific and Project AWARE staff urge CITES Leaders to Vote YES
PADI Asia Pacific and Project AWARE staff urge CITES Leaders to Vote YES

We’re just weeks away from CITES: March 2013! Project AWARE is working hard to get support from CITES authorities and governments worldwide to vote YES to protect shark and ray species on the brink.  Here’s 3 actions you can take to spread the word: Extinction is NOT an Option:

  1.  Add the #CITES4Sharks twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture
  2. You now have a direct line to the CITES leaders critical to the vote. Take 2 minutes to send a letter now. It could make all the difference to shark and ray species on the brink. You can also encourage your divers and customers to send a letter by adding the link to your enewsletter or social media sites.
  3. Download Extinction is NOT an Option  sign, grab your friends and take a pic. Share your picture on Project AWARE’s Facebook page. Project AWARE will highlight your photos over the coming weeks and share them with CITES leaders in March.

Thank you for all your support – stay in touch with the latest actions www.projectaware.org/CITES