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 ALDE SubCommittees

Ever wondered what happens on an ALDE subcommittee? A lot of our initiatives, direction and activities are undertaken by the fantastic volunteers who make up the various subcommittees. They meet regularly and workshop and co-ordinate a lot of the ‘behind the scenes’ of our organisation.


ALDE has 14 subcommittees and they cover a range of different areas of interest in relation to the running of ALDE, as well as the advocacy we take part in on behalf of the wider land development industry.

 

The subcommittees fall under various categories:

Strategic – assist with the operations and directions of ALDE as an organisation.

Technical – assists with the advocacy with different authorities and stakeholders.

Regional – offer a region specific approach to local issues.

 

ALDE-Committee-Listing-and-Structure

The goal of each subcommittee is to create communication lines within each area to allow fast and effective feedback to and from the Executive Committee, to resolve any issues as needed. All subcommittees are advisory only and can only act as directed by the Executive Committee. Sub-committees are required to meet at least 4 times per year. 

An Executive Committee Member is required to be included in each of these subcommittees. 

The full list of ALDE Subcommittees are:

  • Safety & Environment Committee
  • Training Committee
  • Media & Communications Committee
  • Telecommunications & Gas Committee
  • Electrical Committee
  • Local Government Committee
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Governance Committee (Closed to Executive board)
  • Membership Committee (Closed to Executive board)
  • Future Directions Committee
  • Young Engineers in Land Development (Yeild)

The Regional Subcommittees are:

  • Geelong Committee
  • Gippsland Committee
  • Shepparton Committee (proposed)

An ALDE representative is also invited to participate in a number of relevant external industry groups as part of our relationships with particular organisations.

 

ALDE will be launching a Female Observership Program in 2022 which will give women an opportunity to observe the Executive Board up close. This initiative has been taken as since ALDE was formed in 1994, there has only been a single female member nominate and serve on the board. This will enable the board to have a greater field of vision in terms of engaging with our members who may not feel that they are not represented on the board. 

  

The intent of the position/s are to:  

  • Contribute to the development of future female leaders; and 
  • Use the position as a training opportunity for females with potential to move into subcommittee roles and/ or the Exec board 

 

The Observership begins with the first board meeting of 2022 and finishes with the last. 

  • As part of the application, Observer/s agree to the Program’s confidentiality terms. 
  • During the Observership year, ALDE will facilitate Observer/s attending all board and any relevant subcommittee meetings as non-voting members so they can both contribute and learn about fundamental principles and functions of the board, the role of board members, the decision-making process and governance priorities. 
  • Board minutes will note that Observer/s are present in the capacity as Observer/s and not as Directors.
  • The point of contact for the Observer/s is the Executive Officer Karen Leoncelli, any questions about serving as an Observer/s on the board, including details for board meetings, board expectations of their Observer/s,behaviourand board culture. 

 

Benefits of the Female Observership Program 

  • Actively developing the next generation of leaders for the land development industry;
  • Inject a fresh perspective into the ALDE boardroom;
  • Involvement in strategic projects to deliver benefits to ALDE;
  • Observer can contribute to areas relating to their skill set through subcommittee involvement;
  • Strengthen the ALDE board renewal strategy 

 

For further information, requirements and to apply, please refer to ALDE Female Observership Program Flyer

 

The Female Observer/s are appointed through an expression of interest process that includes an interview.  

Observer/s will need to notify their employer of their participation in the Program to ensure their support when  

attending ALDE board meetings. 

 

This process is managed by the Executive Officer and a member of the Governance Committee. Female first year graduates are also eligible to apply for the position (subject to attendance at a previous ALDE event). They can serve a single term of one year. ALDE board meetings are typically held last Tuesday of the month (12 in total), observer/s will need to make themselves available to attend these meetings. 

 Applications close Friday 10th of December 2021.

 New ALDE Mentoring Program Overview 

A selection of the ALDE Executive Board’s senior professionals will act as mentors for early career professionals seeking to get exposure to liaising with authorities in framing and reviewing policy. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden industry networks, attend selected board meetings, participate/ coordinate industry events as well as learn new skills and gain the knowledge required to progress as tomorrow’s leaders. 

 

The purpose of this is to cultivate the board members of tomorrow and provide the board with a fresh perspective and actively mentor the next generation of leaders.  

 

Mentoring Program Objectives 

Providing early career professionals opportunities to engage with experienced/ senior industry professionals, empowerment and building of confidence, through exposure to the wider land development industry. More specifically, the objectives are: 

  • Experience the benefits of getting involved with your Industry, 
  • Create connections in the industry, build relationships and networks, 
  • Develop leadership skills, and build confidence in your capabilities, skills and knowledge, 
  • Identify and plan to achieve your career goals, 
  • Promote connections between senior leaders in the industry and early career professionals, and 
  • Engage early professionals in peer-oriented development environments. 

NB: Places are limited to so don’t hesitate in submitting your application! 

For further information or to apply for the ALDE Mentor Program view the enrolment flyer 

 Applications close Friday 10th of December 2021. 

(Image used under license from Freestock.com)

 

For the first time, ALDE will recognize engineering excellence in land development engineering with the inaugural ALDE Awards for excellence—it is the industry’s opportunity to recognise Engineering Excellence within land development engineering, amongst businesses and individuals. We have engaged the services of a production company with host Gavin Wood to bring this event in an engaging virtual format.

The ALDE Awards have been created with the purpose of:

  • Promoting the Land Development Industry
  • Promoting Consultant excellence
  • Promoting project and industry attributes and successes
  • Sharing knowledge, innovation & best practice
  • Providing networking opportunities

Businesses within the land development industry can see tangible benefits in:

  • Increased brand awareness and positioning in the industry
  • Positioning brand and products in the industry
  • Assisting with customer acquisition and retention
  • Providing opportunities for networking

 

The winners for 2021 are:

 

FUTURE LEADER 

Winner: ANGELA DURSTON-RYAN  (Spiire)

High Commendation: HARRISON SPURLING (Spiire)

 

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION  

Winner: GROUND SCIENCE

High Commendation: SMEC

 

CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR 

Winner: SPIIRE

High Commendation: BEVERIDGE WILLIAMS

 

SUB-CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR 

Winner: TONKIN & TAYLOR

High Commendation: BLUE FROG

 

CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR 

Winner: BILDURBAN

 

Watch the livestream of the Awards Ceremony here 

 

For more details on the criteria refer to https://www.alde.com.au/awards/alde-excellence-awards/

The judges that assessed the entries were:

  • Maurice Stabb
  • Stephen Webb
  • John Chambers

Members are invited to close the year off as part of our annual Christmas Dinner.

Please note the new event date  – Wednesday 15 December 2021 @ 6.00 -10.00 pm at The Event Centre, Collins Street., Melbourne.


Please note this is a members only event and tickets are limited.

Sustaining Members will have specific ticket allocations (1 for Bronze level, 2 for Silver level, 3 for Gold level, 5 for Platinum level.) General Members and additional tickets $180 per person incl GST (subject to availability)

Individual members (employees of member companies are encouraged to contact their local ALDE representative before purchasing tickets.

RSVP by 08 December 2021 here

Enquiries & further information contact Karen

 

EVENT DETAILS

ALDE Christmas Dinner

When: 15 December 2021, 6.00 -10.00pm

Where: The Event Centre, Collins Street., Melbourne.

ALDE held our annual member’s Christmas Dinner this week. A great night was had by all at The Events Centre in the city. This year Steve Webb of City West Water received the ALDE Recognition Award from our President Rodney Jackson. The award acknowledges excellence in the advancement of our Land Development Industry and we thank Steve for his outstanding contribution.

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