2013 Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer Management

The Australasian Retreat for

Advanced Volunteer Management 2013

 “Thank you everyone for reinforcing my belief in myself and my role as a Volunteer Manager” (past delegate)

It’s back!

The life changing event for Leaders of Volunteers, the Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer management is bigger and better than ever!

The Retreat is the leading annual educational and professional development opportunity for volunteer program managers who feel they are past the ‘basics’ of their profession and are seeking new challenges. A world first, the Retreat is valued by hundreds of Managers of Volunteers who say it was the most significant learning experience of their career.

2013 marks the seventh time the Retreat has been held after previous events in Canberra (2005), Brisbane (2006), Hobart (2007), Gold Coast (2009), Adelaide (2010) and Wellington (2011). This year we return to Australia and look forward to hosting the Retreat in conjunction with the Centre for Volunteering and the NSW School of Volunteer Management.

The 2013 Retreat will be held at the Novotel Brighton Beach in Sydney from March 20 – 22, and will feature a faculty featuring Retreat Founders Andy Fryar and Martin J Cowling, joined by international guest faculty member Sue Jones (UK) and international guest presenter Tony Goodrow (Canada).

The Retreat is limited to just 52 participants. The booking process requires all applicants to apply for a spot – so be early! All applications are vetted by an independent committee which is provided by the Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers (AAMoV). Thanks to AAMoV for their support of the Retreat.

A Retreat outline (which will evolve) can be found HERE. The final Retreat program will be posted mid November

The online application can be found and completed at

The theme for the 2013 Retreat will be “Leading Impact- How Volunteer Managers Build Success”.

Fees to attend the 2013 Retreat are;

  • Retreat + single room accommodation = $1299
  • Retreat + twin share room = $1099choose your own room mate or ask for a same gender match

Retreat 2013 fees are inclusive of  two nights accommodation, all meals, workshops, activities and dinners. Extras such as parking, phone calls, personal effects, alcohol and transport to and from the Retreat are at the participant’s own expense.


“It was the boost I needed to put ideas and information into action – never a  dull moment. Upbeat and challenges to our current way of thinking. Overall very engaging to mix with dynamic and diverse professionals” (past delegate)

For all enquiries please contact Andy Fryar on 0413 515 851 or via email at andy@ozvpm.com or Martin Cowling (martin@pfts.com.au)