Geoff Barbaro GAICD CMgr FIML
National Industry Engagement Manager, Skills Impact
Geoff is an experienced leader, strategist, communicator and educator who has worked across multiple industries, including education, health, hospitality, community organisations, peak professional bodies, government and law. He has led major stakeholder engagements and consultations and has almost 20 years' experience in post school education at Universities. He is a Chartered Manager (Fellow) of the Chartered Managers Institute, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders and a Member of the International Association of Business Communicators. He holds degrees in eLearning, Communications Management and Law.
Industry Advocacy in Parks and Leisure and Emerging Trends
The use of open spaces, parks and green life is a critical part of society, the economy and the well-being of the community. Access to open spaces and parks has never been more crucial than now in a time of ever increasing urban density with the benefits of access to parks and green spaces undeniable. Also critical to the industry is the continued attraction and retention of new members into viable, innovative and exciting career options in parks and leisure. This is achieved through nationally recognised training in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Skills Impact are the designated organisation whom advocate to the federal government on behalf of your industry to ensure a future competent workforce.