Leaders' Edge Lunch: Surviving the Extremes - Lessons in Leadership with Tim Jarvis

Wed 22 Nov 2017
12.15pm to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 12.00pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units

Location

Adelaide Convention Centre
Panorama Suite
North Terrace
Adelaide SA
MAP

Cost

Single Members: A$100.00 Non-members: A$120.00

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Environmental Scientist and author

Tim is an environmental scientist, author and adventurer with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss and uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions and sustainability work to promote progressive thinking in these areas. Tim is founder and leader of 25zero, a climate-change awareness-raising project that focuses on the world’s rapidly melting equatorial glaciers, and Global Ambassador for WWF-Australia. Tim was named Australian Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year 2013 and Conservationist of the Year 2016, the only person ever to receive both awards.

Tim has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions, including to the South Pole, the Arctic and across the Great Victoria Desert. He has authentically retraced the 1913 polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson as well as Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 “double” - sailing a replica James Caird boat 1500kms across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island to South Georgia, and traversing South Georgia’s mountainous interior - using the same rudimentary equipment, technology and rations as Mawson and Shackleton had 100 years before.

After over two decades of polar travel and work as an environmental scientist, Tim is a well-known public speaker, applying the lessons he has learned throughout his expeditions to talk about leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, change management and goal setting for both organisations and individuals.

Unique insights into the parallels that exist between polar exploration and achieving at the highest level in the corporate world.

Tim Jarvis, polar explorer and environmental scientist led a team that authentically retraced the 1913 polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson as well as Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 “double”, using the same rudimentary equipment, technology and rations as Mawson and Shackleton had 100 years before. Tim's love of exploring some of the world's most inhospitable and remote places combined with his passion for telling stories about his adventures in the polar regions ignites the excitement of discovery in his listeners, and leaves them inspired to take on challenges in their own lives.

At our Leaders’ Edge Lunch, Tim applies the lessons he has learned from over two decades of polar expeditions, as well as his work as an environmental scientist, to talk about leadership, resilience, teamwork and motivation in an organisational and board context. Tim provides gripping, first-hand accounts of the challenges he has faced in achieving the impossible and offers unique insights into the very real parallels that exist between his expeditions and achieving at the highest level in the corporate world.

Special Offer for Members

Purchase Tim Jarvis’ Shackleton’s EPIC at an AICD discounted member rate.

Limited availability; please email us on saevents@aicd.com.au for your copy now.

Sponsor

University of South Australia

Contact details

Katherine Masters
Events Coordinator
E. saevents@aicd.com.au
T. 08 8236 2808