Team Unification at Southern Alpine Resort Management Board


Operating within the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Southern Alpine Resort Management Board is the committee of management for Lake Mountain Alpine Resort and Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort is located on the south west face of the Baw Baw Plateau, two and a half hours’ drive east of the Melbourne. Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is located approximately 120km northeast of Melbourne, is the closest alpine resort to Melbourne. 

Southern Alpine Resort Management Board chose the Applied Management Colloquium to unite siloed business units, operating over multiple Victorian locations, as one connected and cohesive leadership team.

Gail Conman and John Fascio CEO and GM, Southern Alpine Resort Management Board, Victorian State Government, share their reflections on the impact of the Applied Management Colloquium.

Shared vision

Team unity

Collective achievement




  • The strengthening of unity and cohesion within the group
  • Deeper trust which translated to the team’s willingness to engage in interpersonal feedback
  • Alignment of collective goals related to values base behaviour and a constructive culture with the council

The Tamworth Regional Council executive team benefited from their GPS Colloquium through:

The program met my expectations


I content is relevant to me personally


"If you have any doubt that your team does not see itself holistically as one team, if it is siloed and focuses on its own particular area sometimes to the detriment of other areas, then the Colloquium is the way to go"

Gail Conman

Chief Executive Officer

Southern Alpine Resort Management Board engaged GPS Learning to deliver the Colloquium to its senior executive team and fifteen managers. The success of the program has seen GPS Learning continue to work with the team every year since 2018

The content is relevant to my job


The program is stimulating and engaging


I would recommend the Applied Management Colloquium


The transformational shifts at an operational and strategic level have been inspiring to watch and be apart of.

Kerry Wilson

Deputy Chair & Board Member at Southern Alpine Resort Management Board

Svetla Petkova

Board Member at Southern Alpine Resort Management Board

The Colloquium encourages leaders to see things differently and challenge themselves. It offers amazing potential to move to whole other level.

Kellie Wolle

Program Manager

This program was embraced by the team to create a cohesive work environment and the impact of it is still very visible.