Special Fundraising Event: No matter what, just keep moving forward (8 November)

Special Fundraising Event: No matter what, just keep moving forward (8 November)

The SIOPA Board and Advisory Group invite you to a special event. In August this year, our friend and IO Psychology colleague Michael Roberts was involved in a kite surfing accident that left him permanently paralysed. Proceeds from this event will be donated to support Michael and his family with his recovery, and their transition.

We hope you will join us in person or virtually to bring together our community or a worthwhile cause. Our guest speaker originates from Queensland, and we feel his topic will resonate with IO Psychologists and leaders at all levels.

What’s it all about?

In March 2022 Daniel Cooper completed a 26-day semi-supported race across the frozen Alaskan wilderness to finish a 3-year journey and become the first Australian to successfully finish the Iditarod Trail Invitational 1,000-mile race on foot. Known as the world’s longest and toughest winter race, this 1,600km journey through the sub-arctic wilderness crosses mountain ranges, hundreds of kilometres of vast tundra, along frozen rivers, and sea ice in temperatures as low as -50, before finishing under the famous Burled Arch in the village of Nome.

Join Daniel as he brings you along on this amazing journey through this remarkable wilderness to explore the physical and mental challenges, obstacles, and the accomplishment of joining a small group of people who have earnt the right to stand under the Burled Arch.

Date and Location

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Level 11, 2 Mill Street Perth, WA 6000

Register to attend the event in Perth here.

If you are unable to attend the event in Perth in person, or prefer to attend online please purchase your ticket through the ONLINE VERSION HERE

About the Speaker:

Daniel Cooper

Daniel is a Human performance specialist who draws from 22 years of service in the Military and Special Operations, academic study and post-Doctoral research and personal pursuits in conquering the world’s toughest extreme endurance events across the planets most unforgiving environments.

Through understanding the human factors of performance from this unique intersection of experience and knowledge, he now focuses on developing evidence-based practices for optimal performance in high-pressure, high-consequence environments. Daniel consults organisations across industries with a particular focus on elite sporting teams and Police and first responders.


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