Shoalhaven Professional
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LAUNCH - 28 November.  
2018 spba young professional mentor program


Join us in launching this successful personal and professional mentor program for young professionals in the Shoalhaven - discover what makes this personal and professional development program SO successful for both mentorees and mentors.


Tuesday 28 November 2017

Bendigo Bank Nowra Branch
98 Kinghorne Street, Nowra



Proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Shoalhaven City Council and Southern Phone and proudly supported by UOW Shoalhaven Campus.


This successful mentor program matches young professionals with mentors - young professionals may be new to the job, to the region or looking for a mentor to work with for their career.  Young can be either in age or young in the direction you want to go into (eg employee moving into a partnership role).


Combines one on one mentoring with group professional development sessions.


To register your interest in attending please contact us


2018 Leadership Compass

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.


Applications NOW open.


An Executive Leadership Program - where you set the direction.

For:  Business Owners  |   Business Managers   |    Team Leaders

A Leadership program delivered locally in the Shoalhaven that includes:

  • group - peer mentoring
  • examples of practical implementation of successful management practices
  • Industry exclusivity within the Leadership Compass
  • Professional Development Hours.
  • You work on your own challenge, project and/or business 


Here's what the 2017 Executive Leadership Compass Graduates are saying:

"Excellent learning experience – real and accessible, relatable, understandable. You don’t get this type of learning via books/lectures etc."

"Loved the interaction – learned a lot from other businesses."

"It was great how you empower staff to want to buy in to the culture."

"The delivery of the Diploma was engaging and helped bring otherwise dry modules to life.  The chance to learn from and question industry experts was invaluable."

"spba Leadership Compass program provides an environment conducive to learning with the experience and expertise of industry leaders and business professionals."

"This course has been a great source of resources both with literature and Guest Leaders.  After learning modules in the course it was good to be able to learn and relate directly to the business and pick the brains of local business Leaders."

"Love it. I want more contract stuff.  Thanks for adding this component – so important to know this stuff."

To register your interest in attending please contact us


February Networking Breakfast

  • Network with other Professional business owners in the Shoalhaven
  • Guest Speaker:   Watch this space
  • Topic:  A great topic.
  • Member Cameo:  Watch this space
  • Enjoy a hot breakfast
  • Open to spba members and guests

Diary details are:

Thursday 15 February 2018
7.00am - 8.30am
Location - yet to be advised.
Members - Free of charge
Non members - $25 (please see below)

Financial spba members are free of charge to all breakfasts and receive priority seating placement.  Seating is limited to 50 places.

Other professional people in the Shoalhaven are welcome to attend one complimentary breakfast.  Thank you to Shoalhaven City Council, Economic Development, for sponsorship of this business growth event.

Registration is essential as meals are catered for.
To register contact us


Interested in spba membership?

spba welcomes new members and would be delighted to meet with you.  You can discover more about the objectives of the Shoalhaven Professional Business Association and a membership application form by clicking here.   Please contact us to talk more.


What's coming up?

Mentor Program

2017 Young Professional Mentor Program.

This highly successful program is now fully subscribed.




If your business is interested in being part of a dynamic and connected professional industry business group, contact us to request a membership form.

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Talk to Committee Members

If you are interested in talking and meeting with a Committee member about the spba network and membership; professional life in the Shoalhaven; relocating your business to the Shoalhaven; jobs for professionals in the Shoalhaven; career paths or more.

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