Southern Cross Group Signs MoU with the Institute for Drone Technology

Southern Cross Group Signs MoU with the Institute of Drone Technology.

Southern Cross Group and The Institute for Drone Technology sign MoU to investigate the practical deployment of Drone Technology across its Security and Facility portfolios.

Southern Cross Group is proud to announce the milestone signing of a partnership agreement with “The Institute for Drone Technology”. This keystone partnership will allow Southern Cross Group to explore the practical application of drone technology across a multitude of its sites nationally.

Working with the leading providers of drone doctrine and capability in Australia, SCG believes this partnership will bring about fundamental change to the security sector, not only in terms of personal safety to staff, but to the reporting and force multiplier capacity that drone technology provides. (more…)

Sleeping Out for Change

Southern Cross Group CEO Sam Johnson - CEO Sleepout 2017

Southern Cross Group CEO Sam Johnson has once again taken part in the annual Vinnies ‘CEO Sleepout’ to help raise money and awareness for the plight of the thousands of homeless people struggling during these dark winter nights. More than just a networking event, this endeavour hopes to engender real empathy from those for whom homelessness is often so far from mind. Beginning as a local community venture in Parramatta in 2006, the Sleepout has now grown to become an annual event that raises upwards of $5,000,000 for charities dealing with this ever worsening issue.

Sharing his experience of the event Sam Johnson stated that he had the chance to meet Rabbi Dovid Slavin (founder and director of Our Big Kitchen in Bondi, Chaplain to the NSW Ambulance service, co-founder of Gift of Life Australia, and director of The Rabbinical College of Sydney & Yeshiva College) as well as Monika Tu – Director of ‘Black Diamondz Property Concierge’.

Why Leadership Management Training

Leadership and Management Skills

Responding to unanticipated challenges in today’s business world has become a key skill especially for people in leadership and management roles or for people who aspire to become one. One of the best ways to develop or strengthen leadership and management skills is to enrol in leadership and management training course, which will create a multitude of opportunities in various areas.
What are the benefits of enrolling in the course?  The course helps in strengthening your leadership and management skills and thereby help in transforming your company from good to great.  Here are few things that the course attendees will learn to become a successful leader.

The course introduces you to the essential skills and techniques that help in looking at problems from a different perspective. This adds clarity and promotes self-confidence to deal with unanticipated challenges with clarity and professionalism.

Empowering Success
Leaders are not born, they are made. The leadership and management course emphasises the point that a little extra effort and skill is all that is required to be a great leader. The course brings out the leader in you and empowers you to succeed.

Skill Development
The course introduces valuable skills that are required to lead effectively, including the often-tricky skills needed to persuade and influence people, which helps in career growth.

Southern Cross Pacific is a proud sponsor of The Long Walk 2017

The Long Walk 2017

Michael Long, prominent Indigenous figure in AFL, played for Essendon Football Club between 1989 and 2001.

Standing tall against racial abuse throughout his football career, on November 21st 2004 Michael Long walked over 650 kilometres from his home in the suburbs of Melbourne, all the way to Parliament House in Canberra to meet the then Prime Minister John Howard, to voice his concern about racial abuse in sports. He was accompanied by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous supporters on the walk to Canberra. (more…)

Southern Cross Group Supports OzHarvest Market

The OzHarvest Market is Australia’s first ever rescued food supermarket, stocked with produce that has either been donated or would otherwise go to waste, but is perfectly edible. Based on a ‘take what you need, give what you can’ philosophy, their purpose is to make rescued food available to everyone, especially those who need it most.

The Market offers a range of products from fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, tinned goods, frozen meals and drinks to toiletries and home products.

As supporters of sustainability in all forms, Southern Cross Group were delighted to support this forward thinking charitable initiative by offering pro-bono security services to the Market’s Grand Opening at Kensington.

Some of the official partners in attendance at the event included the Mayor of Randwick and various supporters and board members. Southern Cross Group would like to wish OzHarvest continued success in all their endeavors.

Find out more about the OzHarvest Market and make your donation here:

Human Resource Leadership Forum Canberra

Blair Comley PSM and Michael Robinson - Human Resource Leadership Forum Canberra

Last Friday, Southern Cross Group’s National Training & Development Manager Michael Robinson took a trip to Canberra to attend a leader’s forum for HR presented by the Australian Human Resources Institute. The event sought to address the challenges faced by Human Resource Managers and how to provide regular feedback to staff as well as discussing the relevance of performance reviews in a dynamic working environment and an ever evolving world. Some 100 different HR Managers from throughout Australia attended to hear insights given by Blair Conley, PSM Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and Michael was lucky enough to get some one-on-one mentoring.

Southern Cross Group believes in the importance of Industry functions for both networking and awareness and look forward to attending further events such as this.

ACT Awards Night

Southern Cross Group ACT Team

On the 21st of April, Southern Cross Group celebrated the achievements of some of our outstanding ACT based personnel with awards being presented to Kimi Wright from Westfield Woden for exceptional customer service, and Chad Maihi for providing outstanding leadership to his team at Westfield Belconnen. We are very proud of the ongoing contribution of our ACT staff and a great time was had by all with the evening culminating in dance-off competition which ended in a nil-all draw. Southern Cross Group would like to thank all of our team members who attended and made it such a memorable occasion. Keep up the good work!

Combined Chamber Breakfast

Southern Cross Group' National Training and Development Manager at Combined Chamber Breakfast

While attending the NSW Chamber Breakfast & Workshop for Campbelltown and Narellan Chapters, our National Training and Development Manager Michael Robinson happened to bump into David Foster. For those unaware, David Foster has held the title of ‘World Champion Wood Chopper’ for the past 21 years, and is attempting to extend his winning streak another year.

Southern Cross Training recognizes your need to improve. Just like David Foster, we know what it takes to be number 1 and can help you get there.

Find out about Southern Cross Training Courses here or get in touch by calling 1300 557 434.

CEO Sleepout 2017

CEO Sleepout 2017

Each year, the St Vincent de Paul Society’s CEO Sleepout raises millions of dollars to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable people.

Sam Johnson CEO Southern Cross Group, committed to the cause of homeless and abandoned children and youth, voluntarily participated in CEO sleepout -2016, and raised funds for emergency assistance. The generous act of Sam Johnson CEO, stemmed out of social conscience, attracted hundreds of people to come forward and share their mite and paved pathways to a bright future of thousands of homeless kids. This year too, Southern Cross Group has decided to participate in the CEO sleepout-2017 to raise awareness on the minuscule yet significant section of the abandoned children and raise funds for the same.

Mr Sam Johnson, Southern Cross Group’s CEO, will be participating in the CEO Sleepout for the second time, experiencing the realities of homelessness in an effort to express solidarity with less privileged children and raise funds for their holistic development.

You can support Sam Johnson and donate to the CEO Sleepout’s noble cause here.