“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin.
Change is always confronting but essential to move forward. When an organisation is going through major changes it can be incredibly unsettling for the employees.
PBF Australia was asked to present at a staff conference for Intech Credit Union on Monday 01 August at the Harbour View Hotel in North Sydney. Darron Shields, PBF Injury Prevention Manager, shared his personal story focusing on managing change in your life. Moving forward from being able bodied to paraplegia is one of the most challenging changes a human can experience. Darron shared his skill set, resilience and a passion for sport that has been maintained throughout his journey.
Intech Credit Union joined PBF Australia as Corporate Members in May 2015. As PBF Corporate Members they are contributing to helping people living with spinal cord injuries. PBF remains determined to reduce the human and financial cost to the community incurred by preventable traumatic spinal cord injuries. Whilst most charities fund their activities through fundraising, PBF Australia uses a social enterprise model and raises revenue through membership subscription fees and our Injury Prevention Programs. Corporate Members such as Intech Credit Union are buying a social outcome in addition to providing benefits to their employees.
The origins of Intech Credit Union go back more than 50 years when employees of what is now Telstra and later employees of IBM set up credit unions to provide better banking to their fellow employees. Intech offers remarkably competitive rates and is the fastest growing banking group in Australia.
As a not-for-profit organisation it is our Corporate Members that help PBF achieve our mission of reducing the impact and incidence of spinal cord injury in Australia. Click on the links to find out more about becoming a PBF Corporate Member or booking a PBF Injury Prevention Program.