Women in Sport Leadership Course
Date: Wednesday 1st February to Sunday 5th March 2023
Time: Six part course taking place every Wednesday 7.00pm-8.30pm
1st February 7.00-8.30pm (in person, venue tbc)
8th February 7.00-8.30pm (online)
15th February 7.00-8.30pm (online)
22nd February 7.00-8.30pm (online)
1st March 7.00-8.30pm (online)
*Sunday 5th March 11.00am-3.00pm (in person, venue tbc)
Cost: €40 per participant
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are delighted to announce that they will be delivering another bespoke national award winning Women in Sport Leadership Course to clubs in County Sligo in February 2023. This is the second time this highly rated, award winning, national course is being rolled out here.
This 6 part course is designed and delivered by experienced consultants Lisa Clancy and Sarah O’Shea, who have themselves worked at the highest levels in Irish sport and also hold volunteer Board positions as Vice President of Paralympics Ireland and Honorary General Secretary Olympic Federation Ireland respectively. They bring their extensive experience to the programme.
This leadership programme has proved to be hugely successful with over 270 participants spanning over 52 sporting bodies. SSRP is delighted to be in a position to offer this course to female volunteers involved in various roles at club level.
The aim of the programme is to provide training, guidance, and expertise to support women to thrive in leadership positions in sport. It will give women across Sligo the opportunity to learn additional skills, increase their confidence and build networks across sports.
The interactive blended classes allow each participant to work and focus on their own development, while also learning from others and hearing about their experiences of leadership. Topics will include effective communication, values, networking and collaboration, crisis management and influence and change.
The programme is specifically designed for female leaders over the age of 18 years old working or volunteering within sport (committee members, officials, volunteers etc.) but it is also suitable for females that are involved in sport and want to pursue a position of leadership.
Sports Co-ordinator Deirdre Lavin stated
We are delighted to announce that once again we are facilitating the highly rated Women in Sport Leadership Course in February with the aim of continuing to support women across the County to develop into leadership roles in sport. It has been fantastic to see how many participants from the pilot course have gained confidence and progressed into taking up leadership positions in their clubs and I encourage women involved in sporting organisations to consider this opportunity which will be of great benefit to them personally and to their club.
Those interested should be a female, already in a volunteer role in your club or recognised as having the potential to take on a leadership role in the near future. Places on the course are limited to 16 and all nominations received by the closing date will be reviewed based on the content of this Nomination Form by the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership to select the successful nominees for 2023. We encourage applicants to register their expression of interest as soon as possible. It is also important that nominees can attend on the course dates listed above.
Places will be offered via application process and as the course is heavily subsidised through Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Volunteer Support Programme, we are able to offer it at €40 per participant. Selection criteria will take into consideration current involvement in your club/activity, diversity of sports representation (major/minority) and geographical spread. Priority will be given to applicants involved with County Sligo Clubs.
Application deadline is Tuesday 24th January at 1pm.
Register your expression of interest at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/course-women-in-sport-leadership-
Additional Course Information
Course content includes modules on:
- Leadership and values
- Networking and collaboration
- Handling challenging situations and developing resilience
- Crisis management
- Influencing in leadership
- Communications and developing your personal brand
- Governance in sport
- Change management
Further, all participants will receive a one-on-one coaching session with a course tutor and support in producing their own Personal Development Plan. Guest speakers will also provide insight into their own leadership experiences.
The course will take the format of interactive sessions, online and in person, including opportunities for breakout groups. A relaxed and supportive environment is fostered throughout to enhance the learning experiences for all.
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