Women in Sport Leadership Course
Date: Thursday 4th November to Thursday 16th December 2021
Time: Seven part course taking place every Thursday 7-8.30pm, online via zoom
Cost: €40 per participant
Following on from the Women in Sport webinar, SSRP are delighted to bring a bespoke Women in Sport Leadership Course to the clubs of Sligo, the first time this highly rated national course is being rolled out at County level.
This 7 week 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 140 participants spanning over 30 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 practical 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, coaches 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
“For many years we have invested in creating opportunities for women to participate in different sports and we are now delighted to focus on the area of leadership and we encourage all clubs to get involved in supporting more women to step into leadership roles.”
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 diversity of sports representation (major/minority) and geographical spread.
Application deadline is 20th October at 12pm.
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 including opportunities for breakout rooms. A relaxed and supportive environment is fostered throughout to enhance the learning experiences for all.
A network of women in sport leaders in Sligo will be established to maintain this support long after the course has been concluded.