Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that they will be delivering a bespoke Women in Sport Leadership Course to the clubs in the County in early 2022, the first time this highly rated national course is being rolled out DLR.
This leadership programme has already proved to be hugely successful with over 190 female participants spanning over 40 sporting bodies. Participants have included club members, athletes, coaches, volunteers, board members and support personnel from a variety of backgrounds within lubs and National Governing Bodies.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are delighted to be in a position to offer this course to 15 female volunteers involved in the various roles at club level.
This 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. They also hold volunteer board positions as Vice President of Paralympics Ireland and Honorary General Secretary Olympic Federation Ireland respectively bringing their extensive sporting leadership experience to the programme.
The aim of the DLR Women In Sport Leadership Programme is to provide training, guidance, and expertise to support women to thrive in leadership positions in sport. It will give women across the County the opportunity to learn additional skills, increase their confidence and build networks across sports.
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 now pursue a position of leadership. The cost per participant for the full programme is just €30 due to funding secured through Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The course is designed to be an enjoyable experience for participants to learn in a relaxed supportive environment and build a network into the future. It is a practical interactive course delivered over zoom and in person with participants expected to fully engage during the sessions and in various breakout groups as part of their learning experience.
There will be some group and individual exercises during the programme and the size of the class is limited in size to ensure everyone has the opportunity to fully engage and reach their full potential. The interactive practical classes allow each participant to work and focus on their own development, while also learning from other women and hearing about their experiences of leadership. On successful completion of the course each participant we receive a Certificate in Women in Sport Leadership from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership.
Topics will include:
• Leadership• Values• Networking and Collaboration• Challenging Situations and Resilience• Conflict• Crisis Management • Communications and Developing Your Personal Brand• Influence and Change • Research and Governance.
Participants will also receive a one-on-one coaching session and support in producing their own Personal Development Plan. Modules will also include inputs from external speakers at national and local level relating their own personal leadership experiences.
The DLR Women In Sport Leadership Programme will be delivered across 20 hours which will be mix of online sessions on Tuesdays evenings (18th & 25th January and 1st, 8th & 15th February) and a final session in person (5th March) in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.
How to Nominate:
All clubs or sporting groups based in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown can nominate one person who they feel is the most appropriate for the course and can benefit most from the content and supports. This nomination must come through the club Chairperson. 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. The Nomination Form can be downloaded here WIS Leadership Programme 2022 Nominations Form
Places on the course are limited to 15 and all nominations received by the closing date will be reviewed based on the content of this Nomination Form by the Board of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership to select the successful nominees for 2022.