Women & Leadership Workshop Series
> For the women who are or would like to be in leadership roles with sport.
This is a great opportunity to learn and network with other women in sport from various backgrounds and locations.
These 90-minute interactive virtual workshops are open to women who are currently or planning to be working or volunteering in the sport or physical activity sector. It includes, and is not limited to, athletes, coaches, teachers, managers, board members, instructors, referees, and event organizers.
The purpose of these workshops are:
1. To shift attitudes, and build knowledge and competence within women for leadership in sport and physical activity.
2. To provide women with an opportunity to build a network that supports them to successfully access opportunities to lead.
3. To enable organizations to better support and advance women in their system.
Session #1 - Friday Sept 23rd from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm : Effective Communication
Session #2 - Friday October 21st from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Conflict Management
Session #3 - Friday November 18th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Influencing Change
Cost: $10 per session or $25 for all 3 sessions
Lea Wiens, CWS Facilitator
What to expect at each workshop:
Session #1 - Effective Communication
Just as it takes years to hone your skills as an athlete, so too does it take time and practice to develop effective communication skills. In this workshop we will focus on: Communication Habits and Body Language.
1. Communication Styles Model.
2. How to be heard.
3. The Courageous Conversation steps and application.
Session #2 - Conflict Management
Conflict, in its many forms, is an inevitable part of our personal and professional lives. This workshop will ensure participants understand and resolve conflict in a professional manner.
1. Consider sources of conflict and the cost of leaving conflict unresolved.
2. Consider 5 styles for dealing with conflict, identify your preferred style, and discussions when each style should be employed.
3. Review tips for effective conflict management.
Session #3 - Influencing Change
Having more women at the decision-making tables & in leadership roles is a game changer. There are just too few women in positions of power. If we look at coaching, women are under-represented in coaching positions across the country. The higher you
move up the athlete development pathway, the less women you find coaching. The same can be said of other leadership positions in sport. Topics include:
1. Discuss 6 habits that limit women’s influence
2. The Value of speaking up
3. Tips for being an effective communicator and good listener