Women in Coaching
Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprentice Program
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.
The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.
- August 6-21, 2021
- Please click for a list of participating sports
- Contact your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (P/TSO) and ask them if they support the application.
- PSO must attach the complete the Letter of Support
- Fill out the online Expression of Interest form, and attach the P/TSO Letter of Support
- Please contact Mike Hudson [email protected] or call 902-222-9316
CAAWS Women in Leadership Program
In Nova Scotia we are committed to increasing the number of female coaches and leaders in the sport and recreation sector at all levels. To that end, we can offer free Women in Leadership Modules developed by the Canadian Association for the Advancement in Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
CAAWS’s Women and Leadership Program consists of a series of six professional development sessions that blend theory with practical applications, and provide an opportunity for women working or volunteering in the sport or physical activity sector to share experiences, reflect on ideas and apply specific techniques. These workshops are highly relevant for today’s young professionals and experienced leaders. The sessions also allow for networking opportunities among participants.
CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops are also eligible for NCCP PD Points
In the workplace, effective communication is the foundation for better job performance and relationship building. After this workshop participants will be more strategic and efficient in their communication.
- Consider the importance of your personal brand
- Learn about four distinct communication styles, and identify your preferred style
- Discuss electronic communication and social media etiquette, and how to avoid common pitfalls
Conflict, in its many forms, is an inevitable part of our personal and professional lives. This workshop will ensure participants can understand and resolve conflict professionally.
- Consider sources of conflict and the cost of leaving conflict unresolved
- Consider five styles for dealing with conflict, identify your preferred style, and discuss situations when each style should be employed
- Review tips for effective conflict management
Whether influencing change in your organization, across the sport and physical activity system, or more broadly in society, this workshop will provide participants with theory and practical tools for success.
- Identify elements of effective change movements
- Review tips for being heard and improving your listening skills
- Discuss approaches on how to influence others
For many women, balancing the demands of work, family, friends, and personal time is a challenge. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to explore a variety of strategies to add more balance to their lives.
- Examine your priorities and what “balance” means to you
- Explore key dimensions that can help or hinder life balance
- Learn strategies and collect tips to help you experience balance
Strong networking skills can be a valuable tool, both personally and professionally. From building organizational partnerships to knowing about upcoming events, building your network is a long-term investment with great payoffs.
- Explore the value of networking
- Discuss in-person and online networks
- Identify strategies to build and maintain your network
Leading with Confidence
This workshop is designed to uplift the skills of the next generation of Canadian sport leaders – university and college aged young women involved in sport and physical activity (e.g. varsity athletes, kinesiology or sport management students).
During this interactive two-hour workshop, participants will explore the experiences of female leaders, reflect on the value of sport and physical activity in their leadership journey, and consider how they can further develop their skills to be strong leaders now and in the future.
- Examine the equity gap in Canada’s sport leadership
- Focus on confidence as an essential leadership skill
- Discuss how to communicate with confidence
To host a free workshop in your community please contact;
Central Janessa Macpherson [email protected]
South Shore Nicole Kenney [email protected]
Valley Anna Sherwood [email protected]
Cape Breton Larry Maxwell [email protected]
Highland Rae Gunn [email protected]
Fundy Vanessa Robertson [email protected]
Or contact Mike Hudson at [email protected]