August 9 to 11, 2022
LEAD LIKE A GIRL was a 3-day experience for girls ages 11-13 built around leadership, life skills and athletics.
Leadership is a skill and like any skill it can be taught. Girls 11-13 years old were eligible for this unique learning experience. Participants learned from an Olympic Coach about the importance of leadership and how to improve as a leader. They were able to witness emerging leaders in action at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and participated in fun skill training exercises. Participants learned valuable life skills and had a once in a lifetime chance to watch and engage with the Canada Summer Games.
EXPERIENCE: LEAD LIKE A GIRL
“LEAD LIKE A GIRL: Canada Summer Games Edition” was a unique program for 2022 offered by the Centre for Sport Capacity as part of its Sport Leadership Academy. This 3-day leadership development program was for girls aged 11-13 years who were involved in any level of sport. The program provides an opportunity for girls to “learn to lead” and develop valuable leadership and life skills, all within the context of sport.
EXPERTISE: CENTRE FOR SPORT CAPACITY AT BROCK
The Centre for Sport Capacity is a hub for sport management research, student experiential learning, and practical support to sport organizations in the Niagara Region, across Canada and abroad.
EDUCATORS: COACHES, EXPERTS, FACILITATORS AND MORE!
Instruction was conducted by MVP Full Circle Owner & Workshop Facilitator Margot Page. Sessions were led by globally recognized experts, athletes, and coaches. See the lineup below!
EDUCATION: FRAMEWORK FOR FUTURE LEADERS
Participants could learn key elements of leadership and how to apply these elements to themselves and to others. Sessions were surrounded the themes of ‘Leading Myself’, ‘Leading My Future Self”, and ‘Leading My Community’. All sessions were designed to help participants grow their confidence in sport and life regardless of their current leadership or sporting experience.
EVENT: DAY TO DAY ACTIVITY
Every morning was filled with interactive and immersive sessions built around sport led by our educators. After lunch, participants were guided to women’s sporting events at Brock University or at the new Canada Games Park located next to Brock. The day closed with reflections on skills and experiences of the day.
On the last day, family members were welcome to join the Closing Ceremony at 3:00 PM where a frameable certificate of completion from Brock was presented.
EXTRAS: COOL THINGS
Each participant also received a limited edition Brock- Canada Games commemorative package which included a reusable water bottle and collector pin.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
News and Media
- Newstalk 610 C.K.T.B: JULIE STEVENS, DIRECTOR, BROCK UNIVERSITY’S CENTRE FOR SPORT CAPACITY, RE: “LEAD LIKE A GIRL” PROGRAM
- Newstalk 610 C.K.T.B: LEAD LIKE A GIRL PROGRAM – BROCK UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR JULIE STEVENS
Programming and schedule subject to change with or without notice pending availability. LEAD LIKE A GIRL is open to all individuals that identify as a girl born in the calendar years of 2009, 2010, and 2011. Participants must adhere to Brock University policies at all times, including masking and cancellation policies.
We recognize that some individuals need extra support in these types of environments. We offer the option for families to make arrangements for an Independent Support Worker to attend the program with a child at their own expense. Please contact us by email (email@example.com) prior to registration to address accessibility needs.
Continuation of LEAD LIKE A GIRL
2023 LEAD LIKE A GIRL – Women in Sport Leadership Panel
Held: February 10th, 2023
The Centre for Sport Capacity, in collaboration with the Niagara IceDogs, recently organized a continuation of the LEAD LIKE A GIRL initiative. As part of this initiative, a Women in Sport Leadership speaker series was held on February 10th at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. The event featured engaging discussions, a Q&A session, a pizza dinner, and a networking social time.
The same night, the PWHPA game was underway at the Meridian Centre, and high school girls were invited to attend a panel session before the game took place. The panel discussion provided an excellent opportunity for the attendees to interact with panelists from various backgrounds in the sport industry, including marketing and events, administration, training and performance, sport medicine, and media and journalism. The session aimed to inspire girls and help them discover potential roles in the sports industry while also enabling them to establish connections that can shape their future after high school.