Our ground-breaking leadership programme and campaign aims to not only increase demographic diversity on Boards and in executive leadership positions, but also shift existing belief systems away from ‘diversity as tokenism’ to ‘diversity as essential’ for the future success of our sector
Sporting Equals has partnered with sportscotland to make Boards more ethnically diverse in Scotland.
This is a three day training programme to make you Board ready.
Recruitment opens in 2023 with the first two days taking place in February 2024 at The National Centre, Inverclyde. The third date is to be confirmed.
This programme is open to anyone who is ethnically diverse and wants to make a difference on a national or regional board.
There is no ideal candidate.
We want to see people who have experience on a committee, people who have been elite athletes, people who live and breathe grass roots sport, people with a broad professional background and people who are relatively new to sport.
The important thing is that the candidates have a passion for race equality and sport.
LeaderBoard empowers ethnically diverse people to increase their leadership and employability prospects.
Over a small space of time the cohort are trained in the skills and knowledge to influence change.
Over the space of three days, split across four months, LeaderBoard takes place at the University of Leicester. A cohort of future leaders are selected based on their past experience and future potential to influence sport & physical activity on a national scale. The expectation is that upon completion of LeaderBoard the candidates can progress to Board level roles within six months.
The syllabus covers a range of topics and skills so that upon completion the candidates are Board ready.
Day One is typically spent in lectures. In the evening a key note speech is delivered at a networking dinner attended by National Governing Bodies and sector partners. Past speakers include Olympic Gold Medalist Christine Ohuruogu MBE and race equality campaigner Azeem Rafiq amongst others.
Day Two is more seminar based learning about leadership.
Day Three is delivered a few months later, allowing time for skill development. It then focusses on how to find roles and secure them.
Zwift Youth LeaderBoard
Zwift Youth LeaderBoard was a Sporting Equals project run in 2021 and 2022 to empower young people aged 18 -25 from ethnically diverse communities to increase their leadership and employability prospects.