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Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) - University of Chichester (UK)

Dear Madam/ Sir,

We are pleased to inform that IOC Olympic Solidarity is continuing its collaboration with the University of Chichester (UK), offering NOCs the opportunity to nominate candidates for scholarship to participate in the Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA).The residential training programme will take place in Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester (UK) from Sunday 8 to Friday 13 September 2024

This week-long residential program consists of several activities such as workshops, personal development plans, reflection groups and peer-support sessions. The goal is to develop tomorrow's leaders of sport with the aim of preparing and supporting them to step up and be part of an increased cohort of female leaders in sport.

The Olympic Values Training programme from Olympic Solidarity will offer a limited number of scholarships for the programme covering tuition fees. On a case-by-case basis, some scholars may also benefit from an additional grant aimed at helping to offset expenses for air tickets. Priority will be given to the NOCs deemed to have the greatest needs.

We are seeking applications from women who are:

  • Currently in middle management, or recently appointed senior managers or Board members, of sport or sport-for-change organisations
  • Responsible for key areas such as managing staff (or likely to be doing so soon) or heading up a specific department, area or project for their organisation
  • Passionate and driven to pursue their own professional development
  • Committed to influencing change in an organisation or sector of work
  • Identified as future leaders by their organisation
  • Committed to making a difference to as well as enhancing opportunities for women and girls in and through sport
  • Competent in written and spoken English (min IELTS 6.5). Please note that no translation service will be provided.

If you are interested, please nominate a suitable FEMALE candidate and send her updated CV, copy of the latest passport and copies of all necessary degrees/ diplomas /documents latest by 19 February, 2024.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Best regards,

Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Secretary General
Pakistan Olympic Association