I am so proud to be coordinating and shaping our brand-new leadership programme: Becoming an Inclusive Leader.
At Sport Wales, we’ve invested in leadership programmes for our partners for many years to help people be the best they can be and to bring out the best in others.
But, this year, we have decided to do things differently. The focus of this programme will be on inclusive leadership.
We did of course consider that inclusive leadership skills be just part of a wider programme but, in the end, decided that a shift in thinking and understanding around equality, diversity and inclusion could be a gamechanger in Welsh sport. So let’s go for it.
It won’t be a walk in the park for the 15 candidates. Drawn from partners such as National Governing Bodies, Local Authorities and wider national partners, candidates will be challenged around:
- How do they view equality, diversity and inclusion?
- How have they behaved previously to others?
- Have they made decisions with a conscious or an unconscious bias? Would they make a different decision now?
The process is likely to be demanding and it will require candidates to be completely honest with themselves but in a space that is safe. Led by AKD Solutions, we’ll be bringing in experts for in-depth discussions.