It’s time to get “on board” and make sure your organisation is best placed to meet the Victorian Government’s 40 per cent women on boards quota – deadline 1 July, 2019.
Is your organisation at Quota?
With just 4 months to go, it’s important to understand the steps you must undertake to ensure your organisation meets quota. Sport and Recreation Victoria will apply the quota to organisations that receive funding through the Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation program (state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and state sport and recreation bodies). VicHealth will also apply the quota to national and elite sporting organisations, with any new funding agreements made before July 1, including a requirement that organisations commit to achieving to 40% quota.
There are a range of resources available via Vicsport, and you can contact us here at Sport North East on 03 5721 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for support and information.
Sport North East’s Project Coordinator, Felicity Munro was lucky enough to recently be awarded a Women in Leadership Scholarship as part of the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Scholarship Program.
Felicity leads Sport North East’s Learn Support Lead: activating women in leadership program, currently taking place in Wodonga and the Towong Shire. The scholarship will help Felicity understand the current local context for women in leadership roles, which will enhance the development of the Learn Support Lead program.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to network and develop a support circle,” she said. “The potential for ongoing one-to-one mentoring is really exciting.”
Felicity is no stranger to the responsibilities, rewards and challenges of leadership. As well as running her own business, she has been the president of the Tatong Football Netball Club and the founding president of the Samaria Suns Masters Football Club. Felicity has also recently joined the AFL Vic Country Masters Board.
Felicity will be attending a women in leadership forum and masterclass in Wodonga and Melbourne. Thank you to the Victorian Government for their support of women in leadership and Sport North East.
We were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.
The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs. The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result. The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.
Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday. The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool. Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different. It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!
Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.
The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.