To have a sporting chance at being one of four Victorian clubs to win, clubs must register via the competition web page found on the Good Sports website, and tell them in 50 words or less, “How does your sporting club make summer great?”. Additionally, clubs need to answer, “What would your club spend it on if you won?”.
The Good Sports program is designed to help clubs enjoy their sport by providing club leaders with the support they need to create the best experience for members and guests. The benefits of becoming a good sports club include making your club safer and appealing, being a leader in your community, enhanced funding opportunities, staying ahead of the game and plenty of support.
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.
The Wodonga and Towong Shire Women in Sport Leadership Program is underway!
Wodonga Towong Learn Support Lead Program 2018/2019 Mentoring Workshop at Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House
On Wednesday 25th July at the Learn Support Lead Welcome Night we had Wodonga Councillor Kat Bennett going through where we are at within the Wodonga community and how local government, and organisations like Sport North East are helping clubs to become more female friendly through targeted programs and facility upgrades.
After the official welcome, our first workshop was an introduction to mentoring – a key dynamic in our program. The session was led by Trish Curtis from Intalink Consulting, and covered a range of topics including goal planning and the Mentoring Agreement. The individual goals identified by the mentors and mentee form the basis of learning for the coming sessions.