Posted on 22/02/2021 in Rhythmic
Fiona Fyfe has been training gymnastics club members for the Scottish Gymnastics Leadership Award which has been adapted for online delivery through the pandemic. She shares her thoughts on the accredited course and helping others develop their skills outside of the gym.
I was delighted to be leading the first of many online sessions for the Scottish Gymnastics Leadership Award. This award is accredited through Sports Leaders and is part of the wider leadership pathway available through Scottish Gymnastics.
The course was designed and brought together in 2019 ready for club roll out and access in early 2020, however due to global circumstances, Scottish Gymnastics transitioned most of the course to online learning over the last 12 months.
The course content is designed to be accessible and relevant for many club members such as gymnasts, coaches, committee, and volunteers from age 12 years and up. The four learning outcomes allow participants to explore areas such as understanding their self and others, communication, feedback, planning and review, and finally, leadership into practice.
Having the opportunity to share the content with a broad range of ages, experiences and backgrounds has been very enjoyable so far. Knowing and appreciating the value of this learning opportunity for our gymnastics community makes delivering the course even more rewarding.
This unique and creative self-development journey can really enhance the learners’ growth and development as well as supporting those around them within the club environment. Completion of the course will better equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and tools they can put in place to further club activity and sustainability in a supportive, constructive, and progressive manner.
I particularly enjoy delivering the tasks and reflections sections of the course. Observing learners discover their personality styles, strengths and areas for development is such a powerful moment to witness and be a part of. I have seen individuals grow in confidence and gain a better understanding of themselves in their journey so far and begin to focus on a clear and realistic direction moving forwards.
Self-awareness and professional development have been a growing interest and focus for me over the years and I'm so pleased to share my own learning journey with so many others. It is a real privilege to be tutoring the content of this course and I am thankful to be in a position that allows me to support others on their leadership pathway.
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