Leadership Academy

Posted on 16/09/2016 in

Leadership Academy

The programme is designed to focus on the individual – developing the skills and behaviours needed to become an effective club leader. Delegates will get the opportunity to learn from inspirational leaders from the world of sport and business, this learning will then be translated and applied to the context of gymnastics clubs in Scotland. Part of the learning will be through shared experiences discussing issues that are current and relevant based on club examples.  There will also be an emphasis on self-reflection, action learning and continuing development to ensure the learning will be sustainable and carry on well beyond the life of the programme. Our vision is: A strong Scottish Gymnastics, inspiring & nurturing emerging talent.

Overall learning outcomes

  • Increase confidence and competence in a range of leadership behaviours.

  • Develop commitment to self-sustained learning.

  • Foster networking between leaders in gymnastics clubs in Scotland.

  • Improve leadership capability

  • Recognise the differences between technical skills and competencies – the behaviours

  • Recognise own strengths and areas to develop in leadership behaviours

  • Explore personal development opportunities

The programme encourages and supports club leaders to take ownership of, and responsibility for, their own learning. It consists of five core elements all of which are essential for the critical learning and development that will take place during the 12 months.

•        Workshops and Inspiring Leaders events

•        Mentoring

•        Personal Development Plans

•        Networking Support Groups

•        Further learning


Session 1 – Managing Self – with external input from Isla McCrone

Session 2 – Leading Others – with external input from Guy Richardson

Session 3 – Creativity & Innovation – with external input from Malcolm Cannon

Session 4 – Providing Direction – with external input from Michael Cavanagh



9am to 5pm


Session 1: 20th & 21st September 2016 – Stirling Court Hotel

Session 2: 6th December 2016 – Caledonia House, Edinburgh

Session 3: 21st March 2017 – Caledonia House, Edinburgh

Session 4: 13th June 2017 – Caledonia House, Edinburgh

If you would like to see the full brochure about the Academy or to make an enquiry about our next intake then please email development@scottishgymnastics.org


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