Women's Leadership Programme
Women's Leadership Programme graduates set to impact sport and recreation sector
CLM Community Sport General Manager Bernie Tovio was one of 23 diverse women leaders to have successfully completed the inaugural Aktive Women’s Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) this week.
The 18-month programme was celebrated on Tuesday 5 April at the National Hockey Centre in Auckland with a graduation ceremony.
Alongside CLM Community Sport, 2021 WLDP participants hail from a diverse range of organisations including Paralympics New Zealand, Auckland Cricket, Netball Northern Zone, Auckland Hockey, Bruce Pulman Park and Auckland Council.
The participants presented on the group projects they have been working on, with their programme mentors, current line managers and wider sector leaders in attendance.
Bernie Tovio, General Manager – Community Sport, says the Kaupapa provided a great platform to meet and network with other females from across the Sport Sector;
“To share stories of our individual mahi and collaborate on key projects was a clear highlight for me. I’m excited to see the journey these amazing wahine embark on as a result of the connections and friendships formed, and look forward to implementing the learnings out South”
Jennah Wootten, Chief Executive, Aktive says the participants have embraced the challenging opportunity which aimed to grow capability and support the women with their future aspirations at both governance and management levels of the sector.
“It is fantastic to see the graduating group of wāhine toa come through the Women’s Leadership Development Programme with amplified skillsets to support their future aspirations,” says Ms Wootten.
“The sport and recreation sector in Auckland is stronger for this group’s involvement in the Programme, and we know these women will continue to make a positive difference in the sector and be role models for other women and girls in sport.”
Applications for Aktive’s next Women’s Leadership Development Programme open 6 April 2022, with a fantastic new opportunity for women outside of Auckland to join the second cohort thanks to the support of Sport New Zealand.
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