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The purpose of QAS4Leaders is to provide the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) with a unique leadership program to be delivered to selected athletes. The QAS wanted to create a program that would deliver noticeable change to participants in the area of leadership, targeted at those in the high performance environment.

What makes a great leader?

It may not always be the ones who are most boisterous in squads, the best player, the ones thrust into senior roles. It could be those who stand back and watch, analyse and project their influence on individuals, ‘standing up’ at the right moment.

Leadership comes in many forms and QAS4Leaders will work towards developing strong interpersonal and communication skills in participating athletes so that they can contribute positively to their sport and beyond.

Alongside this skill development, QAS4Leaders will generate a greater sense of engagement and connectivity to the QAS and its traditions of excellence. Encouraging athletes to thrive in these areas will increase their ability to mentor and lead within their own sport and across all aspects of their lives.

Successful applicants will be notified in due course, with the first of seven workshops getting underway on Wednesday 17 April, 2019.

Program overview:

QAS4Leaders will consist of seven, four hour workshops to be delivered approximately every six weeks pending training and/or competition constraints. Each session will be led by a dedicated facilitator with expert industry experience, covering:

  1. Session 1 – Leading Self (speaker, community building, leadership and influence, motivation).
  2. Session 2 – Leading Self (purpose, strengths and mindset).
  3. Session 3 – Leading and Motivating Others (keynote, presenting skills, emotional competencies, trust and influence).
  4. Session 4 – Leading and Motivating Others (integrity, brand, managing relational conflict and courageous conversations).
  5. Session 5 – Leading for the Future (transition, transferable skills, career aspirations, value proposition).
  6. Session 6 – Leading for the Future (curiosity, mentorship, networks, and essential skills).
  7. Session 7 – Bringing it all Together (presentation to KPMG staff).

Between each session participants will be given activities and further learning opportunities that will extend on the course content. This will allow participants to put what they have learnt into practice.

Extension activities will include journaling, preparing presentations, making new connections, digital reviews, book reviews, and developing networks.

Last updated
5 April 2019