Applications are now open for our 2019/20 Leaderboard Academy.

The LeaderBoard Academy is designed to provide Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) professionals and athletes with the skills they need to influence and promote equality and diversity (particularly race equality) in the boardrooms of sports organisations. The aim is to increase BAME participation in sport at all levels. Presently there are only 4% BAME board members, out of a UK population of 14%. The Academy is focused on getting talented people onto boards, people who have empathy and understanding of race equality issues, and the ability to communicate and share that at board level. 
We have designed the Academy to create a pool of talent that is 'board ready' and prepared to step into positions across sport (both in paid and voluntary roles).  Following completion of the Academy module days, Sporting Equals will help support the 'graduates' through mentoring, shadowing, and network opportunities as well as match Academy 'graduates' to governance roles within sport.
Module course dates for the second LeaderBoard Academy will commence in Autumn 2019. Dates are being confirmed and will be circulated to successful applicants. 
The cost of attending the three-day Academy has been heavily subsidised to just £250 per attendee (payable by yourself, your employer or other agency, to signal commitment to the Academy and its aims of equality and diversity). However, generous bursaries are also available (please refer to the Bursary section in the Application Form).
We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to help change the face of British sport. If you are interested in enrolling on the 2019/2020 LeaderBoard Academy, please email your completed application form to info@sportingequals.org.uk by 1st September 2019. 
We will confirm whether your application has been successful for the 2019/2020 LeaderBoard Academy by 15th September 2019. Applicants who are not enrolled onto the 2019/2020 Academy may be added to the waiting list for the next LeaderBoard Academy. 
For a full informaiton pack please email admin@sportingequals.org.uk or call 0121 777 1375 for more details.

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