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Change Our Game Women in Governance Program

The Change Our Game Women in Governance Program provides formal training and development opportunities to women who are looking to strengthen their understanding of governance processes.

The Program is suitable for women who have either recently joined a board or are looking to take on a board position within the sport and active recreation sector at regional, state or national level.

The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR) has partnered with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to deliver the Program. The renowned Foundations of Directorship™ (Sport) course is a three-day program providing a comprehensive overview of the main components of directorship, including governance, strategy, risk and finance. The course will also include case studies specific to the sport and active recreation sector.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible for the Program, applicants must fulfil the eligibility criteria below:

    • identify as a woman
    • be aged 18 years or over
    • live in Victoria

    Applicants must also fulfil one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • To be eligible for Stream 1, you must be a current board member of a Relevant Entity.
    • To be eligible for Stream 2 you must be:
      • identified by a Relevant Entity as a future board candidate, OR
      • have demonstrable interest to take on a board position with a Relevant Entity.
  • Relevant Entity

    A Relevant Entity for the purpose of this Program is an organisation or association recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria, including:

    • State Sporting Associations
    • State Sport and Active Recreation Bodies
    • Regional Sports Assemblies
    • Regional Academies of Sport

    A list of recognised organisations or associations can be found on the Sport and Recreation Victoria website.

    In addition, a Relevant Entity for the purpose of this Program includes:

    • any professional-level sporting clubs associated with a sport that is administered by an organisation or association recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria
    • National Sporting Organisations, as recognised by Sport Australia

    A list of National Sporting Organisations can be found on the Sport Australia website.

  • Funding range of grant

    This is a non-grant program. Successful applicants will receive a spot in the renowned Foundations of Directorship™ course, delivered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors in partnership with the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.

  • Open dates

    Applications will open on Monday 11 October  and will close at 5pm AEDT, Monday 8 November.

  • Apply

    Visit the Change Our Game website to submit an application

  • Program area and assistance

    Read more about Sport and Recreation Victoria.

    For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries:

    • Phone: 1800 325 206 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones)

    or

    Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm except public holidays.

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Last updated on 11/10/2021