Leadership Academy

September 27th, 2017 by

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As you may be aware the RFU offer the Leadership Academy programme every two seasons to help identify & develop the next generation of Club, Constituent Body and Referee Society leaders.

Alongside the Rugby Development Officers we have identified a small number of people within NLD who we think will benefit from the programme but we would also like to open the invitation up to the wider rugby community throughout NLD.  We have a limited number of places available but are now inviting applications from candidates who would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity.

What is the Leadership Academy?

The RFU Leadership Academy aims to raise awareness of the importance of leadership in rugby.  It helps candidates develop their rugby expertise and confidence, while facilitating networking opportunities to allow delegates to share experiences and solutions to handle similar issues.

You can find out more about the Leadership Academy by watching the video below & clicking here.

What is the commitment?

The proposed dates are available below and there would also be an additional couple of dates that you agree with your Mentor between meetings at mutually agreeable times & locations.

15.11.17 – LA Launch – Pride Park
05.12.17 – Rugby landscape workshop – Newark RFC
14.01.18 – Leadership Day – Pride Park
07.02.18 – Risk assessment session – Venue TBC
08.04.18 – Training Day – Pride Park
23.05.18 – Celebration & review – Pride Park

What is the cost?

The whole programme is available at a subsidised rate of £100 per candidate with 50% being refunded by NLD on completion of the course.  In order to secure the funding for the course we would advise you to speak to your club to see if they would be happy to support you as they will obviously benefit from the programme too!

What happens next?

We have a limited number of places available on the Leadership Academy for 2017-18.  If you would like to be considered for nomination please apply in writing to Nicole Brown by Monday 9th October.  Please include a short rugby CV and explain why you would like to be enrolled on the Leadership Academy.

If you have any queries regarding the programme please contact Nicole or call 01636 640800.

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