Event, Inclusion, Professional Development, Research

Congratulations Amy Coshan and Melissa Laird. La Trobe University Scholarship Recipients


10 November, 2015

On November 9, 2015, at the La Trobe University Sport In Regional Australia Conference, the Victorian Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, and Veterans, the Hon. John Eren MP presented Amy Coshan from Hockey Victoria with her Scholarship to La Trobe University.  Another scholarship recipient, Melissa Laird,  from Surf Life Saving Victoria was unfortunately unable to attend the conference. Amy has come through Vicsport's State Government supported Personal Development for Inclusion Professionals (PDIP) program and Melissa Laird has completed the Personal Development and Mentoring Program (PDMP).  After successfully finishing their respective courses they both became eligible to apply for post graduate scholarships at La Trobe University which they were successful in attaining. sirac The Professional Development and Mentoring Program (PDMP) was funded by the Sport and Recreation Victoria and delivered to women in within State Sporting Associations.  The program has continued each year since and is open to women employed in middle management positions within SSAs, with the aim of up skilling future high level managers and CEOs. The program covers a range of topics aimed at improving fundamental sports management and leadership skills.  Upon completion of the course, each participant is matched with a suitable mentor, sourced through Leadership Victoria, within the business or sport sector to assist in their ongoing professional development. Following the sustained success of the Professional Development and Mentoring Program a similar program aimed at those working in inclusive sport was developed. The Professional Development for Inclusion Professionals (PDIP) program.  The program's focus is on the delivery of inclusion programs within the sport and recreation sectors.  Sessions were delivered by industry professionals from within the sport, government and business sectors.  Like that of the PDMP, each participant is be matched with a suitable mentor within the sport and volunteer sectors. Congratulations Amy and Melissa, we wish you all the best for your studies and hope you are able to make the most of this amazing opportunity. Vicsport will be running new, revamped development programs in 2016 that will be bigger and better.  To get involved, sign up to Sportsview e-news now and be the first to know when we release information.

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