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PacificSport Vancouver Island presents Women in Leadership Workshops

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November 10, 2011 (Nanaimo, BC) – PacificSport Vancouver Island is teaming up with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sports and Physical Activity (CAAWS ) to present the first two workshops in their “Women and Leadership, Changing the Game” series. The goal of this series is to prepare women of all ages and walks of life to take leadership roles in sport and active living communities.

“We need more women in leadership roles within the sport and active living sectors of our communities. Women bring a different set of tools and a unique perspective to sport and physical activity. The effectiveness and strength of our abilities depend on how we learn to use these tools and perspectives. Our workshop series will teach women how to use their individual skills to become stronger leaders and to Change the Game.” Liza Taylor, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, PacificSport Vancouver Island.

Join the women of PacificSport and CAAWS facilitator, Irene Schell for an informational and interactive day on December 3 , 2011 from 9am – 4pm at the Vancouver Island University Campus. The first two workshops are:

INFLUENCING CHANGE
The ability to influence is a game-changer. During this workshop participants will learn critical steps to influence a situation or change an outcome. Discuss how to be a successful advocate. Identify factors that influence decision makers. Strategize about ways to make meaningful differences in sport and physical activity.

EFFECTIVE NETWORKING
Networking is a skill that can be practiced and perfected. Exchange ideas on the value of personal and professional networks. Identify strategies to build and maintain your network. Rehearse networking scenarios. During this workshop participants will learn to see almost any encounter as a possible networking opportunity.

Registration is in advance only and is $30 per person or take advantage of the “Bring a Friend’ special of 2 for $50. Registration includes a catered networking lunch and coffee breaks. Register on line at www.pacificsport.com/vanisle. For more information contact Catharine Edwards at 250.740.6572 or cedwards@pacificsport.com





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