Leading for Renewal

We are delighted to be a key partner to Sport England as part of their Leading for Renewal Programme.

With our proven track record in supporting NGBs, sport and physical activity organisations and the leisure industry, we are uniquely placed to support the sector to further drive forward its inclusion goals and aspirations through this transformative programme.

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Open only to Sport England funded NGBs, Active Partnerships and other Partners, the programme is divided into three separate programme tiers that target different segments of the workforce within your organisation:

Eligible organisations can choose to participate in as many or as few tiers as they wish.  The different tiers of support complement and build on each other forming a solid foundation for embedding inclusivity into your activity with a vision of making inclusion an everyday reality.

Applications for the first intake are now closed. There will be a further intake for Sport England funded organisations in Spring 2022.  If you are interested in registering your interest for this, please get in touch.

Click here to find out more about Inclusive Employers’ offer to sport, physical activity and leisure organisations.

Inclusive Leaders

Delivered by Inclusive Employers, a select group of 25 CEOs (or equivalent) will receive a one-year support package to help them better understand what inclusion means for them and their organisation, and help them shape their future strategy.

The programme will be delivered through 3 (half day) events over 12 months.  Participants will have access to guidance, resources and toolkits; and tailored advice through their Inclusive Employers account manager; three Inclusion surgery webinars and; attendance at a final event where they will share their experience and impact from their participation with the cohort of CEO peers joining in year two.

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • be comfortable and confident in articulating the inclusive vision of their organisation
  • be authentically driving equality, diversity and inclusion in their organisation and influencing inclusion across sport and physical activity
  • understand their impact upon inclusive culture and be role models for inclusion
  • actively challenge inequalities that exist within the system and empower change

Who Is this for?

This Inclusive Leaders offer is for CEOs (or equivalent) NGBs, Active Partnerships and funded partners who are genuinely committed to being part of transformational sector change by making inclusion an everyday reality.

How can I apply for the Leading for Renewal programmes?

Applications for the first intake are now closed. There will be a further intake for Sport England funded organisations in Spring 2022.  If you are interested in registering your interest for this, please get in touch.

Inclusion Enablers

Inclusive Employers will work with the Senior Leadership Team of 10 organisations to embed equality, diversity and inclusion and inclusive leadership into their work, their team and their organisation’s strategy and everyday operations.

This one-year programme will commence with a one-day event (virtual).  Participants will have access to guidance, resources and toolkits; tailored advice through their Inclusive Employers account manager; three Inclusion surgery webinars and; attendance at a final event where they will share their experience and impact from their participation with the cohort of SLT peers joining in year two.

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • be clear on what inclusion is
  • be able to wire-in inclusion to their strategic objectives so it is core activity rather than initiative focused
  • be ensuring inclusive policies are in place and further developing inclusive practice
  • understand how they can measure and report on inclusion impact/ diversity dividend
  • be driving accountability on inclusion and be role models for inclusion

Who Is this for?

This offer is for Senior Leadership Teams (SLTs) from NGBs, Active Partnerships and Funded Partners who are genuinely committed to being part of transformational sector change by making inclusion an everyday reality. We are looking for organisations who are ready to weave inclusion into their strategic direction, to lead the way and have the capacity and commitment to embed inclusive thinking.

How can I apply for the Leading for Renewal programmes?

Applications for the first intake are now closed. There will be a further intake for Sport England funded organisations in Spring 2022.  If you are interested in registering your interest for this, please get in touch.

Inclusion Influencers Online Learning Series

Inclusive Employers will deliver a series of online inclusion workshops for up to 400 members of the professional workforce which will guide people through the process of embedding inclusion within their work deliverables, approaches and organisational culture.

We have capacity for 40 organisations to be able to nominate up to 10 staff members each to be part of this programme.

Inclusion Influencers is a one-year programme that will be delivered through monthly online learning sessions, tailored for the sport and physical activity sector. These sessions will equip colleagues with greater understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Prior to the delivery of the online sessions, a project activation meeting with the participants from each organisation will be held to assess the organisation’s level of inclusion maturity. The participants will then be grouped so they can receive a tailored offer based on need.

Inclusive Employers will host quarterly virtual events to support participating organisations to evaluate their progress, identify any emerging needs and share learning. Participants will receive advice through their Inclusive Employers account manager and access to resources, guidance and toolkits.

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • be clear on what inclusion is
  • understand the opportunity of inclusion and be role models for inclusion in their organisation and across sport and physical activity
  • be embedding inclusion into everyday activities/ projects/ programmes
  • be looking for opportunities to address the wider societal issues of exclusion through sport and physical activity
  • be influencing more inclusive practices throughout their organisation and across sport and physical activity

How can I apply for the Leading for Renewal programmes?

Applications for the first intake are now closed. There will be a further intake for Sport England funded organisations in Spring 2022.  If you are interested in registering your interest for this, please get in touch.

Click here to find out more about our Inclusive Sport offer at Inclusive Employers.