$65 – $200

2019 Women in Sport Conference

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Red Deer College

100 College Boulevard

Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5


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April 12 - 14th , 2019, in partnership with Hockey Alberta, the Alberta Soccer Development of Women in Soccer Committee (DWSC) is excited to host the fifth annual Women in Sport Conference. This year's conference will feature a one and a half day program in Red Deer, Alberta at Red Deer College.

The 2019 conference will offer unique leadership, coaching, and referee professional development and panel sessions designed specifically to empower and inspire female leaders.

We are excited to welcome Saturday keynote speakers, Karla Karch and Carmelina Moscato.

On Sunday, we welcome Kristen Hagg to start the second morning of the conference off with an insipiring breakfast keynote.

Through the knowledge and experience our keynote presenters and the incredible facilitators we have lined up will share at the conference, you will have an opportunity to gain valuable skills and insight that will empower you on the field, from the sidelines, at the boardroom table and in your personal life.

The conference program includes:

  • Friday night social (Informal)

  • Saturday morning Keynote, Karla Karch

  • Saturday afternoon Keynote, Carmelina Moscato

  • Sunday morning Keynote, Kristen Hagg

  • Saturday Breakout Sessions Including :

  1. Physical Empowerment - Facilitator - Debra Dewaal

  2. The Art of Leadership - Facilitator - Dr. Cari Din

  3. Bullying, Recognition and Management - Facilitator: Pat Ferris

  4. Gentle Art of Persuasion - Facilitator: Gary McDougall

  5. Saturday Panel session - Moderator: Jacquie Hertlein Panel: Deb DeWaal, Dr. Cari Din, Carmelina Moscato, Sheena Dickson, Mandi Duhamel

  • Saturday Speed Mentoring Social - Your chance for a quick Q & A with our presenters and a great networking opportunity

Sunday Breakout Sessions

  1. Multi Sport Referee Panel and breakout - Women Behind the Whistle Moderator: Sandra Prusina Panel: Sheena Dickson (Soccer), Marla Van Gelder (Basketball), Carly Shaw-McLean (Soccer), Carrie Keller (Hockey)

  2. Stand Up and Deliver - Becoming a More Effecitve Public Speaker- Facilitator: Dr. Cari Din

  3. Addressing Gender Issues & Influencing Change - Faciltators: Alberta Soccer Women in Sport Leadership Program Coach Developers Topics covered will include:Creating Mentorship Opportunities, Keeping Girls & Women in Sport, Keeping Sports Safe: 3 steps to responsible Coaching and Mental Health.

  4. Technical Hockey- cancelled

Breakfast, lunch and wellness breaks, are included dependent on what you choose for your ticket type. Full Conference, Saturday All Day and Half Day registration options are available and all include conference SWAG.

Tickets range from $75 - $200 (+GST & Eventbrite fees) and comfortable onsite accommodation is available for the preferred rate of $65 per night if you require it. Your accommodation features a Twin XL bed, kitchenette, private bathroom and free internet.

We encourage women (over 16 years) from all sport communities throughout our province to join us for this truly unique opportunity to network and learn together.

Inspire Generations: Play, Coach, Lead

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