Examining the effectiveness of a feminist framed transformational leadership development program for young female coaches in university/college athletics

The project aims to examine the effectiveness of a leadership development program to increase competence and confidence of Female Apprentice Coaches to lead in sport in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. Th leadership development program looks to increase knowledge and practice of effective leadership skills while addressing common barriers women face in sport and sport leadership. The process also engages key sport leaders in the FAC environment including respective mentor coaches and athletic directors. The program has the capacity to be a successful tool to help the CCAA recruit and retain female head coaches in its national championship sports. The research also has the potential to drive organizational change in university sport programs to support effective leadership development for FACs and current female student-athletes.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jennifer Walinga


Danielle Cyr


Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association




Arts, entertainment and recreation


Royal Roads University



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