Sport NSW Female Leadership Scholarships 2024          

As a part of the Female Leadership Project, Sport NSW has developed a targeted course for aspiring female leaders in the sports industry to develop board awareness and skills to support career growth and provide the required foundations to take your step as a board director. The 'Get on Board Program' will combine the Australian Institute of Directors Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Course with a practical workshop to develop strategies that turn theory into practice.

Sport NSW is pleased to welcome expressions of interest (EOI) for our 2024 Female Leaders – Get on Board Program. The scholarships provide access for 20 placements in the AICD Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Course and board readiness workshop for aspiring female board directors and senior leaders in sport.

What is the AICD NFP Foundations of Directorship program?

The one-and-a-half-day program is tailored to the Not-for-Profit sector and specifically sport to provide aspiring directors with a comprehensive overview of the main components of directorship: governance, finance, and strategy and risk. Whether you’re looking to enhance existing knowledge, stepping up as an executive, or starting out a directorship career, the training provides a unique and interactive learning environment.

Australian Institute of Company Directors, Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors Course

What is a board readiness workshop?

The half day practical workshop has been designed specifically to supplement the AICD NFP Course and will give participants practical tips for preparing for a board position or reporting to boards to get the outcome you want.  Participants will review career goals, develop a board resume, and board due diligence, reflect on relationships / network, and identify strategies for approaching their next or first board meeting.

Priced at over $3,000 (ex GST), scholarship placements will be provided free of charge to successful program candidates.

Course Details

Australian Institute of Company Directors, Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors Course

Date:              Tuesday,  30 July, 9am – 5.00pm & Wednesday, 31 July, 9.00am – 12.30pm

Location:        Sydney Olympic Park

Facilitator:     Australian Institute of Company Directors

Board Readiness Workshop

Date:                Tuesday, 6 August, 9.00am – 1.00pm

Location:         Sydney Olympic Park

Facilitator:     Carol Fox & Co


Apply now

To submit an Expression of Interest, download and save the word document below, complete the questions on page 6 & 7 and email the completed form to Libby Sadler, Strategic Project Manager via email

Female Leadership - AICD NFP Foundations of Directorship EOI Form - Doc

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday, 3rd June 2024

For any queries regarding the Female Leadership Program, please contact Libby via phone 0407 101 665 or email as noted above.

Sports NSW encourages people with disability, LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD candidates to apply for the positions currently advertised. Should you be successful in your application, we will work with anyone who requires any accessibilty support to ensure a great experience.