Athlete Leadership Conference

Hosted by Special Olympics Alberta - Calgary

ALC Conference
When: Saturday, April 21st
Where: Best Western, Port O Call Hotel - 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

Sessions offered: Athlete Leadership, Governance and Speakers Bureau

All attendees may choose one session to attend on Saturday from the options below. Athletes will learn either increased speaking skills, leadership skills or peer mentoring skills; these sessions will help enable athletes to be leaders within our organization and their communities.

You must be a registered athlete, and an athlete in good standing with the organization to be considered for any of these positions.

  1. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Athlete Leadership Committee, you must notify us in writing and include a short paragraph of what leadership and governance means to you, as well as why are you interested in becoming a member of this committee. We will review all candidate’s submissions and then set up a short phone interview with each person. If selected, you will need to attend either the governance or speakers bureau session at the April conference.
To register, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, April 6th. No late applications will be accepted.

ATHLETE GOVERNANCE: Athletes would participate in an Athlete Governance course to prepare them for serving on Athlete Leadership Committees and promote an understanding of how Special Olympics works from an organizational perspective. This course would introduce athletes to a new role and serve as an orientation to expectations and responsibilities as a committee member.
  • Criteria: Athletes must be endorsed by the Calgary Affiliate, have been registered as an athlete for at least 3 years, have a basic understanding of leadership, and who currently sits on the Affiliate AMC as an athlete representative or is interested in being a member of the Affiliate Athlete Leadership Committee.

SPEAKERS BUREAU: Athletes will participate in a Speakers Bureau session to enhance public speaking skills and develop their own personal stories and messages to represent the Special Olympics movement. This training will be widely applicable to any setting where athletes interact with individuals and share their experiences with Special Olympics.
  • Criteria: Athletes must be endorsed by the Calgary Affiliate and have been registered as an athlete for at least 2 years. Each athlete must have a guardian/caregiver attend to assist them.

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