Coaching Association of Canada
Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching

Examining the Effectiveness of a Transformational Leadership Development Program 

January 12, 2024   •   January 2024, Vol. 23, No. 1

Danielle Cyr

The importance of this article is demonstrated by the ringing endorsements of seventeen female student-athletes evolving into coaching careers at the collegiate level. They were the beneficiaries of a leadership development program conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. Especially edifying was the realization by many of the women of leadership strengths they did not realise they possessed. The author’s recommendations are practical and achievable, so long as sport leaders are engaged and committed to achieving gender equity in collegiate coaching. A crucial element is the author’s call for including such leadership development programs as an integral part of every mentorship program, for which they build a compelling case. - Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor 

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