Welcome to the Women Sport Officials Toolkit designed for Sport Organisations
IMPROVE YOUR PROCESSES FOR RECRUITING, RETAINING AND ENGAGING WOMEN SPORT OFFICIALS!
The Toolkit is structured around 4 pillars
The toolkit is divided into four Pillars which cover all the core elements of the process to recruit, retain and engage more women sport officials. From researching issues around gender and sport officiating to designing a strategy for engagement of women officials, to recruiting and retaining women officials and engaging them for the long-term.
WOMEN OFFICIALS STRATEGY AND PLANNING
Assess your women officiating needs – undertake a needs analysis and identify gender gaps
Understand gender and cultural needs in your sport
Develop, implement and evaluate a women official’s strategy / plan / programme
Develop an inclusive, equitable, pan gender – friendly culture
Seek financial and other resources to support a women official’s strategy
RECRUITMENT, MANAGEMENT AND RETENTION
Identify, attract and recruit women to become sports officials
Raise the profile of women in officiating by using role models
Ensure ‘first touch’ experience is positive and engaging
Ensure fair equitable development pathways are established and shared at all times
Ensure fair deployment of new women sport officials with appropriate support
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
Identify appropriate and realistic target markets
Ensure appropriate, engaging marketing materials
Communication with new and existing women sport officials to promote the role
Use a variety of relevant forms of communication to engage women
Monitor and evaluate the success of marketing initiatives
SUPPORT MECHANISMS / POSITIVE ACTIONS
Consult and engage with women officials in your sport
Create a positive culture for the acceptance and respect of women officials
Provide a mentor programme
Recognise women sport officiating considerations
Facilitate women sport officials personal and career development
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