Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships Program

2023-24 Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships Program is NOW OPEN

The Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships Program provides professional development opportunities to women at different stages of their career pathway, from individuals new to the workforce, to those returning from a career break, through to CEOs and new and aspiring directors.

In 2023-24, the program offers four streams:

- Learning Stream: for those in the early years of their paid employment or returning after a career break.

- Next Generation Leaders Stream: for those aspiring to become a CEO or senior executive leader.

- Executive Stream: for those who hold a CEO position or currently report to a CEO.

- Governance Stream: for new or aspiring board directors in the sport and active recreation sector.

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CLICK HERE for an outline of each stream of the program.

Applications from women from targeted or under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

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APPLY NOW for a Program Stream:

Stream

Candidate Eligibility 

Program Offering

Application submitted by

Learning – APPLY NOW

Women with less than 5 years’ paid experience in the workforce

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Women who are returning or have recently returned to work* following a career break (e.g. parental leave).

Grants of up to $5,000 for specialist skill development specific to their paid role in the sector.

Eligible applicant

(organisation)

Next Generation Leaders – APPLY NOW

Women with more than 5 years’ paid experience in the workforce with aspirations to be a senior executive leader in the sport and active recreation sector, such as a CEO.

Access to a series of one-on-one and small group sessions with a leading career coach to identify and hone the pathway, skills and techniques required to become a CEO or senior executive leader

Eligible applicant

(Individual Candidate)

Executive – APPLY NOW

Women with more than 10 years’ paid experience in the workforce, who hold a CEO position or currently report to a CEO.

Grants of up to $10,000 for development in technical skill areas such as strategy, negotiation, change management, accounting and finance.

Eligible applicant

(organisation)

Governance – APPLY NOW

New or aspiring women directors in sport and active recreation seeking to strengthen their understanding of governance processes.

Access to a high-quality governance program relevant to sporting boards

Eligible applicant

(Individual Candidate)

*The Candidate must have returned to the workforce no more than 12 months prior to the time of application.

Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to read the Program Guidelines and to check the eligibility criteria for candidates as well as who is to submit the application.

Applications close at 5pm AEST, Monday 28 August 2023 and are to be submitted via the APPLY NOW link for each stream above.

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

Please contact the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation if you have any questions about the Program, program eligibility or your application: changeourgame@sport.vic.gov.au

Saturday 29 July, 2023

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