Intermediate Athletics Leadership
Striving to Be the Leader in Me
The Intermediate Athletics Leadership courses at OELC have a focus on developing students’ leadership skills through the medium of athletics. The ideal candidate is one who has demonstrated leadership potential or is eager to develop his or her emergent leadership skills. The course program is divided into three major areas: Leadership Development sessions; Focus Groups and Activity Sessions. Practical application of such a framework includes intramural programming; school-wide activity days, spirit day functions and programming; school and community student/athletic councils; and orientation days, to name but a few. Following successful course completion the student will have the skills to be successful in coordinating and facilitating any of the above leadership opportunities.
- Through a series of unique activities, students explore different leadership styles and how each complements the success of a team.
- Specific leadership development sessions give students opportunities to explore various components of leadership such as: effective communication, group dynamics, problem-solving, organizational skills, and risk-taking in a non-threatening and encouraging environment and through well-planned experiential learning activities.
- Students will demonstrate an increased willingness to assume leadership and responsibility as they gain an increased confidence in their ability to tackle realistic leadership challenges.
- Our staff create and facilitate diverse, inclusive and activity-based “break-out sessions” that effectively build and enhance student leadership qualities in a variety of contexts. This includes communication, inclusiveness, goal setting, world issues, social justice and conflict resolution. There are many variations on these themes depending on the course focus and vision of individual course directors.
- The premise of these “break-out sessions” is for the emerging leader to see the importance of “being the change he or she wishes to be in the world”.
- Students learn how to make effective change in their schools and communities using their newly acquired leadership skills.
- Students are involved in team and individual sports, low ropes challenges, and intramural/tournament organizational sessions. These activities are intended to provide students with leadership opportunities through peer support, skill development, and reflection on instructional and team-building techniques with the goal of gaining confidence to apply some of these strategies within their own school/community-based leadership context.
- Students will engage in tasks and challenges that have to be resolved by a group effort. By working together in a collaborative and team building manner, individual student leaders learn experientially and demonstrate specific behaviours of effecting interpersonal relations with regard to the leadership development objectives.
- Students will learn the balance of cooperation and competition in completing group tasks. The importance of cooperation, cohesiveness and effective group functioning will be realized.
7 Days / 6 Nights
by May 15
After May 15
by Jun 1
After Jun 1
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Things you will need to complete your online registration
To register online, you'll need your school and board information, a completed student support form (in PDF or JPG format) signed by a Teacher or Principal, and a Visa or MasterCard.
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When registering for a course, please be aware of the following:
- Some of our courses fill up very quickly - students will be accepted on a first come, first accepted basis. Please get your forms and payment in as soon as possible to ensure attendance.
- OELC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course.
- If an aid is required for a student, the aid must be provided by the sponsoring school.
- If a $113.00 (taxes incl.) uniform fee applies, the student will receive 1 sweatshirt, 2 t-shirts, 2 shorts and 1 tournament top. Courses with a $45.00 (taxes incl.) uniform fee will receive 2 OELC t-shirts. These uniform fees also include a course photo, OELC lanyard, folder and OELC crest.
- Both the program and the uniform fee are due at the time of registration. You can pay online by credit card or Visa debit, or contact OELC at 705-689-5572 to pay by Debit/ E-transfer, or cheque.
- The student support form must have either the teacher’s or the principal’s signature.
- Travel subsidies may be allowed for people traveling by plane from or beyond Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay (Northern Ontario). More details concerning travel arrangements will be forwarded in the acceptance letter.
- Once the registration form has been received, an acceptance/information package will be e-mailed or mailed to your home.
- A $75.00 administration fee will be charged for any cancellation. There will be no refund of fees for cancellations received within 14 days of the commencement of the course. Special or unexpected situations may be considered.
- Because the goal of OELC is to have full representation from all parts of the province, OELC reserves the right to restrict numbers of students applying from one school
- Alcohol, drugs and smoking are prohibited while on site
- OELC is a 100% nut-free facility. No nut products (or products that may contain nuts) are permitted on site