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WE Lead: Women of Color Empowered in Sport Leadership Institute

WE Lead: Women of Color Empowered in Sport Leadership Institute

Tuesday, October 5 & Wednesday, October 6
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is pleased to announce its second Women of Color Empowered (WE) in Sport Leadership Institute (Lead). WE Lead precedes the annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference providing opportunities for advanced-level graduate students and early career professional (ECPs) women of color (WOC) to dialogue with pioneering WOC leaders, and develop strategies for navigating the sport psychology field. WE Lead provides a supportive professional development opportunity to examine the unique challenges WOC face while navigating and advancing in the field and discuss ways to foster systemic change toward a more diverse and inclusive environment for all.

To apply, download and submit the WE Lead application along with CV, one-page statement of interest on "Why attending WE Lead will be beneficial to you!" and applicant headshot.

FAQs for the 2021 WE Lead Program

1. Who is eligible to apply for WE Lead? 
WE Lead is open to advanced-level graduate students as well as early career professional women of color who study and work within the field of sport and exercise psychology, kinesiology, psychology, or a related field. 

2. What are the dates and locations of WE Lead? 
The 2021 Institute will take place on Tuesday, October 5 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. 

3. Will I be able to access the conference rate for the hotel on Monday, October 4? 
Conference rates may be available on Monday night.

4. Are there scholarships available for student members who are applying for WE Lead?
Unfortunately, no scholarships are available at this time.

5. What will happen if the 2021 AASP Annual Conference moves to a virtual format? 
AASP is hoping to offer the conference in-person. In the event that the conference moves to a virtual format, we will pivot and the dates for the virtual WE Lead Institute will take place on Thursday, September 30 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Friday, October 1 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST. 

6. What are the requirements of the attendees?
Attendees will receive homework in the form of brief readings and reflective writing assignments, which they will need to complete prior to attending WE Lead. The homework will help prime attendees to the institute and allow for deeper, more meaningful conversations.