UCLA Transformative Coaching and Leadership Academy
Cultivating Personal and Professional Excellence
A partnership between the UCLA’s Department of Education and UCLA Athletics
“Success is peace of mind that is the direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” –John Wooden (1910-2010)
The mission of the Academy is to transform coaching from an exclusive focus on winning to the cultivation of the total person through sport. The focus is on building a personal foundation, rooted in cherished human virtues and the fulfillment of individual potential in all its richness. Our professional development goals include educating the next generation of coaches who will create the proper conditions for student-athletes to develop as complete individual as well as athletes.
- Personal empowerment
- Access to superior expertise
- Realizing equity, diversity and inclusion in sport
- Spirit of inquiry and reflective practice
TRANSFORMATIVE COACHING AND LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE
In early 2021, the Academy will offer a three-day intensive on transformative coaching and leadership with the aim of encouraging more women to enter the coaching profession. Sessions in the intensive will include cultivating the total athlete, principles of coaching and teaching, effective team building, transformative leadership and inspirations from John Wooden’s philosophy of coaching.
The intensive will also include exposure to the latest research, opportunities for networking, and strategies for starting a career in coaching. The Academy will partner with subject matter experts, influencers, and championship coaches for an enriching and inspiring experience. The intensive would be most beneficial to young women (graduating seniors and recent graduates) aspiring for a career in coaching or exploring a career in coaching. For more information or to be added to the waitlist contact Heidi Vitug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the Academy contact Heidi Vitug at email@example.com