Launched in October 2020, the newly designed programme is seeing 25 young leaders imagine, design and realise their own sustainable sport-based social business. Over the four years, each participant will receive expert guidance on a myriad of topics from human-centred design to impact measurement and user testing, as well as seed-funding and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
The final 25 candidates were selected from amongst 350 applicants, all with a clear passion for sport. The list of selected 25 Young Leaders is balanced in terms of universality and diversity, with 13 female and 12 male candidates, from 25 countries across 5 continents.
The process for selecting the IOC Young Leaders for 2023-2026 consists of two stages: the 4-Week Learning Sprint and the IOC Young Leaders Programme Application Process.
The IOC Young Leader profile:
This programme is for you if you want to:
Requirements and skills:
• Knowledge of English is a must, as all learning materials and communication will be in English.
• A two-hour commitment per week is required to take part in weekly virtual sessions and to fulfil weekly tasks.
• Access to a reliable internet connection and basic technology skills are necessary to navigate four virtual sessions, fill in digital feedback forms and complete weekly tasks.
• Social media skills are required to complete weekly social media tasks.
• Participants should be interested in learning about the Olympic Movement, Olympism 365 and sport-based social business and development.
• Participants should be interested in applying for the IOC Young Leaders Programme after the Learning Sprint has been completed.
STAGE 1Completion of the 4-Week Learning Sprint is the first prerequisite for a candidate to be eligible to apply for the IOC Young Leaders Programme.
Registration for the 4-Week Learning sprint opens on 15 September and closes on 20 October 2022.The four sessions of the 4-Week Learning Sprint will take place in November: every Tuesday starting on 8 November.
Learning material of the 4-Week Learning Sprint, including session recordings can be found on the Learning Hub
STAGE 2After successfully completing the 4-Week Learning Sprint (Certificate of Participation earned), a candidate becomes eligible to apply for the IOC Young Leaders Programme.
The application process opens on 5 December and closes on 31 December 2022.
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Application Deadline: 31 December 2022