The Inclusive Leadership Programme (iLEAP) online workshop supported by the IOC young leaders programme
This workshop was held successfully on 11 and 12 December 2021 despite the challenges and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. 22 young leaders from Malaysia including persons with disabilities, and 9 moderators took part in the workshop.
Tania LEE, the first Malaysian to be selected as a member of the IOC Young Leaders Programme for the period 2021-2024, led this project. The aim of the programme was to nurture young and competent leaders, as well as to provide opportunity for athletes with disabilities to experience a leadership workshop.
At the end of 2020, an organizing committee was formed to start planning the workshop. This program focused on 4 core values of sport: sport values, healthy living, life skills, and social competency. Each core was led by speakers and professionals in their field: Hilla DAVIDOV, Renana NEIDMAN, Rebecca WONG, Mathivani MURUGEESAN, Khairul AZIZI, Tay Li NEO, Noraseela Mohd KHALID, Khairul AZEI and Shafizal SHAHIDAN.
Hilla DAVIDOV, member of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) and Ph.D. students at the Olympic Studies Centre of the German Sports University Cologne, was a member of this committee and led the sport values session together with Renana NEIDMAN. For the activities part, young leaders were divided into 4 value-based groups: Excellence, Respect, Friendship, and Fair Play, and developed discussions on these values.
The workshop concluded with an inspiring conference by the guest speaker, The Honorable Senator Mrs. Datuk Ras ADIBA. The Senator is a national athlete in shooting and represents persons with disabilities.