Hey there and welcome to Inclusive Sport Design. If you are looking to get started with inclusion in your sport club or organisation then you are in the right place.
I’m all about helping you make inclusion happen. I do this by sharing best practice approaches and providing practical tools and information that you can put into action.
Defining diversity and inclusion.
What’s the difference?
Inclusion is what we do and diversity is why we do it.
Often the words inclusion and diversity are used interchangeably but they are in fact not the same.
Inclusion is all about what we do in leadership, planning and practice within our sport organisations. While diversity is the result of this work–who we engage with, where and how engagement happens.
In other words to achieve diversity in sport we need to take an inclusive approach.
What does it mean to be “inclusive”?
How you can achieve it.
Being inclusive is not just about positive intention, it’s about positive action.
At Inclusive Sport Design we say that inclusion is all about ensuring your sport club or organisation reflects the diversity of the community that you serve.
So it’s not enough to simply say we are inclusive, we need to take action.
- Does my club or organisation reflect my community?
- Do I know who is in my community or what they want?
- What can I do to make my club more welcoming and attractive to everyone in my community?
Who are we talking about?
Defining target markets.
It’s all about getting to know your community and how best to serve them.
The most common groups that come to mind when thinking about inclusion and diversity include people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous communities, women and girls and people form the LGBTQI community.
But the reality is there are many groups and individuals within our communities that face challenges, barriers and disadvantage when it comes to getting involved in sport.
So the key thing is to understand the communities that you deliver sport in, connect with the people in your community then provide options that suit them.
Thanks for being here!
Thanks for being here and committing to inclusion.
I’m passionate about sport and it’s unique power to bring people from all walks of life together. I’m guessing you are too and that’s why you are here!
So, thanks for being here and joining me!
I want to help you, the club volunteer, the coach, the sports administrator make inclusion happen. The Inclusive Sport Design approach is all about working together to achieve your diversity and inclusion goals.
I want (in fact I need) your feedback and ideas. Inclusion is an ongoing process of learning, adapting and improving and while I’m here to offer a guiding hand it definitely takes a team effort to achieve success. So don’t be shy, drop me a line via Facebook or Twitter to let me know how you are getting on or to let me know how I can best serve you.
Now, what next? Why not learn more about ISD on the About page, or read the Blog. You can also check out my recommended resources. If you need some one-on-one advice check out my coaching and advisory services or if you want to learn more about the community you serve consider my Place Profiler service.