The IFSC Executive Board continues its meeting today while Delegates of the National Federations discuss Gender Equity and National Federation’s Olympic futures.
National Federation Workshops continued in the morning with an interactive meeting on Gender Equity in Sport. The workshop was led by Guylaine Demers, PhD, prominent researcher, writer and advisor on issues of women in sport and Maaike Romijn, Board member of the Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (NKBV). The speakers focused on identifying problems and developing solutions within different levels of Climbing organisations. Participants left the workshop with the first steps of a personal action plan, and with many new ideas of how organisations can promote or achieve higher female representation in leadership and coaching positions.
Continental Council meetings were followed by a workshop led by Jean-Laurent Bourquin, a Sport Executive with more than 25 years of experience of which 17 years were gained within the IOC. An expert in cross-cultural management at the highest level of Sports Organisations, Mr. Bourquin focused on the opportunities that come with the inclusion of Sport Climbing in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the support which is available from National Olympic Committees.