Athlete Leadership: Advanced Leadership Modules
Understanding Emotions- September 7th @6pm CST
UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS athletes learn the importance of recognizing and managing emotions to build and maintain good relationships.
Managing Time – September 21st @ 6:00pm CST
MANAGING TIME explores the importance of effective time management through establishing goals, prioritizing, and organized planning.
Engaging with Others – Oct 5th @ 6:00pm CST
In ENGAGING WITH OTHERS, athletes learn how to interact with individuals and teams more effectively.
Leading Discussions- Oct 19th @ 6:00pm CST
This module focuses on collecting input from peers and engaging in and leading conversations as well as listening to feedback and comments and summarizing them into themes and common ideas.
Unified Leadership – Nov 2nd @ 6:00pm CST
UNIFIED LEADERSHIP provides an overview of Special Olympics unique approach to developing leaders. This module prepares athletes to be advocates and learn how to be a Unified Leader inside and outside Special Olympics.
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Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.