Women and Leadership: Networking for Change-makers

Extending from the morning session on “Empowering Women: Sports and Leadership”, this working session will explore the purpose and value of networking, as well as highlight the importance of building confidence as a skill needed for maintaining effective relationships and networking.

50 Years: The Evolution of the Special Olympics

On the occasion of Abu Dhabi being chosen as host-city for the 2019 Special Olympic Games, the workshop will explore how a once small-scale American summer camp sought to change perceptions of intellectual disability and sports and, in doing so, transformed itself into a global movement with over four million athletes across 170 countries.

A Parent’s Role in Raising an Athlete

Studies show that parental involvement and support directly correlates with their children’s enjoyment of, and continued participation in, sports. This workshop will seek to guide parents through the key considerations, established best-practices, and some practical tips towards inspiring future generations of young Emiratis to enjoy an active lifestyle and sporting success.

Sports Photography by Getty (Limited Capacity)

World-renowned photographic agency Getty Images has been at the forefront of sports photography for over 22 years. As the Official Photography Partner of ICSW 2017, Getty representatives will lead an exclusive workshop to delve into what it takes to be a world class sports photographer focusing on the theoretical, practical and technical aspects needed to achieve success. Getty Images representatives will be on hand to assist budding photographers with the latest hints and tips from the industry.

Modern Physical Education: From Teacher to Role-Model

With a particular focus on youth psychology, this session will consider methods for today’s educators to create an engaging and pro-active sporting environment through physical activity programs within the education sector, in order to change perceptions of health, fitness and sport amongst young people, and to encourage further participation in sports beyond higher education.

UAE Success Stories: The Secrets to Establishing a Successful Sports Business

This session celebrates Emirati sports businesses, projects and initiatives which have created a positive impact on the UAE community. The workshop will see local sporting organizations talk about their own inspirational journeys, and showcasing their influence and achievements in the region.