Analysis of Women’s Leadership Program in Sport and Policy Proposals

Hwayeoung Lee, Eunah Hong

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PURPOSE This study analyzed the KSPO women’s sports leadership program and foreign cases to suggest policy proposals. METHODS A literature review was conducted involving official webpage of the programs, related technical reports, media resources, and academic articles collected from international and domestic research databases. RESULTS The major results are as follows: (1) The curriculum of current program should be examined and reconstructed to achieve the intended purpose. (2) Since self-awareness is a key factor in demonstrating effective leadership, implementing self-awareness training program should be considered. (3) Mentoring is regarded to be an effective tool in promoting women leadership; therefore, establishing sustainable women mentoring program is required. CONCLUSIONS Despite several limitations, this paper is the first study, to the best of our knowledge, to review and analyze the KSPO women’s sports leadership program comparing foreign cases for the purpose of seeking improvement. As women’s leadership in the field of sport would become even more important in the future, this program should be redesigned to be able to train and nurture leaders so that they can progress to the higher level of decision making in sport organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-252
Number of pages11
JournalKorean Journal of Sport Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022

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  • KSPO
  • Mentoring program
  • Self-awareness
  • Women’s sport leadership program


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