Expert workshops to feature at Raise Your Game
Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, will be hosting workshops during Raise Your Game, the organisation’s annual mentoring conference, on Tuesday 28 April at the Emirates Stadium.
The workshops are presented by experts in their chosen field and will add value to over 300 mentees who are scheduled to be in attendance on top of what they will learn during their one-to-one sessions with over 90 mentors.
Each workshop will be delivered at four times throughout the day, with the classes being split between careers, coaching, and media.
The careers workshop will be presented by Toby French of Careers in Football. The organisation provides career advice, information, and inspiration for people wanting to work in professional football. Their workshop will get participants to narrow down their career aspirations and targets while setting goals and targets based on information that they’ve received throughout the day.
The media workshops will be presented in the morning by BBC Sport. They will give an insight into working for the corporation in front of and behind the camera. Ore Oduba will talk about his role as a presenter and reporter, Shelley Alexander, the chair of Kick It Out’s Mentoring Guidance Group, will speak about being an editor and former production co-ordinator Mel Walker will discuss the challenges of being a freelance worker.
The afternoon media workshops will be delivered by Clive Tyldesley. Clive is one of the most distinctive voices in British sports broadcasting, working as the voice of ITV football’s commentary as its lead commentator. He’ll be giving an interactive presentation with broadcasting tricks learned from over 25 years’ experience as well as employability advice to those who wish to work within football media.
The coaching workshop will be presented by Jazz Hervin. Jazz is a former mentee who currently combines her studies at Plymouth University with a coaching role at Yeovil Town Ladies FC. Jazz will delivering a workshop that aims to link feelings and thoughts with actions and purpose.
Her workshop will challenge the actions of mentees who wish to progress up the coaching ladder.
To see the list of mentors confirmed for #RYG, please click here.