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Creating inclusivity through leadership action

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Industry
Charity/NGO
Solution
Diversity in the Workplace

About

Play Proud is a leadership, network and coach-centred training programme developed by Common Goal. It aims to promote inclusion and safe spaces for  LGBTQ+ youth and adults, enabling them to be themselves on and off the pitch.

  • Create LGBTQ+ curricula and policies that can be used by organisation leaders and coaches to make programmes, organisations, and ultimately, communities more inclusive.
  • Build capacity of grassroots organisations to be able to incorporate the methodology into their programmes through training the first generation of Play Proud coaches.
  • Roll out a Play Proud Playbook to guide organisations’ facilitation of open and safe football programmes, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 
  • Develop a strong network of Play Proud coaches who can exchange ideas and promote collaboration.

The programme focuses on empowering organisation leaders and sports coaches through activities covering leadership skills and tools, coaching inclusion methodologies, influencing change, and knowledge acquisition on discrimination towards LGBTQ+ communities. It equips participants with a Play Proud toolkit, empowering them to create inclusivity through leadership action.

Participants also design and implement local action learning projects designed to increase inclusivity and be a catalyst for concrete change.

  • 22 organisations engaged in 8 countries. 
  • 406,950 youth indirectly impacted by Play Proud programming. 
  • 100% completion rate.
  • 100% of participants feel they are more knowledgeable about gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • 100% of participants feel they are more knowledgeable about the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community face in sport.
Testimonials
See what our customers say about us
Mark Dekan
CEO Ringier Axel Springer Polska; CEO Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Polska
"Working with Impact is a great experience and leadership journey for all managers. By drilling leadership situations down to their essence we gain wisdom through reflection. I see my team grow after every session making me very proud.”
Armelle Savidan
Global Learning Manager
Forvia Faurecia
“Drive is the cornerstone of Faurecia’s cultural & leadership transformation. Curiosity, creativity and developing acts of leadership are critical to building the future.”
Clare Rice
Team Leader
NHS
"The team have come a long way since we started our journey. I’m happy to say they are a productive, settled and fun team to work with and I’ve enjoyed my time with them. We worked on the areas the TPI report highlighted for us, we spent time on developing our relationships – and we grew more respectful of each other. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to gain those insights and improve our service.”