THEME: Uniting for Growth to Drive Change: Inspiring Women and Gender Diverse Individuals to Lead, Break Barriers, and Propel Women's Soccer Forward in Nova Scotia and Beyond
What: Full day conference for Women and Diverse Gender Individuals in Soccer in NS
Who: Female and Gender Diverse Soccer Coaches, Managers, Board Members, Leaders, Key Volunteers, Referees, Future Coaches & Referees at all clubs, schools and universities in NS
Where: Woodlawn High School, Dartmouth
When: April 15th, 9:30-3:30, Register by March 31st
How Much: $25 per person (includes lunch and TShirt)
How to Register: Please register through the udfc.ca website using a RAMP account (under CLINICS). https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=0cbce4a675
Registration, Mingle - Cafeteria
Presentation on Transformational Leadership - Danielle Cyr, Auditorium
Break - Cafeteria
Panel & Update- Auditorium- Rising Up: Insights and Inspiration from Women’s Soccer Leaders in NS
Lunch - Cafeteria - gyms open
Break Out Session #1 - Locations on Next Slide
Break - Cafeteria (Door Prize Round One)
Break Out Session #2 - Locations on next slide
Closing - cafeteria (Door Prize Round Two)
Break out Sessions (afternoon)
Choose one from each session
Session 1: 12:30-1:30
Location: NEW GYM
Session 2: 1:45-2:45
W-Inspire T Shirts
United DFC is thrilled to announce the return of W-Inspire 2023 on April 15th at Woodlawn High School in Dartmouth (9:30-3:30). This year’s theme is Uniting for Growth to Drive Change: Inspiring Women and Gender Diverse Individuals to Lead, Break Barriers, and Propel Women's Soccer Forward in Nova Scotia and Beyond.
United DFC has collaborated with Soccer Nova Scotia and key leaders within the province to bring this incredibly popular event back with the goal of empowering our female and gender diverse coaches, managers, board members, referees as well as FUTURE coaches/referees through inspiring learning and networking opportunities.
Registration is open to all female and gender diverse individuals across the province (and beyond) that play any role in Women's Soccer in Nova Scotia. The cost is $25 per person which includes 4 sessions, lunch and a t-shirt. Please register through the udfc.ca website using a RAMP account (under CLINICS). https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=0cbce4a675
Please direct any questions to Susan Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-809-7287. We would love to have you join us on April 15th.
To Sponsor W-Inspire 2023 please reach out to email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it too late to register?
T-shirts have been ordered but participants are still welcome to register up to April 13th and attend as long as they understand they won’t get a T-shirt.
What can I expect from the day?
Participants will enjoy two large group sessions to set the tone for the day and learn about exciting things that are happening in our province around women’s soccer. Lunch is catered on site. After lunch, participants can choose their two afternoon sessions based on their interests. There will be sessions related to coaching at different levels, leadership development, injury care and prevention. Participants of all ages at the 2019 conference asked United DFC to bring W-Inspire back because it was “inspiring”, “fun”, “powerful”, “exactly what I needed”. The timing is right to PROPEL women’s soccer forward in Nova Scotia. Step one is to get everyone together because Together we are better.
How do I dress?
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Schools can be very hot and/or very cold so bring layers for your comfort. Anyone who registered by March 31 will be given a Tshirt at the event. The two gyms are open for a walk or quick kick around at lunch if you choose. (Lunch is 30 minutes). Athletes are being brought in for the soccer sessions so coaches can watch, but feel free to bring your soccer gear just in case. NO CLEATS as it is a school gym. Sneakers only.
Is there an age limit for who can attend? How old do you have to be?
There is no age limit on W-Inspire. All female and gender diverse individuals who play a role in Women’s Soccer in Nova Scotia are invited to attend. Most sessions have been designed for adults but interested youth are invited and highly encouraged to attend. Our young coaches, referees and leaders are the future of soccer in Nova Scotia and we are excited to welcome them with open arms. We have participants as young as 12 attending.
What if I have to leave and come back? Or show up late? Can I do that?
The day is flexible and open. Delegates are encouraged to stay for the whole day but can leave and come back as needed. Just make sure someone is able to let you back in if the doors are locked.
What is the social on Friday night?
When planning the event, the committee decided that it would be amazing to host a space where ANYONE (all genders) who played a role in Women's Soccer in NS could gather to connect to rekindle friendships, relive the golden days, make new connections and get re-energized about women's soccer. W-Inspire is happy to host a social event at the Economy Shoe Shop from 7-9 for ANYONE who has been involved with Women's Soccer at any level - past present or future. Come on down and join us! Young adults under age 19 are invited with a parent (or guardian) until 9 pm. Thank you to the Economy Shoe Shop for hosting.
My club said they would pay for me to attend. What do I do?
Registration is through United DFC’s Ramp site. Check with your club to see if they want you to pay and they reimburse you or if they have a code that they can give you to register for free. If you have a code, enter it at time of payment. If you don’t have a code, use a credit card to register and then submit that receipt to your club for reimbursement. If you don’t have a credit card, call United DFC at 902-404-8332 during office hours and they can help you pay with debit over the phone.
How do I register?
Please register through the udfc.ca website using a RAMP account (under CLINICS). If you have a RAMP account, open the link below and log into your own Ramp account to register. If you don’t have a RAMP account, you can create one through United DFC when you follow the link. When your own RAMP account is open, choose CLINICS and look for W-Inspire 2023. If you don’t see this as an option, make sure you have clicked the link below. If you are still having trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-404-8332 during office hours.