ARENA Leadership Development Programme


What is Arena?

ARENA is Sport Ireland's sector specific Leadership Development Programme which is designed for:

- Chief Executives
- Senior Managers
- Individuals with a large span of control

who are employed in sports organisations funded by Sport Ireland and are looking to:

- Develop the skills, acquire the knowledge and understand the behaviours needed to be an effective leader
- Build a professional leadership network within the sports sector

The programme experience and key features

ARENA will be highly experiential and will consist of 3 core modules, namely Responsibility, Relationships and Results.

It will include the following elements:

- Psychometric Assessment and Coaching
- Classroom based learning
- Off-site learning activities
- Networking opportunities and peer support
- Online learning platform and support

The programme modules

Arena 2019 Modules

When will the programme run?

The programme will start in April 2019 and run until June 2019.

What are the key dates?

Arena 2019 dates


Arena programme video

Arena 2019 brochure

The Application Process

To apply, please complete the Application Form and email it at by no later than 12.00 p.m. on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Applications via post are also acceptable.

Arena 2019 Application form

All applications will be reviewed by Sport Ireland for eligibility, and applicants will be notified of their status in writing by no later than Tuesday 26th February 2019.