International Leadership Programme
Working primarily with Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs), UK Sport seeks to ensure that the UK contributes to the development and governance of international sport through the building of relationships with International Federations and other key international sporting organisations. It is these international governing bodies that decide:
- Where and when events are held
- The disciplines and sports held as part of sport events
- Rules, regulations and scoring systems
- Qualification, selection and ranking systems
- Permitted equipment and classification (for disability events)
The International Leadership Programme (ILP), launched in 2006, is designed to equip British sport administrators with the skills, competencies and behaviours they need to become effective representatives at international level. This also ensures that the UK’s sporting interests, and that of its representatives, are positioned at the forefront of international elite sport.
Each year, UK Sport looks to NGBs to nominate suitable candidates for the programme as part of a strategically planned approach to help British NGBs achieve their international relations objectives. A limited number of places are typically made available each year to individuals from non-Olympic/Paralympic NGBs and national partners who’s role or position demonstrably contributes positively to the UK’s wider relationships in international sport.
Further information on the programme can be found in the brochure.