BİLGİ Department of Sports Management and Galatasaray Sports Club established collaboration for ‘Women’s Basketball Groundwork Mentorship Program’

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BİLGİ Department of Sports Management and Galatasaray Sports Club developed ‘Women’s Basketball Groundwork Mentorship Program’ in order to ensure that athletes discover themselves and to support their performances, careers, and personal development.

Program aims to develop the capacities of young athletes who pursue their passions and increase their awareness regarding themselves through discovering their different skills. Within this scope, experienced athletes
with a successful history in sports and who still practice their profession with success will provide guidance for young athletes by receiving the mentorship training that will be provided by İstanbul Bilgi University.

In accordance with needs analysis of mentees that will be conducted within the first three months of mentor-mentee studies within the scope of Galatasaray Women’s Basketball Groundwork Mentorship Program, personal
development areas will be identified. As part of the program, athletes will receive training from experts in their fields. Besides, young athletes will be able to benefit from the experiences of people from different professions so that they can observe different
career options and make conscious choices regarding their future in line with their areas of interest.

The trainings that the mentor candidates will receive are indicated below:

February 21, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Content and Principles – Faculty Member, PhD İlknur Hacısoftaoğlu

February 24, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Gender Equality – Faculty Member, PhD İlknur Hacısoftaoğlu

February 28, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Women in Leadership – Prof. Gonca Günay

March 3, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Active Listening-Asking Astute Questions – Faculty Member, PhD Elif Yurdakul

March 7, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Space – Faculty Member, PhD Safter Elmas

March 14, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Guidance in Violent Cases – Attorney Selmin Cansu Demir

March 21, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Communication Awareness and Empowering Communication – Nurdoğan Arkış

March 24, 2022, 20:00-22:00: Planning in Mentorship Sessions and Examples – Faculty Member, PhD, İlknur Hacısoftaoğlu