Ingame Leader is a social enterprise funded by the Victorian State Government’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
Founded by a group of social entrepreneurs and former esports veterans, Ingame Leader has developed a four-month leadership development program designed to young people:
We aim to do this through a combination of structured programs and online safe spaces that equip young adults with the connections, skills and community needed to establish better future outcomes
Melbourne 2020 - Pilot program
Working with key local community partners in Melbourne’s southern region, we are launching our first iteration of the Leadership program with a cohort of young adults.
In a highly hands-on bootcamp-like program consists of five self-esteem building sessions, with each session using esports as a vehicle to teach participants a different theme of personal leadership and to learn important life skills.
Examples of topics include:
- Goal setting in esports
- Teamwork & Respect in esports
- Practice & the role of self-discipline in esports
- Leading yourself & others in esports
- Creativity and lateral thinking in esports
Using team-based video games (esports) as the primary mechanism, the IGL program itself shares many common positive characteristics with that of traditional physical sports.
A predominantly social experience, esports brings almost all the positive characteristics and values of traditional sports, such as teamwork, leadership, collaboration, creativity and much more.
Unlike traditional sports, however, esports is unique in the sense that it offers a considerably low barrier to participation to that of physical sports, which require considerable human capital and physical infrastructure to establish itself and scale.
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