Become an Accredited Triathlon Ireland Mentor!

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Triathlon Ireland’s inaugural Mentoring Skills Programme takes place in The Avon, Blessington on the 18th and 19th of May 2019.

Mentoring Skills Programme

Triathlon Ireland recognises the need for a support network for our valued technical officials (TO’s) and coaches. In response, we are delighted to launch an exciting Mentoring Skills Programme. We would like to invite applications from experienced TO’s and coaches who are interested in being part of this programme and becoming a mentor for both current and new TOs and coaches.  

Set on the stunning shore of Blessington Lakes, this immersive weekend is designed to provide each attendee with the knowledge and understanding needed to become a valued Triathlon Ireland Accredited Mentor. This workshop will be very interactive with some activity including a lakeside walk.

Although the role itself will be a voluntary position there are a number of benefits to be gained from taking part in this free programme.

  • Become an Accredited Triathlon Ireland Mentor;
  • Development of new skills set under the guidance of a very experienced Executive Coach;
  • Opportunity to be part of an exciting pilot programme and work in a supporting role for new coaches and technical officials;
  • Scope to improve your own personal skills as a TO or coach;
  • Support before, during and after the mentor skills training weekend from the Executive Coach and Triathlon Ireland staff.

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You must be available for the following activities:

  • Pre-course engagement via social conversation platform (estimated 5hrs)
  • 2 days training hosted at The Avon, Blessington.
  • Post-course engagement via online platform.
  • Mentoring commitment of one hour per month for six months.

Weekend Schedule

11am arrival at the Avon Saturday, May 18th. Departure 3pm Sunday 19th. Lunch and dinner plus overnight stay will be provided for each participant. Full itinerary available on request.

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Executive Coach: Kurt Lindley

The programme will be run by executive coach Kurt Lindley who has over 18 years experience in the industry. Kurt began work in the sports industry back in 2000. Over the past 18 years he has performed in multiple roles, including working as a Coach Education Officer at British Cycling and a Lecturer in Sport Science, before joining UK Coaching (formally Sports Coach UK) where he spent 11 years developing his skills and interest in the ‘Science of Learning’ (mixing psychology, sociology and neuroscience to create ‘felt’ experiences).

Kurt now runs his own People Development Company (Be More - Learning and Development) offering an eclectic mix of services from ‘Pop up’ Education, Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Storytelling in Learning and ‘Performance Based Learning’ (where learners are ‘in’ the learning experience itself). He has recently worked with British Gymnastics, UK Sport, the FA, Scottish Triathlon, Sport Scotland, Swim England , Sport Northern Ireland and British Athletics.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply to this programme, please send your expression of interest outlining why you would like to be part of the programme to You will then be invited to complete a short survey before being accepted onto the course. Please note spaces are limited.