Webinar | People-First Language and Coaching: What Is It and Why It Matters

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  • Event DateAugust 10, 2021
  • Start Time2:00 pm PT


  • VenueZoom Webinar
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  • HostRowing Canada Aviron
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What’s the difference between a disabled parking spot and an accessible parking spot? Do you know why we talk about athletes with a disability, instead of disabled athletes? This presentation will help participants understand why language matters.

Join us to find out how we can make rowing more inclusive for people with a disability who choose to participate in rowing. By thinking about the language we use we can easily become more inclusive in ways that make a difference beyond accessibility in the parking lot. Coaches and club leadership will leave with concrete examples and be better resourced to welcome Para athletes into their clubs. 

Speaker: Jill Wurflinger
Jill Wurflinger is a World Rowing Para Development coach. She graduated from the National Coaching Institute (2004) with a specialization in developing young athletes, earning NCCP Level 4 certification and Chartered Professional Coach designation. Jill enjoys the Coach Developer role and has been an active member of RCA’s Coach Education and Development Committee since 2012. Jill is currently Director of the Rick Hansen Foundation’s School Program, and also serves as a World Rowing technical coach, coach developer and mentor to Para rowers and their coaches.