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Johnson Inspires St. Vincent and the Grenadines Successful Certified Leadership Course
April 18, 2013

National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) Executive Director Sally Johnson was a featured presenter at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee’s (SVG NOC) highly successful National TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All) Certified Leadership Course in ‘Sport for All’ between April 13-16, 2013.

Keith Joseph SVG NOC Secretary General said, “It was indeed our immense pleasure to have invited Ms. Johnson and to have had the benefit of her many years of experience. We shall forever be grateful.” He continued, “I also believe that our participants thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Johnson’s presentation and the interaction in the Group work really revealed this.”

“The National Council of Youth Sports wishes to express its most sincere gratitude to Carolina Bayon and the U.S. Olympic Committee for lending its the support. Thanks, too, to the SVG NOC leadership of Secretary General Keith Joseph, President Trevor Bailey and NOC SFA Commission Chair Nicha Branker for making my stay in SVG was such a phenomenal cultural experience,” said NCYS Executive Director Sally Johnson.

The course covered such topics as Sport for All Programs and Events, Developing Safe Environments for Sport for All, Establishing a National Sport for All Organization, the Role of Governments in Sport for All, the Role of Women in Sport for All, Strategy Development and Management in Sport for All, to name a few.

TAFISA facilitators, Treasurer Brian Dixon and consultant Bae Dixon-Schilling said, "Sally Johnson, your bubbly and positive attitude is contagious, not only to us but also the students in the course, and I could see many of them being inspired by the work you do and the potential to become members of your organization and move forward along the Sport for All path and their own education."

Engaging presentations and panel sessions abounded including Senator Elvis Charles. Ms. Johnson provided resources and services to help further the betterment to Sport for All in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by promoting safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities.

All were delighted and inspired by the enthusiasm and productive contributions from the 25 participants from the SVG. Congratulations to all course graduates.