Training for 261 Club Directors

Women’s Leadership Education for Club Directors

For a 261 Club to be established in a new country (or state in the USA), a new local non-profit business needs to be formed. We are looking for teams of at least four women with a passion for non-competitive running, women’s empowerment and women’s education. If you have skills in business or non-profit work, this is a wonderful opportunity for you, you could become a Club Director and establish and manage a 261 Club together with your team. We’re looking for highly motivated, committed, organized and patient teams to take on this challenging and incredibly rewarding task.

The benefit I enjoy most is connecting with so many wonderful and inspiring women around the world who serve as Club Directors in their country. This global community is especially empowering!

Bruna, 261 Club Albania

Training to become a 261 Club Director

All new Club Directors need to participate in the Business Training. Our team will guide you through the steps to launch and manage your 261 Club. This training and certification are carried out virtually with one to one education and mentoring.

The women’s leadership training for Club Directors and their teams includes:

  • The business aspects of 261 Clubs
  • How to establish, maintain and manage a non-profit business
  • How to identify target groups and best-practice-examples
  • Budgeting
  • Team recruiting
  • Team leadership

You will receive one to one mentoring from a Club Network Manager until the establishment process of your non-profit 261 Club is completed.

Club Directors may also coach Meet Runs, but this is not a requirement of the role.

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Applying to become a 261 Club Director

The Club Director is at the helm of the local non-profit and the first, direct touchpoint for 261 Fearless Inc. Together with a team of at least three people she is mainly responsible for establishing and running the 261 Club. If you’re interested in becoming a 261 Club Director, you need to go through our virtual Business Training where you learn how to be a Club Director. We are looking for future leaders who:

  • are motivated to carry out research into the legal opportunities and structures available in her area / country and take the necessary steps to establish their 261 Club as a local non-profit organization
  • gather a local team of at least three people who will support and serve as Board of Directors for the local non-profit organization
  • scout women to apply and become accepted into the 261 Education Program for coaches and subsequently commit to volunteer as 261 Coaches
  • are passionate about managing and representing the local 261 Club (leadership, administration, and promotion)
  • have the expected skills:
    • Superior communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Flexibility to volunteer within a dynamic and changing environment
    • Marketing experience preferred
    • Non-profit experience preferred
    • are fluent in reading, writing and speaking English
  • ensure a one hour Meet Run occurs once/week for women in their area. This session must be noncompetitive and inclusive of women of all abilities. The skills and techniques to do this will be taught during the 261 Club Director certification course
  • connect with the 261 Fearless Inc. Team on an ongoing basis and submit regular reports to 261 Fearless Inc.
  • are open to attend virtual 261 Club Directors meetings
  • are able to identify financial resources to cover financial commitments associated with involvement ($800 training costs plus setup and legal costs, marketing, etc.)

Next Steps

If you meet the above requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Please fill in the application form and add your motivational letter and CV as attachment.

Once received, we'll be in touch about subsequent application steps.

Please note: without a successful completion of the 261 Business Training and certification course it is not permitted to set up and start a local 261 Club.


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