A Message from United Soccer Coaches President
Dr. Missy Price
Building a partnership with Nevin and her team at Return On Inclusion is a top priority for us at United Soccer Coaches. Now more than ever, coaches and athletes are craving the knowledge and tools to create more inclusive spaces on their teams and I believe the work Nevin is doing is holistic, practical, and transferable to all levels of the game. We want to provide members with the best forms of education and career development, that's where ROI comes in. Having access to the ROI Inclusive Leader training will help United Soccer Coaches members foster spaces that make room on their teams for inclusive excellence, not as add-on but as the DNA of their culture. My goal has always been to strengthen the connections of community within our game and to help our members elevate their experiences to become the best version of themselves. We have a responsibility to each other and the game to dismantle inequities, fight racism, and advocate for change where it's needed so all of us, coaches, players, administrators, referees, and fans can feel part of the sport we love just by being ourselves - that's what inclusion means to me and why I believe this partnership is paramount.
United Soccer Coaches & ROI
Developing Inclusive Leaders
Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) is a sport-specific diversity and inclusion education platform dedicated to developing inclusive leaders. The self-paced learning modules strengthen our commitment to provide every coach and athletic administrator with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to support student-athletes, create healthy team cultures, and implement inclusive programs, policies, and practices.
Why Return On Inclusion?
ROI prepares coaches, administrators and staff to lead inclusively by:
- Building diversity, equity, and inclusion foundational knowledge to support social and cultural differences
- Standardizing learning to manage expectations and establish consistency throughout the soccer community
- Centering the evolving needs of athletes to build solidarity and trust
United Soccer Coaches convention Session
Understanding the Role of Coaches in DEI
Friday January 21, 11:00am-12:00PM CT
Kansas City Convention Center - CC 2215BC
Sponsored by soccer.com
Inclusive Leader Certificate
Eliminating Barriers to Inclusion
Each module covers inclusion priorities determined by athletic administrators and coaches to be the areas of greatest developmental need. ROI Founder and Course Instructor, Nevin Caple, will journey with you to help simplify complex concepts while you learn, grow and thrive as an inclusive leader. Upon successful completion of the Return On Inclusion™ Inclusive Leader Bundle, you will earn the ROI Inclusive Leader Certificate.
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Foundations
Cultural Competence & Managing Relationships
Overcoming Bias & Decoding Microaggressions
Unpacking Racism, Anti-Racism & Privilege
LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Gender Stereotypes
Inclusive Leadership & Strategic Plan Development