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champion

Medspeak-UK
A person appointed to advocate for the interests of a particular user group—e.g., ensuring that local services are accessible and meet local needs, identifying and addressing discrimination in access to treatment and services, and helping implement UK’s National Health Service Frameworks.
A champion may be a senior staff member in health or social services, a counsellor or a representative of the group concerned (e.g. older people).
 
Sport medicine
Titleholder, title defender, gold medalist, victor.
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By providing such training, managers send a message to the champion while also supporting the champion in his or her championing efforts.
The model of championing and the truths identified from research can be helpful in directing champions toward success.
Second, since people can be trained to exhibit transformational leader behaviors, those with the necessary personality characteristics and social skills could acquire championing behavior through transformational leadership training.