I have been writing about governance gremlins and outdated sport systems over the past year and my hope with this blog is to share some of the highlights from an inspiring conversation with the CEO of the National Golf Owners Association Canada (NGCOA) Jeff Calderwood. Jeff was kind enough to share … [Read more...] about Inspired Governance – A Way Forward For Sport Leaders
Over the past 27 years, the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) has written hundreds of articles on topics related to the law, planning, leadership, and governance. Some of our articles have pushed boundaries and buttons. Our intention is always to serve in the best interest of the sport … [Read more...] about Governance Gremlins Threaten Sport’s Ability To Thrive
Since 2007, I have had the privilege to facilitate enterprise risk management workshops (ERM) with 56 National, Multi-Sport, Provincial/Territorial and Community Sport Organizations. In collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and funded by Sport Canada, the findings from a … [Read more...] about Our 2019 Wish List for Safe, Respectful and Thriving Sport Environments
We last wrote about Criminal Record Checks – a Discussion for Every Sport Organization in January 2016 and its time to update our knowledge in this area. This blogpost will review the new Ontario Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, discuss some national best practices with regard to criminal … [Read more...] about Evolving Challenges with Police Record Checks
Over the past number of months, I have been working with several clients to realign their financial management systems, bring their daily financial management in-house, and conduct exhaustive reviews of their financial data. It has been an interesting and challenging time to say the … [Read more...] about Auditing the Auditors
Dispute resolution and abuse in sport are intersecting issues that can be addressed by policies (the current approach) or by an independent dispute resolution officer (an exciting new approach). The new “Commissioner’s Office” may be a good fit for your sport organization. In 2014, we helped … [Read more...] about Does a Commissioner’s Office make sense for your sport organization?