By LJ Bartle and Tia Wintre Two years ago, we made one of those big life decisions to leave an organization we both cared about deeply. As leaders of HIGH FIVE, a national quality standard for sport and recreation, we both felt pulled to work differently, while still trying to make a difference … [Read more...] about A Journey To Safe And Thriving Sport
By Tia Wintre and LJ Bartle In life, people want to shape their experiences and feel empowered to be part of the decision-making process. It makes people happy to feel connected, appreciated and valued - leading to a healthier way of being. While in theory it seems like such a simple concept to … [Read more...] about Engaging Athletes – the value of involving your most underrated stakeholder
I have written numerous blogs on methods to advance the governance and leadership of Canadian sport. I, along with my colleagues at the Sport Law & Strategy Group, host hundreds of workshops, presentations, and webinars in boardrooms across the country and we feel privileged to do so. We are in … [Read more...] about Aligning our sport system – A not so radical idea!
The number of travel policy related requests and questions has increased at the SLSG in recent months, and the importance of preparing for international team travel feels greater than ever. Canadian sport organizations want to know how they can mitigate their risk for teams or delegations that are … [Read more...] about International Team Travel and Preparing for Risks Across Borders
My partner (and friend) Steve Indig is an avid basketball fan and sent me the link to the Silver Memo, which highlights the NBA Commissioner’s recent direction to "strongly" encourage all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations, including in leadership roles. Not surprising … [Read more...] about Making better decisions – Why having multiple perspectives reduces risks
A problematic issue has emerged in some sport dispute cases in the #metoo aftermath. We are sharing this blogpost to remind sport leaders that every individual’s fundamental legal rights must be protected and that sport organizations must respect their legal duties and obligations. The SLSG has … [Read more...] about Sport Disputes After #MeToo: Now What?