The Situation A director of a sport organization is appointed to the board because of his or her position in another organization or because that organization has voted the person to be its representative. These organizations are typically stakeholders in the organization (e.g., a provincial or … [Read more...] about Who’s the Piper: Dual Loyalties of Directors?
Late in 2011, Marie-Claude Asselin of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) wrote an informative and practical article on conflict of interest in sport. It is a great summary of the myths and realities/truths and falsehoods of the tricky business of managing conflict and bias in the … [Read more...] about The Myths and Realities of Conflict of Interest in Sport
Question: I am a member of a board of directors of a sport organization – my daughter is an athlete member of this organization. I sometimes hear people say that I am in a “conflict of interest position” and should not participate in some decisions the Board makes. Am I? And if so what should I … [Read more...] about Balancing the Responsibilities of Multiple Roles
Many times in this column we have written about a dimension of fairness – a concept that is central to the integrity of sport and also central to how individuals ought to act and interact in sport. What does fairness mean in the context of athlete selection? How do we allocate AAP cards fairly? What … [Read more...] about Conflict of Interest – The Sport Organization’s ‘Achilles Heel’
Increasingly, we are seeing coaches become members of Boards of Directors of sport organizations with which they coach. Perhaps this is part of the move by many sport organizations to select board members on the basis of expertise as opposed to representation based on regional affiliation. In any … [Read more...] about To Coach or to Direct – Is There a Conflict?