The adage “failing to plan means planning to fail” applies to risk management in sport. Many sport organizations have learned the hard way that they might have benefited enormously from having planned ahead to deal with a sudden incident, emergency, scandal or crisis. The current buzz about the … [Read more...] about Is Your Organization Ready for a Crisis?
We started writing this column 15 years ago. Our inaugural column was titled ‘personal risk management’. Written in 1994, we compared the then-new Coaching Code of Ethics to a survival guide which, if properly understood and acted upon, could form a part of every coach’s personal risk management … [Read more...] about Risk Management Revisited … or, Values Matter
During the last several months, the Centre for Sport and Law has been asked by sport organizations to help in the implementation of their discipline and appeal policies, specifically as they relate to member behaviour that is in violation of the organization’s code of conduct or code of ethics. … [Read more...] about Do You Know Who Your Members Are?
In a brilliantly straight-forward and understandable way, authors Rachel Corbett, Hilary Findlay and David Lech have identified and elucidated the “must know” components from years of experience in legal and risk management issues in the publishing of this book. The three individuals comprise the … [Read more...] about Book Review – Legal Issues in Sport: Tools and Techniques for the Sport Manager (2007)
In the last 6 months we have helped two of our client organizations, PSOs in two different provinces, deal with the aftermath of employee theft. For one organization, the outcome was the loss of tens of thousands of dollars, none of which is likely recoverable from the former executive director. For … [Read more...] about Staying on the Lookout for Fraud – Some Risk Management Advice
More than ever before, coaches are aware of the risks and responsibilities they assume when they coach. These risks and responsibilities include those that are legal in nature. No matter what their certification level, experience, employment or volunteer status, sport discipline, or location of … [Read more...] about Information Package on Legal Issues for Coaches