Strategic planning is one of the ways sport leaders can minimize uncertainty, create a galvanizing vision to rally the troops, express shared values that reflect a higher purpose, and set priorities of the most important goals the organization wants to achieve on behalf of its members and its … [Read more...] about Dynamic Planning
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!
I recently completed a project for Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) related to their existing National Training Centres (NTC) and the development of a long-term NTC strategy. The executive summary report from the project can be found here. The project included interviews with high performance funding … [Read more...] about National Training Centres: The Single vs. Multi Centre Challenge
When I won my first case as a lawyer, I remember proudly announcing it to my then Director General. He immediately shot back with a question that would forever change my approach to law. He asked: “Was justice done?” Since I was expecting at least some form of congratulations, I looked at him … [Read more...] about Doing Law Differently, In the Best Interest of Sport
I recently had the pleasure of joining the leadership team for the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) at its Forward Command Centre prior to the event as well as during the race. The marathon, organized by the Canada Running Series, is Canada’s second largest marathon, host to … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon
This is the second of a two-part blog. Read part one here. I recently participated in several excellent webinars on the topic of emergency planning, including how the Calgary non-profit sector responded to the southern Alberta floods in 2013, and how the telecommunications company TELUS responded … [Read more...] about Emergency Preparedness Planning & Lessons from Recent Natural Disasters: Part 2