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Sport Law’s “Advancing your Game Training Series” will be offered throughout the year to sport leaders. Training topics have included good governance, leadership development, strategic planning, business planning, event management and marketing, legal issues, social media, and communications.

Each training is hosted by one or more members of Sport Law on a topic of importance to the Canadian sport community. We record our trainings. Previous training recordings can be obtained here.

Upcoming Training

Grief and Loss Literacy Workshop

December 8, 2021 - 9:00 AM

Our current culture is grief and mourning phobic, and does not invite people to recognize, honour, and express their grief. This mindset translates to different domains where we are too often encouraged to stay strong, be brave, and focus on the future. This leaves the bereaved person feeling disenfranchised and needlessly isolated and can lead to unnecessary anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and burn-out. As the current bereavement model treats loss from a clinical perspective, many are left floundering as they attempt to navigate the wilderness of their grief. Too often grievers are encouraged and rewarded to be stoic, pushing through the loss to focus on the next win, the next competition, the next goal. We must do better.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understanding grief and loss and important thanatological theories
  • Understanding the impact of grief and the many ways people cope
  • Exploring myths
  • Honing your capacity to better support people through loss
  • Inspiring change – creating more loss literacy in your profession

What’s Included:

  • A welcoming learning environment from a compassionate, skillful, and grief and loss informed facilitator and grief coach
  • A workbook and a list of resources to support your ongoing loss literacy efforts
  • Connecting with others who want to learn about grief and loss
  • A certificate of completion

The workshop will run from 9am-5pm EST, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Please note the registration fee for this event is $500 + HST.

To Register click here.

For more information, please contact Dina Bell-Laroche at 613-591-1246 or 613-294-4118 or dbl@sportlaw.ca

Past Trainings

Ontario Not-For-Profit Act Webinar – hosted by Steven Indig

October 27, 202112:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

After becoming an official act of the Ontario legislature in 2010, the ONCA will finally received Royal Proclamation by the Lieutenant Governor on October 19, 2021.  All not-for-profit Ontario sport organizations will need to become compliant with the ONCA by October 2024. Unlike its predecessor, the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”), the ONCA will exclusively govern all incorporated not-for-profit organizations in Ontario, including sport organizations. Back in 2017, due to the delays in proclaiming the ONCA, the provincial government passed the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act which amended the OCA to include some of the proposed changes in the ONCA. As a result, many organizations in Ontario may have already begun the process of becoming ONCA-compliant.

Now that the ONCA will finally take force, it means that all of the impending changes that sport organizations had to do in order to be compliant with the new legislation are now imminent.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understanding the most recent changes in ONCA (that affect organizations that have more than one type of membership)
  • Understanding who has the right to vote and who doesn’t, among membership categories
  • Understanding of Bylaw, policy, rules and regulation changes required
  • Understanding of steps required to ensure compliance by end of 3-year transition period

For more information on the webinar, please contact Steven Indig at sji@sportlaw.ca

Please note the registration fee for this event is $40.

To register and learn more about the ONCA and how your organization can comply with the (about to be new) law, you are invited to register for this webinar, by clicking the link below.

REGISTER NOW FOR THIS WEBINAR

NOVA Recruiting

Sept 29, 202112:00 PM

In a virtual environment, hiring the right person can seem daunting. Sport Law is here to help.

The NOVA Profile Job Recruitment Process can be used to support the Hiring Committee in crafting job descriptions that clearly communicate what the role requires and that aligns with the organization’s values. In addition, we help to ensure that the skills and competencies required of the new hire are prioritized so the Hiring Committee can better determine the best fit among candidates.

The process is guided by an Integral Coach who can support the Hiring Committee by providing them with examples of powerful questions to ask of each of the top candidates. Beyond traditional ways of checking references and reviewing resumés, the NOVA Profile Job Recruitment Process provides a refreshing and rigorous way to connect with your candidates. And for organizations that have already integrated the NOVA Profile within their culture, this becomes a great way to ‘onboard’ new people to create faster synergy.

Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!

Mar 26, 202112:00PM

Sport Law has launched Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!  free online sessions with real time advice for sport leaders from Partners Steven Indig and Dina Bell-Laroche. The intention is to give back to the sport community that we been serving since 1992 by providing effective measures to deal with what might be keeping them up at night.  In light of current world events, this week's conversation will remain flexible, based on questions from participants, and hopefully leave sport leaders feeling informed and inspired to put in place measures to manage COVID-19.

Who: Sport leaders who have questions about all things sport management including legal matters, employment, crisis, governance, financial, risk management, communications, and so much more.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and will have a maximum of 100 participants.

Flow: Each conversation will begin with the Partners welcoming everyone and offering a few comments on something topical that is affecting the sport community. They will then move into providing listeners with an opportunity to ask a question or share a perspective that they would like some advice on. Dina and Steve will create a safe and engaging environment for the listeners to address some very specific topics that will most certainly benefit the entire group.

Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!

Feb 24, 202112:00PM

Sport Law has launched Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!  free online sessions with real time advice for sport leaders from Partners Steven Indig and Dina Bell-Laroche. The intention is to give back to the sport community that we have been serving since 1992 by providing effective measures to deal with what might be keeping them up at night.  In light of current world events, this week's conversation will remain flexible, based on questions from participants, and hopefully leave sport leaders feeling informed and inspired to put in place measures to manage COVID-19.

Who: Sport leaders who have questions about all things sport management including legal matters, employment, crisis, governance, financial, risk management, communications, and so much more.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and will have a maximum of 100 participants.

Flow: Each conversation will begin with the Partners welcoming everyone and offering a few comments on something topical that is affecting the sport community. They will then move into providing listeners with an opportunity to ask a question or share a perspective that they would like some advice on. Dina and Steve will create a safe and engaging environment for the listeners to address some very specific topics that will most certainly benefit the entire group.

Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!

Jan 20, 202112:00PM

Sport Law has launched Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!  free online sessions with real time advice for sport leaders from Partners Steven Indig and Dina Bell-Laroche. The intention is to give back to the sport community that we have been serving since 1992 by providing effective measures to deal with what might be keeping them up at night.  In light of current world events, this week's conversation will remain flexible, based on questions from participants, and hopefully leave sport leaders feeling informed and inspired to put in place measures to manage COVID-19.

Who: Sport leaders who have questions about all things sport management including legal matters, employment, crisis, governance, financial, risk management, communications, and so much more.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and will have a maximum of 100 participants.

Flow: Each conversation will begin with the Partners welcoming everyone and offering a few comments on something topical that is affecting the sport community. They will then move into providing listeners with an opportunity to ask a question or share a perspective that they would like some advice on. Dina and Steve will create a safe and engaging environment for the listeners to address some very specific topics that will most certainly benefit the entire group.

Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!

Dec 9, 202012:00PM

Sport Law has launched Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!  free online sessions with real time advice for sport leaders from Partners Steven Indig and Dina Bell-Laroche. The intention is to give back to the sport community that we have been serving since 1992 by providing effective measures to deal with what might be keeping them up at night.  In light of current world events, this week's conversation will remain flexible, based on questions from participants, and hopefully leave sport leaders feeling informed and inspired to put in place measures to manage COVID-19.

Who: Sport leaders who have questions about all things sport management including legal matters, employment, crisis, governance, financial, risk management, communications, and so much more.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and will have a maximum of 100 participants.

Flow: Each conversation will begin with the Partners welcoming everyone and offering a few comments on something topical that is affecting the sport community. They will then move into providing listeners with an opportunity to ask a question or share a perspective that they would like some advice on. Dina and Steve will create a safe and engaging environment for the listeners to address some very specific topics that will most certainly benefit the entire group.

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