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Training

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 Essentials Workshop: What sport leaders, coaches, and athletes need to know

Tuesday, February 28 - 9AM-5PM

Grief is our normal and natural response to loss. Given the mammoth amount of loss in the sport sector, leaders need to understand and better relate to the deep sorrow that they may experience or to better accompany those that are suffering.

Why is becoming grief and loss literate so important for sport leaders, coaches and athletes? Our current culture is grief-phobic and loss-denying. We do not encourage people to recognize, honour, and express their grief. Too often, athletes, coaches and leaders are encouraged, nay rewarded, for staying stay strong, being stoic, and focusing on the future. This can leave people feeling disenfranchised and needlessly isolated which in turn can lead to unnecessary anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and burn-out. We must do better.

Have a listen to Players’ Own Voice Anastasia Bucsis and Sport Law Partner Dina Bell-Laroche as they explore unexpressed grief and how losses accumulate over their career, creating unnecessary burden and pain.

To better support the sport sector, Dina has been offering this workshop since 2021 with a view of equipping sport leaders with grief and loss essentials. Previous participants have walked away feeling inspired, motivated to address some of the many ways we are denying our pain, and put in place measures to proactively address systemic inequities that contribute to unnecessary suffering.

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 sport

What’s Included:

  • A welcoming learning environment from Dina Bell-Laroche, a Professional International Coaching Federation coach who has extensive training in grief and loss
  • 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 on ZOOM, on Tuesday, February 28.

Please note the registration fee for this event is $495 + HST.

To register, click here.

For more information on the workshop, please contact Dina Bell-Laroche at DBLaroche@sportlaw.ca

Past Trainings

Conversation Matters: You Ask, We Share!

Mar 26, 2021 - 12:00PM

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, 2021 - 12:00PM

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, 2021 - 12:00PM

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, 2020 - 12:00PM

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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