Published January 15, 2020
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) are proud to collaborate on the annual Sport Leaders Retreat, an innovative leadership development program to support sport leaders from across the country, and across all sports, to lead with values.
Two Sport Leaders Retreats are planned for 2020: April 7-9 for sport managers and November 24-26 for executives.
Participants can expect to walk away from the Sport Leaders Retreat experience refreshed, renewed and inspired. With the introduction of the NOVA Profile, a powerful psychometric tool, sport leaders are able to better understand their behavioral preferences, connect with their motivations, and reflect on key topics such as trust, personal values, leadership philosophies and managing conflict. The beautiful retreat setting at Strathmere, near Ottawa, Ontario, allows for deeper conversations, an opportunity to pause and self-reflect, and time to connect with others who share similar passions and challenges.
“The CCES is committed to creating opportunities for sport leaders to lead from a place of values. One of our commitments from the Values Proposition Symposium in 2018 was to concentrate our collaboration with organizations who believe in a management by values ethos. We know from experience and research that when the stewards of sport are aligned around values, risks decrease and organizations thrive,” said Karri Dawson, Senior Director of Quality Sport at the CCES.
“The Sport Leaders Retreat is creating ripples of change across the sport sector. This work is so important, and we are humbled by the impact we are witnessing as participants commit to lead with values, communicate with purpose and manage with integrity,” said Dina Bell-Laroche, Integral Master CoachTM and SLSG Partner.
To meet the demand for practical, inspiring and sport-specific leadership opportunities, there will be two Sport Leaders Retreats in 2020:
Here’s what sport leaders have to say about their experiences at previous Sport Leaders Retreats:
Launched in 2017, the SLSG designed the Retreat to introduce sport specific training to sport leaders from across the country. The program has since expanded to include retreats for female leaders, managers and other stakeholder groups looking for customized leadership experiences. For information about a custom-designed Sport Leaders Retreat for an organization or group, please contact Dina Bell-Laroche at DBL@sportlaw.ca.
Today’s complex environment requires leaders to lead differently. The CCES and the SLSG are both dedicated to values-based sport and care about making a positive impact. To do so, we recognize that an investment in strengthening the leadership capacity of sport stewards goes a long way to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all participants. It’s our way of contributing to a fair, safe and open sport system.