What's New at the Sport Law & Strategy Group

We would like to provide our readers with an update on some personnel changes and other activities at the Sport Law & Strategy Group.

Co-Founder Rachel Corbett is pleased to announce that she has been hired for a 12 month, full-time teaching position in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. After teaching sport management students part-time for 14 years, she is jumping in with both feet for a full-time gig. The position is limited to 12 months only and enables the University to smooth over some gaps in faculty due to secondments, sabatticals and a maternity leave.

Says Rachel "There is no better way to improve your own grasp of knowledge than by teaching it to 20-year olds". Rachel also likes the idea of helping to shape our sport leaders of tomorrow. The three associates of the Sport Law & Strategy Group will be working closely with Rachel to ensure that the needs of our clients are met over the next 12 months.

Partners Dina Bell-Laroche and Steve Indig also have news. Dina was recently certified as a Master Integral Coach® with Integral Coaching CanadaTM. Dina’s 14-month certification is recognized by the International Coaching Federation and Dina is among only a few Canadian sport leaders who have participated in this comprehensive human development learning certification program. “I’m really excited to share my coaching skills to support the professional development of our Canadian sport leaders” said Dina. Steve, meanwhile, is in training to compete at the FINA World Masters Swimming Championships taking place in Montreal, Quebec July 27 to August 10, 2014.

We also wish to announce that Co-Founder Hilary Findlay has resigned as a director of the Sport Law & Strategy Group after nearly 25 years of actively contributing to our work in the Canadian sport system. Over this time she has played a significant role in building our brand and reputation, and has also had a hand in several system-wide sport initiatives, including the creation of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Hilary continues as an Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Management at Brock University, engaged in research and teaching, and will be pursuing other sport-related interests.

Our associates are also embarking on new activities - after undergoing shoulder surgery in the fall of 2013, Kevin Lawrie has returned to playing baseball with a senior men’s league in Thornhill, Ontario. LeeAnn Cupidio has initiated a pilot project with PSOs in Ontario to engage in risk management assessments, modelled after the True Sport Risk Management Project which has been offered to NSOs since 2007. And our newest associate, Kathy Hare, will be moving from a staff position to a consulting role with Motivate Canada at the end of the summer and looks forward to working with a range of clients with our company.

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