Essential Sports Governance

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Location
London

Level
Introductory

Date
To be confirmed

Duration
To be confirmed

Cost
Free

This one-day introductory course is perfect for governance leads and board members alike. Essential Sports Governance provides a detailed overview of the principles and the practice of sports governance, and how to get to compliance and beyond.

You will develop:

  • a practical understanding of key governance frameworks
  • awareness of the provisions of the Code for Sports Governance
  • the tools for effective governance of sports organisations
  • confidence to implement the requirements and best practice outlined in the Code 

You will receive:

  • a delegate pack containing notes and presentation slides
  • a certificate of attendance
  • Six hours CPD, accredited by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity 

This course may be of greatest use to Sport England’s new partners, funded at Tier 2 level.

Courses are held at The Chartered Governance Institute’s headquarters in central London and at Sport England’s training facility at SportPark in Loughborough.

Programme 

Time

Session

09.00

Registration and refreshments

09.30

Sports governance in context

  • What is it?
  • Why is it important?
  • Code for Sports Governance

10.00

Board composition

  • Role and size of the board
  • Decision-making powers
  • Chair
  • Skills
  • Independence
  • Term limits

11.00

Tea/coffee

11.15

  • Integrity and diversity
  • Duties of directors
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Code of conduct
  • Financial integrity
  • Diversity commitments, targets and reporting

12.00

Case study or practical exercise 

  • Conflicts of interest/loyalty

12.30

Lunch

13.15

Governance processes

  • Committees
  • Board recruitment
  • Induction
  • Evaluation

14.15

Policies

  • Financial management
  • Risk management

15.15

Tea/coffee

15.30

Communication and transparency

  • Publication of documents and information
  • Stakeholder engagement

16.00

Case study or practical exercise

  • Risk management

16.30

Close

 

Please note that sometimes the programme is subject to changes on the day.

Course leader

Rowland Jack

Rowland Jack is the founder of I Trust Sport, a sports governance and compliance company dedicated to improving sports governance through collaboration. He supports federations, NGBs, sponsors and other organisations on a range of governance projects. From October 2015 to September 2016 Rowland worked in-house at UK Sport as a governance consultant helping to develop the Code for Sports Governance. Before taking on his roles in governance consultancy, he worked in sports marketing and communications for more than 10 years, including at six editions of the Olympic Games, summer and winter. Rowland started his career at Sport England, where he worked on the National Lottery funding programmes and managed the chief executive’s office. In 2018 he joined up with two other sports governance specialists to start a second consultancy company, Governance United Ltd.

Upcoming dates

Upcoming course dates for
To be confirmed London

How to book

To book your place, please send us an email with your name, organisation and the name and date of your preferred course.

If you are from a Sport England or Sport UK funded partner, we will send you a booking link within two working days.

If you are from another sports organisation in the UK, we may still be able to offer you a place and will be in touch with more information.