Leading Sports Governance

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Location
London

Level
Intermediate

Date
26 October – 27 October 2020

Duration
2 days

Cost
Free

This two-day intermediate course focuses on the key role of the leader in sports governance in delivering and supporting effective governance. It will benefit those who have begun to establish their governance role or function and are seeking to further their impact. Leading Sports Governance is a progression from the one-day course. It addresses core activities and key governance milestones and looks at what it takes to run an effective board.

Through a combination of teaching and interactive practical exercises, this course develops governance leaders' understanding of key governance processes, effective meetings and decision making, and appreciation of board culture and dynamics.

You will develop:

  • mature governance literacy, aimed at developing a post-compliance culture of good governance
  • an understanding of the ‘softer’ dynamics of relationships on boards and committees 
  • an understanding of stakeholder relationships
  • keys to effective decision making

You will receive:

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

Completion of the Essential Sports Governance course is not necessary for entry to Leading Sports Governance for those with sufficient knowledge and experience, gained either through formal learning or practical application.

Courses are held at The Chartered Governance Institute’s headquarters in central London and at Sport England’s training facility at SportPark in Loughborough and do not include accommodation.

Programme 

Day 1

 

Time

Session

09.00

Registration and refreshments

09.30

Introductions and recap of Essential Sports Governance

  • Board composition
  • Duties of directors
  • Integrity and diversity
  • Governance processes
  • Policies

10.30

Managing board meetings

  • Process and timetable
  • Agenda and papers
  • Discussion and decision-making
  • Reporting

11.30

Tea/coffee

11.45

Case study or practical exercise

  • 'We never get through the agenda properly'

12.30

Lunch

13.15

High-level milestones and process

  • AGM
  • Board
  • Strategic planning
  • Committee meetings
  • Budgeting

14.15

Key Committees

  • Audit and risk
  • Nominations

15.15

Tea/coffee

15.30

Case study or practical exercise

  • Changing Articles to implement governance reforms

16.30

Close

 

Day 2

 

09.00

Effective relationships within the board

  • Challenge, support, diversity of thought and teamwork
  • Role of the chair and senior independent director

10.00

Effective relationships between the board, staff and stakeholders

  • Board and staff
  • Board and stakeholders

11.00

Tea/coffee

11.15

Decision-making process

  • Strategy v operations
  • Immediate v long-term
  • Role of committees

12.00

Case study or practical exercise

  • Managing tensions among board members

12.30

Lunch

13.15

About board culture

  • Definitions
  • Integrity
  • Values and behaviours

14.15

Influencing and measuring board culture

  • Management consultancy tools
  • Surveys
  • Quantitative measures

15.00

Tea/coffee

15.15

Whole board understanding

  • Induction
  • Training and development

16.00

Case study or practical exercise

  • 'I’ve been in this sport for 30 years. I don’t need training'

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
26 October – 27 October 2020 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.