Leading Sports Governance

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This 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 Essential Sports Governance 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.

This training has been adapted to an online format and will be split into five separate two-hour sessions across a 2 week period. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to complete this course. 

Programme and dates coming soon. 

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
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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.