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Alberta Sport Leadership Conference

April 27 - 29 2017, Banff, Alberta

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What is the Alberta Sport Leadership Conference?

The 2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference is a training and development opportunity for the provincial sport sector aligning with the outcomes of the Alberta Sport Plan. The theme of this year’s Alberta Sport Leadership Conference is  “Celebrating Sport in Alberta”. Throughout the Conference athletes, coaches, officials, leaders, event hosts and volunteers will be recognized for their contributions to Alberta’s sport system. This year, the Alberta Sport Leadership Conference will be held on April 27-29, 2017 at the Banff Centre. Join us for some exciting speakers and a great chance to network with other professionals working in sport.

The conference program is designed around the following 5 elements of sport:

Sport is led by Quality Coaching

Sport Organizations Demonstrate Excellence

Sport Reflects the Principles of Athlete Development

Sport is Safe and Ethical

Sport is Inclusive and Accessible to Under-Represented Populations

Featured Presenters

LOOK WHO'S SPEAKING
Jennifer Moss
CoFounder and Chief Communications Officer, Plasticity Labs
Lorraine Lafrenière
CEO, Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)
Richard Way
CEO, Sport for Life Society
Gilmore Junio
2014 Olympian - Master of Ceremonies
Allison Sandmeyer-Graves
CEO, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
Brandy Tanenbaum
Play Safe Initiative
Richard Monette
Active for Life
Mark Tewksbury
Co-founder, The Great Traits - Host

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

AT A GLANCE
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kinnear Centre 100 Galleria
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kinnear Centre 101/103

Opening Keynote – Unlocking Happiness at Work

Jennifer Moss CoFounder and Chief Communications Officer, Plasticity Labs

Jennifer is the Cofounder and Chief Communications Officer of Plasticity Labs, a research and technology company that is on a mission to give 1 billion people the tools to live a happier, higher-performing life. She is an expert on the data-driven science happiness and emotional intelligence in the workplace.

7:00 am - 9:30 am
Vistas Dining Room
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Kinnear Centre 100 Galleria
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Kinnear Centre 101/103

Plenary – Celebrating the Power of NCCP Partnership

Lorraine Lafrenière CEO, Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)

Lorraine is a strategic thinker with excellent people skills and an enthusiastic approach to challenges who has played a leadership role in the sport community for many years.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Kinnear Centre 101/103

Plenary – The New Sport for Life Society Landscape in Canada and Alberta

Richard Way CEO, Sport for Life Society

Richard is the CEO of the Sport for Life Society and an architect of the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Kinnear Centre 200/300 Galleria
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kinnear Centre 303

Concurrent Session 1A – What is Responsible Coaching? The Alberta Pledge

Lorraine Lafrenière CEO, Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)

Lorraine is a strategic thinker with excellent people skills and an enthusiastic approach to challenges who has played a leadership role in the sport community for many years.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kinnear Centre 201

Concurrent Session 1B – Meaningful Competition & New Thinking

Carolyn Trono Director of Long-Term Athletic Development, Sport for Life Society

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10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kinnear Centre 203

Concurrent Session 1C – How to be a HERO

Jim Moss CEO, Plasticity Labs

Jim Moss, Chief Executive Officer of Plasticity Labs, is on a mission to give 1 billion people the tools to live a happier, higher-performing life.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kinnear Centre 301
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Kinnear Centre 200/300 Galleria
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 303

Concurrent Session 2A – Coaching Requirements in Relation to Standards of Competition

Peter Niedre Director, Education Partnerships, CAC

Before coming to the CAC, Peter worked at Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) for 10 years, first as the National Junior and U23 coach from 2006 – 2008, and more recently, as Director of Coach and Athlete Development, where he led CKC’s coaching education and athlete development programs.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 201

Concurrent Session 2B – Meaningful Competition & Rules Modification

Heather Ross McManus Sport for Life LTAD Expert Consultant

In her 15 years on the Canadian Women’s Trampoline Team Heather set Canadian and World difficulty records and was an early trailblazer in the sport.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 203

Concurrent Session 2C – Performance Assessment – Looking Back to Move Forward

Ron Wuotila RW Sport Performance Consulting

Ron has been fortunate to have worked in a diverse group of environments over the course of his career, including exposure to three unique sport cultures in Canada, the USA and Great Britain. He has worked within programs that have very different funding support systems.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 301

Concurrent Session 2D – Pathway to Safety and Risk Management: Approaches to Creating a Safe Environment

Todd Jackson Director, Insurance and Risk Management Hockey Canada

Todd joined Hockey Canada in 1997 as the organizations Manager of the Hockey Canada Safety Program, Speak Out Bullying, Harassment and Abuse Program, and overall risk management programming.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Vistas Dining Room
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kinnear Centre 203/205
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Kinnear Centre 200/300 Galleria
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Kinnear Centre 203/205

Plenary – 5 Key Elements for an Effective Concussion Policy

Brandy Tanenbaum Play Safe Initiative

Brandy Tanenbaum has a passion for driving community health through physical activity.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Kinnear Centre 203/205

Plenary – Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Donna Hately Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Donna has been working at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum for the past 18 1/2 years.

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 200/300 Galleria
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 303

Concurrent Session 3A – Moving Coaches from “Trained” to “Certified”

Peter Niedre Director, Education Partnerships, CAC

Before coming to the CAC, Peter worked at Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) for 10 years, first as the National Junior and U23 coach from 2006 – 2008, and more recently, as Director of Coach and Athlete Development, where he led CKC’s coaching education and athlete development programs.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 201

Concurrent Session 3B – Athlete Development Matrix & Judging Criteria

Heather Ross McManus Sport for Life LTAD Expert Consultant

In her 15 years on the Canadian Women’s Trampoline Team Heather set Canadian and World difficulty records and was an early trailblazer in the sport.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 203

Concurrent Session 3C – Tracking Your Strategic Plan

Ron Wuotila RW Sport Performance Consulting

Ron has been fortunate to have worked in a diverse group of environments over the course of his career, including exposure to three unique sport cultures in Canada, the USA and Great Britain. He has worked within programs that have very different funding support systems.

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 301

Concurrent Session 3D – Sport Related Concussions – An Update on the Evidence

Kathryn Schneider Sports Injury Prevention Research Center

Kathryn Schneider is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and a physiotherapist.

7:00 am - 9:30 am
Vistas Dining Room
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Kinnear Centre 200 Galleria
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Kinnear Centre 203/205

Plenary – Get More from Sport – What Purposeful Collaboration Looks Like

Richard Monette Active for Life

Richard Monette’s work, talents and credentials span the disciplines of business, education, and sport psychology. All of his activities in these domains are linked by his ardent passion for promoting human achievement and fulfillment.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kinnear Centre 203/205

Plenary – Moving Toward a National Injury Surveillance Strategy

Brandy Tanenbaum Play Safe Initiative

Brandy Tanenbaum has a passion for driving community health through physical activity.

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Kinnear Centre 200/300 Galleria
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 303

Concurrent Session 4A – The NCCP Business Model

Laura Watson Senior Coaching Consultant, Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)

Originally from Ottawa, Laura now lives and works in Vancouver, BC. A graduate of the Executive Education program at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, she also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics, a Diploma in Sport Science, and a Diploma in Coaching.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Banff Centre, Kinnear Centre 201

Concurrent Session 4B – Periodization of the Provincial and Club Competition Calendar

Stephen Norris Canadian Sport for Life

Dr. Stephen Norris is a leading performance consultant and sport scientist currently working with a select group of international performance organizations engaged in sport, business, and military endeavours.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kinnear Centre 203

Concurrent Session 4C – Going for Gold: Supercharge your Social and Digital Media Communication

Georgia Sapounas Digital Director, Canadian Olympic Committee

Georgia leads the digital team at the Canadian Olympic Committee and is responsible for the fan experience across all digital and social properties.

LOCATION
Banff, Alberta

Picturesque Banff is found in the heart of the Banff National Park, approximately an hour and a half west of Calgary. The town is a year-round retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, and it's close proximately to trails, ski hills, and hot springs, make it one of Canada's top tourist destinations.

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VENUE
THE BANFF CENTRE

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a quick, five-minute drive from the heart of downtown. Founded in 1933, it is a hub for the arts, leadership training, and cultural pursuits.

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ACCOMMODATION
STAYING IN BANFF

Accommodations are available on site! Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain, on 43 serene acres, the Banff Centre has two hotels to suit a range of experiences. All guests enjoy property-wide WiFi, parking, admission to The Banff Centre's Walter Philips Gallery, and PLUS Membership at our extensive fitness and recreation facilities. For more information, visit https://www.banffcentre.ca/hotels .

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