Join representatives from the Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary, Coaching Association of Canada and Alberta Sport Connection as they lead a facilitated discussion on the challenges and opportunities with the National Coaching Certification Program in Alberta.
Topics will include training, certification, online delivery and the Locker platform. Session 1 of 2.
This presentation will draw on a wide range of scholarly research and best practices related to talent identification and development in sport. It will begin by discussing some of the key challenges, and some promising solutions, to identifying those prospects with the greatest potential to become the elite performers of the future. It will then describe the essential characteristics of some of the most successful athlete development environments in the sporting world.
Finally, it will offer a new conception as to how the Alberta Sport System, and each sport within it, might re-imagine our approach to talent identification and development for the benefit of the many athletes who we serve.
Sport Reflects the Principles of Inclusive Athlete Developmental Environments
This session will aid organizations in understanding hot legal topics effecting the sport sector. This presentation will expand on topics such as employees vs. contractors, conflict management, the legalization of cannabis, waivers and more. Awareness and education is a powerful tool to minimize legal risks.
Sport organizations must have the proper policies in place to ensure a Safe Sport environment for all participants. In this timely session, lawyer Steve Indig will discuss how to improve your code of conduct, discipline and complaints policies, and screening procedures to increase protections for athletes, coaches, and volunteers.
Steve will also review whistleblower policies, the ombudsman concept for sport, how activating your policies and educating your stakeholders can reduce harassment and abuse in all areas of your organization, and more.
Additionally, participants will learn about good governance principles and Board composition considerations.
Safe Sport Organizational Effectiveness
Many organizations state they’re aware of the positive impact embracing diversity and inclusion can have for their teams both personally and professionally. And they have good intentions and have begun efforts but aren’t sure what a true diversity and inclusion program could look like at the next level.
Worley notes it’s time to move beyond awareness and initial efforts, and go deep to reflect the diverse population of your organization’s team, clients and supporters.
Child Sexual Abuse – Awareness and Education in Sport
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a national charity that works to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse and exploitation, will provide an overview of their organization, the work they are doing in sport, the scope of the problem of sexual abuse, and highlight tools available for sport to help mitigate risk.