How can we advance para sport in Alberta? David Legg with Alberta Para Sport and Catherine Gosselin-Despres from the Canadian Paralympic Committee will guide a discussion with leaders in this session of what’s next for para sport in Alberta and what can be done to be even more inclusive in this area.
Join representatives from the Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary, Coaching Association of Canada and the Alberta Sport Connection as they lead a facilitated discussion on the challenges and opportunities with the National Coaching Certification Program here in Alberta.
Topics of discussion will include training, certification, online delivery and The Locker platform. Session 2 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
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
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.
This session is designed to empower staff, board members, coaches and sport professionals with practical information to help enhance child and youth safety in sport. It will increase awareness of the issue of child sexual abuse while highlighting the importance of understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct and reporting inappropriate behaviour.