Sport North Leadership Conference

November 23rd & 24th 2019! 

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife, NT.

 

INTRODUCTION OF THE SPORT NORTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Sport North Federation will be hosting a Leadership Conference in conjunction with 3 NCCP Coaching Modules.  The Leadership Conference will focus on providing training to volunteer sport organizations in the areas of Gender Equity, Ethics, Communication, and Safe Sport.  The coaching modules offered throughout the weekend will be Make Ethical Decisions, Psychology of Performance and Developing Athletic Abilities.

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7:30-8:15 am

Yoga & Sport North Highlights

Join Sport North's own Tyler Rentmeister for an energizing Yoga session and get updates on Sport North's current work.

Presented by: Tyler Rentmeister

I WANT TO DO YOGA
9:30am-11:30am Managing & Preventing Concussions in Sport 

This session will share insights from the concussion conversation about management (via protocols and polices) and prevention (addressing attitudes/behaviors, rules, and training), provide an overview of The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)’s Headstrong Canada campaign, and link participants to the wide variety of online resources available through SIRC’s concussion hub. Content will be of interest for school administrators, teachers, coaches, and anyone touched by concussion in their professional or personal life.

Presented by: 

Debra Gassewitz, President and CEO, SIRC

Kim Gurtler, Manager, Programs and Operations, SIRC

I WANT TO MANAGE CONCUSSIONS
9:30am-11:30am Gender Equity

What is gender equity and why it is important?  This session will help you develop gender equity plans and policies for your organization.  It will include setting a gender equity vision, and an organizational self-assessment tool.

Presented by: 

Alex Grey, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

 Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT GENDER EQUITY
9:30am-11:30am Responding to Sexual Harassment and Abuse complaints

This interactive workshop will provide you with practical tools to respond to and follow up on sexual harassment and abuse complaints.   It provides background information and appropriate responses to a variety of complaints, such as from minors, through third parties and anonymous complaints.  It speaks to next steps, such as reporting to authorities, informal resolution and investigations and includes best practices to lower risk of complaints.

Presented by: 

Lise Maclean, BA, MBA, CHRP, CHRL 

Workplace Investigator and Human Resources Consultant Wiser Workplaces

I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT S.H.A.C
1:00pm - 2:30pm Safe Sport best practices

This interactive workshop will provide you with an overview of the Safe Sport movement, as well as some best practices you can implement in your organization. 

- Background of Safe Sport 

- Types of Misconduct:  Bullying, Harassment, Hazing, Emotional Misconduct, Physical Misconduct, and Sexual Misconduct

- Best Practices in Safe Sport:  Education, Prevention, Response, Policy and Procedure

- Scenarios

Presented by: 

Lise Maclean, BA, MBA, CHRP, CHRL 

Workplace Investigator and Human Resources Consultant Wiser Workplaces

I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SAFE SPORT
1:00pm - 2:30pm  Tapping into Social Media, Marketing & Communications

Marketing and communications should be among the core priorities of any organization. However, with limited resources and long hours spent focusing on core services, sport organizations may not always take the time needed to share their stories with the community at large.

In this session, Canada’s Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) offers best practices for effective storytelling and building a strategic, integrated communications plan that works for your organization. Learn from SIRC’s communications expertise and discover new, innovative strategies to reach your target audiences.

Presented by: 

Debra Gassewitz, President and CEO, SIRC

Kim Gurtler, Manager, Programs and Operations, SIRC

I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
2:45pm-4:15pm “I Wish I Had Known This Before”

What is the basis of your organization’s decisions? Whenever possible, the answer should revolve around knowledge, evidence and research.

 

In this session, Canada’s Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) shows how research can help build your plans or programs. Know what resources are available, where you can find them, and how you can use them to your advantage. Discover the power and impact of evidence-based decision-making.

Presented by: 

Debra Gassewitz, President and CEO, SIRC

Kim Gurtler, Manager, Programs and Operations, SIRC

I WANT TO KNOW!
3:30pm-4:15pm Meet the new NWT Multisport Games committee

Come meet a few Members of the newly formed NWT Multisport Games Committee, discuss priorities, direction, sport resonsiblities and steps requried to participate in the games. 

Presented by: Doug Rentmeister & Bill Othmer

I WANT TO MEET THEM!