Governance Bites

The sport and recreation sector hasn’t witnessed a pandemic like COVID-19 before and it has certainly changed our ways of working.  Boards have a unique role to perform during times of crisis and their duties stretch beyond regular business. Research indicates that the board should take a keen interest in crisis management capability of its executives and monitor their progress. 

Keeping the learning needs of the sector in mind during this pandemic, we have created a brand new suite of online webinars and courses. This year, we introduce Governance Bites 2020 – a suite of digital courses and webinars along with monthly blogs to support the training needs of the sector.

Members will be able to attend a number of these sessions free of charge as part of their membership benefits package. Members will also receive 50% off the cost of the remaining sessions.

Topic

Speakers/Consultant

Fee

25 June 11:00 - 12:00

Crisis Management: Revisiting Risk - Webinar 

Governance Team:

Martin Lindsey

Vijaya Panangipalli

Hayley Foster

Members: Free

Non-Members:£99

Description: Risk as we know it is not applicable to many organisations. However, the pandemic has brought new risks to the sport and recreation sector such as financial stability, staffing, board governance etc. Our webinar will aim to help you understand what new risks the sector has been presented with , what new trends are emerging and how, in theory, these could be contained.

Session complete

30 July

Organisational Resilience - Bite Sized Workshop 

External Consultant TBC

Members: £49

Non-Members: £99

Description: Organisational resilience has become  the new way of running a business in modern times. It is used by organisations to respond, recover and thrive during times of crisis. Our workshop will aim to explain what organisational resilience is, why it is important and how you can implement it as part of your resilience strategy.

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27 August

Strategic Management for Boards during COVID-19 - Panel Discussion

External Speakers/Governance Team

Members: £49

Non-Members: £99

Description: Every board member has their organisation’s strategy in mind when making decisions. But when crisis hits, boards tend to lean on short term planning and strategy becomes almost about survival. Our panel discussion brings in experts from the sector and beyond to discuss how boards are coping and how they should cope with strategy planning in the current climate .

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17 September

Digital Board Evaluation:Practical Guide and Support - Webinar

Governance Team:

Martin Lindsey

Vijaya Panangipalli

Hayley Foster

Members: Free

Non-Members: £99

Description: Board performance evaluations, also known as Effectiveness Reviews, create an opportunity for boards to self-reflect on their performance and evaluate improvement areas. Our governance team has conducted evaluations of a wide range of sport organisations since 2018. Our webinar sheds some light on best practice, what to expect from effectiveness reviews and mainly, how to conduct digital evaluations.

 

29 October

Practical Guide to Business Continuity - Bite Sized Workshop 

External Consultant TBC

Members: Free

Non-Members: £99

Description: Business continuity is a process which helps you plan ahead for potential disruptions to your organisation. Most businesses around the world embed the process into their work to help anticipate and pre-empt risks which threaten their survival. It could be as simple as flooding, losing a key employee, legal issues or any other. Our webinar aims to shed light on what business continuity means for sport organisations and tips on how to effectively produce a plan. 

 

26 November

Grassroot Governance: Support and Guidance - Bite Sized Workshop 

Governance Team:

Martin Lindsey

Vijaya Panangipalli

Hayley Foster

Members: £49

Non-Members: £99

Description: Our governance team has worked with various organisations to support grassroot governance and has aided in creating training, workshops and resources We know very well that governance should never be ‘one size fits all’ and hence our approach to working with grassroot organisations is to understand their position, challenges and then provide guidance according to their needs. We have worked with organisations such as the FA, the British Judo Association, Swim Wales and others. Our workshop aims to provide guidance on how NGBs can distil good governance to their clubs, regions and counties.

 

10 December

Corporate Governance and COVID-19 - Webinar

Governance Team:

Martin Lindsey

Vijaya Panangipalli

Hayley Foster

Members: £49

Non-Members: £99

Description: During the 2008 financial crisis, organisations folded because they did not have good governance practices and also because governance was not considered a priority. The sector is facing a challenge like no other and during these times, it is critical to understand how good governance practices can stabilise the board and the organisation as a whole. Our governance team will investigate the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to our doorstep, the impact it has had on our sector and how boards have reinvented their thinking.