- 08:30 - 16:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
This session will cover the importance of good governance in every sector, not just the sporting world, and the challenges that face most organisations.
The governance in the publicly funded sport sector in the UK is recognised to be of a good standard with many exemplars of sports organisations with outstanding governance and exceptional leadership. To further build and improve on this achievement a new Governance Code for Sport has been created to reinforce the existing governance requirements of UK Sport and Sport England and set out the governance standards that will be expected of sports bodies seeking public funding with effect from 2017.
This session will give an insight on how Kids Run Free have brought down barriers of age and ability to make sporting opportunities available to all.
This session will present the guidance recently produced by ICSA detailing various boardroom activities and behaviours that can contribute to the effectiveness of sports bodies. It will also introduce the results of recent ICSA research on identifying, assessing and improving aspects of the governance culture within organisations.
The need for all sporting bodies to drive diversity, equality and inclusion at all levels is crucial to ensure fairness and true representation. Understanding the barriers for under-represented groups will help tackle the current imbalance and will encourage all sections of society to participate in sport.
Recent revelations of alleged state sponsored doping in Russia has reaffirmed the monumental challenge drug taking in sport presents. Not only does it impact on the integrity of sport but puts the health of athletes at significant risk. The quest to seek out the cheats and those looking for an unfair and illegal competitive edge, however, the effectiveness of the methods used to eradicate drug use continues to be debated.
Sporting Equals works with the Sport Delivery System to enable greater inclusion and equality for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. One positive example is its work with the Tennis Foundation to help engage under represented groups. The project has enabled wider access through the creation of serves site across the country in local community and faith based settings increasing involvement and access to tennis.
With the launch of the Government’s recent sports strategy, there has been an increased emphasis on measuring outcomes and understanding real impact. As a funder, we have always tried to be innovative in our use of technology to help our grant recipients, and aid our own understanding of whether we’re being effective, with a focus on being open and transparent about the challenges we’ve faced. This session will look at why impact measurement matters, the importance of collecting accurate data and what this actually means in relation to your outcomes, including a recent case study from the London Legacy Development Corporation.
In today’s environment sports bodies need to demonstrate openness and transparency, and be prepared to hold themselves accountable. These are key ingredients for building trust with their stakeholders.
Infonetica works with organisations to streamline their governance processes. Through implementing one of Infonetica’s systems for online ethics review, the NHS managed to significantly decrease the time to approval for clinical trials held in the UK. This session will outline some of Infonetica’s learnings from working within research integrity and governance, and suggest areas of overlap with sport.
The Sport Integrity Global Alliance is the only organisation to bring together sport, governments, academia, international organisations, sponsors, business, rights holders, NGOs and professional services companies, from every region in the world, around a common cause of fostering greater integrity throughout sport.
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