Sport Leaders Retreat: Registration Deadline October 5

(Ottawa, Ontario – October 1, 2018) -- The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the Sport Law & Strategy Group are once again offering the Sport Leaders Retreat to help sport executives from provincial, national and multi-sport organizations enhance their leadership skills. The program includes a Nova Profile personality assessment, two coaching conversations, and a two-day retreat that runs November 27-29 at a retreat-style venue in the Ottawa area. Don’t delay - registration is limited and the registration deadline is October 5, 2018.

Consider this a leadership development boot camp. The intent is for sport leaders to gain access to new ways of relating to self, others and the world around them. Leaders will:

  • Learn the importance of creating a values-driven culture;
  • Develop insight into leadership strengths and blind spots, including how to manage using multiple intelligences;
  • Develop an understanding of different leadership styles and ways to apply them;
  • Adopt strategies to communicate more effectively;
  • Increase awareness of different energy states;  
  • Experience different approaches to address difficult conversations; and
  • Participate in peer-to-peer discussions that address real life problems in a supportive learning environment. 

Here’s what you need to know:

Location: The retreat will be held at an Ottawa-area location to be determined at a later date. 

Dates: Arrive by 5:00 p.m. on November 27 and depart by 3:00 p.m. on November 29, 2018.

Retreat facilitator: Dina Bell-Laroche is a certified International Coach Federation and Integral Master Coach TM who has been working in the Canadian sport sector since 1991 in a variety of roles. As a partner with the Sport Law & Strategy Group, Dina brings compassion, skillful communications and wisdom to her work. Dina is looking forward to guiding sport leaders on this journey of self-discovery and heightened awareness.  

Participants: Sport executives (executive director, chief executive officer, chief operating officer) from national, multi and provincial sport organizations with a minimum of five years of senior leadership experience can apply for the Sport Leaders Retreat.

Investment: The cost is $2,000 + HST which includes a Nova Profile assessment; pre (1) and post (1) retreat individual coaching sessions; facilitated two-day retreat; nutritious meals; private accommodation; access to relevant leadership materials; and the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers.  

Next steps: Email Natasha Danschinko ([email protected]) by October 5, 2018 to confirm your interest. There are 12 spots available and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Background on the Sport Leaders Retreat: The Sport Leaders Retreat was inspired by the Sport Leaders Program, an initiative co-created by Coaching for Excellence and the Sport Law & Strategy Group, in partnership with the CCES, to enhance the leadership capacity of sport leaders, piloted in April 2017 with a 10-participant program.  

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

For further information, please contact:

Ben Lungo
Communications Officer
+1 613-521-3282 x3282
[email protected]