Sport Leaders Retreats: Registration Deadline February 15

(Ottawa, Ontario – January 30, 2019) -- The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the Sport Law & Strategy Group are offering the Sport Leaders Retreat to help sport leaders from provincial/territorial, national and multi-sport organizations enhance their leadership skills. The retreat includes the Nova Profile personality assessment, two coaching conversations, and a 2.5-day retreat to run March 26-28, 2019 and/or November 26-28, 2019 at the Strathmere Lodge in Ottawa, ON. Registration deadline: February 15, 2019.

This leadership development boot camp is designed 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.

Don’t miss out! Here’s what participants of previous retreats have said:

“…this leadership experience was one of the best designed and helpful I have had in my sport career.”

“…practical and extremely useful professional development opportunity for senior leaders.”

“…you can’t ask for a better space to let go, absorb and transform.”

Retreat details:

Location: The Strathmere Lodge. This hotel and spa sits on 200 acres, 25 minutes from the Ottawa International Airport.

Participants: Retreats are open to sport executives (executive director, chief executive officer, chief operating officer) or senior managers from national, multi and provincial/territorial sport organizations or government agencies with a minimum of five years of senior leadership experience.

Dates: We intend to host two retreats in 2019. Please indicate whether you would prefer March 26-28, 2019 or November 26-28, 2019.

Investment: The cost is $2,100 + HST, which includes a personalized Nova Profile assessment; two individual coaching conversations (one pre and one post retreat); facilitated 2.5-day retreat; meals; private accommodation; access to relevant leadership materials; and the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers. 

Facilitator: Dina Bell-Laroche is a certified International Coach Federation and Integral Master CoachTM 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 companioning sport leaders on this journey of self-discovering and heightened awareness. 

Next steps:

Email Natasha Danschinko (ndanschinko@cces.ca) to confirm your interest no later than February 15, 2019. There are 10 spots available per retreat 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 a collaboration between Coaching for Excellence, the Sport Law & Strategy Group and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to enhance the leadership capacity of sport leaders.

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 making sport better by 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:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca