Sports governance resources

New Report

ICSA’s new report on organisational culture in sport, drawing on contributions from those engaged in running sports organisations and experts in the sector, considers some of the pressures which sports bodies face in terms of their organisational culture and gives those in leadership roles an indication of where to look in their organisation for evidence of the prevailing culture. This can be both a quantitative and a qualitative endeavour and should be seen as an ongoing process, rather than a one-off exercise.

Identifying and changing organisational culture is acknowledged to be challenging, but can also be valuable, contributing to long-term sustainability and present success. This report should provide some of the tools necessary to start the process. Read the report to find out more.

Download the Organisational culture in sport report

Sports Governance Conference, 1 November

At the conference we will look at the different facets of governance and the fundamental principles that organisations must uphold. Hearing from a range of expert speakers, delegates will gain insight into risk management best practice, effective financial oversight and transferable lessons in stakeholder engagement from the corporate sector. We will also discuss the role of independent NEDs and the challenges the sport sector faces in attracting more diverse talent into the boardroom.Find out more and book your place now.

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Governance

The ICSA Level 4 Certificate in Sports Governance is an introductory programme suitable if you are working, or looking for a job, with governance responsibilities in a sports organisation. The qualification examines how organisations are expected to operate and, in particular, implement the principles of the new Code for Sports Governance.

Learn about the main issues and the impact poor governance and lack of accountability can have on an organisation, based on how UK sports bodies are structured.

Develop good governance practices that ensure you remain compliant with regulatory requirements while engaging your key stakeholders.

Registrations are now open Find out more

One-day Training Courses 

Effective Minute Taking

Date: Various dates across the year
Location: London

This interactive course provides practical guidance on how to overcome most problems faced by minute takers and to achieve accurate minute taking.
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Effective Chairing Skills

Date: Various dates across the year
Location: London

This one-day course looks at the skills chairs need for delivering a successful meeting through the three following aspects; careful planning (before the meeting), chairing capability (during the meeting) and critical evaluation (after the meeting). This programme is a combination of classroom teaching, interactive exercises and sharing of experience through roundtable discussions.
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Bespoke Training

ICSA also provides bespoke training at your office at a time that is convenient for you. We always engage closely with our clients to develop training solutions that can result in long-lasting, positive change to the way your organisation works. Find out more details here 

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