Sports governance resources

New report: Future of Sports Governance – Beyond Autonomy

The Future of Sports Governance – Beyond Autonomy is the latest in ICSA’s Future of Governance series which looks at key areas of the economy in turn, addressing the principal issues in the governance environment and reflecting on future directions.

This report addresses the claims to autonomy and self-regulation which sports bodies have traditionally made for themselves and considers how these have been affected by the sector’s growth, its changing role and the various pressures under which its organisations operate. Focusing on the UK and primarily on publicly-funded bodies, it assesses the governance challenges recently faced and looks ahead to some of the issues yet to be tackled.

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Sports Governance Handbook

Sports Governance Handbook

Sports Governance Handbook is a practical and accessible resource which combines important governance theory with the practical application of such in sports organisations. It explains the main principles, explores challenges facing the sector and looks at developing areas from finance and funding to ethics and culture.

Equipping readers with the knowledge and key skills necessary to succeed in roles with governance responsibilities across the sports sector, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in a sport’s governing body, league or club.

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Certificate in Sports Governance

The Certificate in Sports Governance is an introductory programme that equips those working in a sports organisation with the knowledge and key skills necessary to develop good governance practices.

Currently booking for autumn 2019. Find out more

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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