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Certificate in Sports Governance

Authors: Amanda Bennett, Kevin Carpenter, Rob Wilson

Published: March 2018 | ISBN: 9781860727238

This study text has been developed to support our Certificate in Sports Governance and includes a range of navigational, self-testing and illustrative features to help you get the most out of the support materials.

The text covers the syllabus for each module and is structured to help in planning a programme of study. Learning outcomes linked to the syllabus are highlighted to help students focus on the examination requirements for the Certificate.

The text follows a standard format and includes a range of features to encourage active learning and to help students apply principles and theory to real-life business situations, including:

  • stop and think scenarios
  • worked examples
  • test yourself review questions and answers
  • glossaries of key terms

The text provides an excellent guide for students, but also serves as a useful reference for anyone who needs an accessible and practical introduction to the subject.


Part One: The sports governance landscape

1.  General principles of sports governance

2. Approaches to sports governance

3. Governance and business challenges in sport

Part Two: Governance structures

4. Governance structures

5. Roles and responsibilities

6. Conflicts of interest

Part Three: Risk, compliance and finance

7. Managing risk

8. Ethics, compliance and legislation

9. Finance

Part Four: Engaging with stakeholders

10. Preparing for and conducting meetings

11. Stakeholders and funding

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