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Sport, Leadership and Social Change

Join us for this interactive webinar series as we critically examine how leadership, communication, and sport intersect to influence our culture and impact social change. Recently, sport has been a platform for addressing crises of power, gender, and race, not to mention a global pandemic, and brought into focus a need for change. Political, cultural, humanitarian, and health pressures have challenged the sports community to rethink the role and power of sport within society.

Each episode will aim to shed light on the ways sport can lead, and the ways we can lead through sport in 2020 and beyond.

Upcoming episodes

Episode 3 - Sport for Human and Social Development: Whole Athletes, Whole Communities

Sport has the power to shape and inspire not just individuals but whole communities. In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Walinga will be joined by a panel of athletes, researchers, and sport enthusiasts including Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Krista Van Slingerland, Matt Young, and Tom Hall.

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)

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Past episodes

Episode 2 - Women, Leadership, and Sport

Women are scoring victories for equity; however, the stats on representation and resource allocation for women in sport remain dismal. In this session, Dr. Jennifer Walinga discusses with Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a leader in gender equity working to ensure that women have equal access, support, and respect in sport.

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Episode 1 - Sport in Society: How Sport Influences Culture and Impacts Social Change

In this session, Dr. Jennifer Walinga, Cath Bishop, and Laryssa Biesenthal explore how sports intersect with social concerns and how political, cultural, humanitarian, and health pressures have challenged the sports community to rethink the role of sport within society, and have brought into focus a need for change in sport values and practice.

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