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The Director of Sport in an Independent School (Part One)

With Neil Rollings, Tuesday 2 March, 6.00-8.30pm UK Time via Zoom.

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    This long-running, and popular, seminar, is aimed at recently appointed Directors of Sport, and those applying for these jobs in the future.    It considers the changing role of the Director of Sport in the independent sector.  It will also examine what constitutes a successful modern programme of sport and exercise and the communication of a compelling vision for an active school community.  The seminar will introduce the leadership and culture building dimensions of this position, and the ways in which the leader can engage followers.

    The principal issues of school sport in the twenty first century will be considered, to enable participants to build an inclusive programme of sports performance and participation within a culture of health and fitness. 

    This content is usually delivered as a single, day-long seminar.   Until it is possible to resume this, it will be run as two separate sessions of two and a half hours each.  These can be attended separately, or in sequence.  Both will be interactive, and delivered through presentation, discussion and case studies.

    Part One

    Leadership, Management and Culture-Building

    • What is a Director of Sport?
    • Becoming a leader
    • Establishing the success criteria
    • Building a culture
    • Proactive communications with parents
    • Effective management
    • Dealing with difficult people

    Part One only:  £ 75 plus VAT per person

    Part One and Two together (same delegate): £ 120 plus VAT (*please indicate on our booking form if you have booked both sessions)

    Tuesday 2 March, 6.00-8.30pm via Zoom.

    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings was Director of Sport in four HMC schools, over a 21 year career. He was an ISI Inspector and he now works with schools to develop and audit modern sports programmes and with Heads to appoint Directors of Sport. He is a regular conference speaker, influential blogger on school sport issues, and Chairman of PADSIS.

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