New “Sports Governance Education Program”

Board Members of local sport organizations are facing an ever increasing list of problems previously unimaginable. They also find themselves under increased scrutiny to demonstrate accountability and transparency to a host of stakeholders – parents, government officials, the media, team players, coaches and trainers and the staff members that support the organization.

The Sports Governance College is now offering them a lifeline.

A new training program is being offered by the College called The Sports Governance Education Program™. It is designed to help Board members in driving and sustaining the success of their sports organizations though better governance and risk management.

The program is taught by world class governance experts and is intended for board members and executive directors of sport organizations of all sizes.

The program involves six, three hour evening sessions, taught once a week from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, starting March 21st. Cost is $600 for each registrant and even includes a light dinner each evening.

Session topics include:

1.      The Principles of Good Sports Governance

2.      Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Culture

3.      Introduction to “basic” Financial Literacy

4.      Good Boards Need Good Directors

5.      Developing Strategic Thinking vs. Strategic Planning

6.      Risk Management

The program is officially endorsed by the Burlington Sport Alliance, Sport Hamilton and two CFL football teams (The Toronto Argos and BC Lionss)!

For more information or to register, please go to: or email


The Sports Governance College™ promotes the highest standards of professionalism in the governance of sports organizations of all sizes – local, provincial and national. Its goal is to provide educational programs that will acquaint Board members and Executive Directors with their governance options, their implementation, best practices, and their consequences.

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