LEAD092 Sport Leadership


Course Description

As a sport leader you're familiar with the challenging and complex scenarios that demand knowledge, judgment and diplomacy for positive outcomes. As organizational uncertainty rises, equipping athletes, managers, officials and administrators with ethical and sustainable navigation skills becomes imperative. Join us to achieve human, societal, and performance goals ethically and sustainably.

Course Outline

In this course you'll hone competencies to excel in self, team, and organizational leadership within a sports context. Dive into real-world sport cases and challenges as your training ground. Collaborate with your cohort and instructor to pinpoint your leadership strengths and chart a personal development path.

Topics Covered in the Course Include:

  • Module 1: Leading Self: Learners discover their leadership values, strengths and goals through interactive and reflective exercises including several personal leadership assessment, mentoring, and leadership planning tools.
  • Module 2: Leading Self (part 2): Introduces and explores concepts such as emotional intelligence, culture, interpersonal communication, psychological safety and several leadership models (transactional, transformational, servant, and instrumental).
  • Module 3: Leading Others: Introduces and explores principles and models of team leadership including phases of team development, process management, collaboration, group problem solving, communication design and leveraging diversity.
  • Module 4: Leading in Community: Through interactive and reflective exercises, explores large group, community, and organizational behavior and development concepts such as culture and communication, facilitation strategies, organizational change, social networks and complex adaptive systems.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course you'll be able to:

Lead Self

  • Demonstrate leadership competencies that are evidenced in daily practice
  • Respond and adapt under pressure Is a leader for ethics and values
  • Build productive and professional relationships

Lead Others

  • Understand and engage in mentorship best practices in terms of leadership, management and development
  • Drive a values-aligned culture

Lead in Community

  • Play a key role in supporting a clear vision and mission for the team and organization within which you operate
  • Prepare others to understand and feel comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Design communication systems and processes to support aligned cultural practices


  • Each week you will take part in 2 x 90-minute webinars involving instructor-led interactive exercises and practice.  
  • Estimated student effort: 5-6 hours a week with webinars, readings, activities and assignments.
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