Deadline Extended for Free Management-by-Values Workshop

Organizations that have completed the two-day "Introduction to Risk Management Workshop" can still apply to the CCES to participate in a free … [Read more...]

Free Management-by-Values Workshop for Selected Organizations

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is inviting expressions of interest from sport leaders who want to participate in a Management by … [Read more...]

Avoid sticking your head in the sand … deal with human resource problems proactively

I read with interest an article in the Ottawa Citizen about the rising number of public service executives who are seeking counselling to deal with a … [Read more...]

PSO Risk Management Workshops

Since 2007 the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to deliver the Risk Management … [Read more...]

Respectful work cultures – what sport organizations need to know about creating productive environments for staff and volunteers

On my way to Yellowknife, I printed off a dozen articles from the Non Profit Risk Management Center, a great source of risk management advice for … [Read more...]

Sport Events & Risk Management – More Than Just a Broken Arm

Hosting a successful sport event involves many factors, some of which involve taking risks or exposing your organization to potential risks. … [Read more...]

Manage your Risks by Managing by Values

Risk management is a concept that more and more sport leaders are embracing. In part, this shift towards proactive, integrated and system-wide … [Read more...]

Management by Values: A new way of doing business in Canadian sport – A discussion paper

by Dina Bell-Laroche and Rachel Corbett (originally written March 2008) A French version of this paper is provided here. The authors are … [Read more...]

Measuring workplace happiness … it makes good business sense

I recently read an article in the Ottawa Citizen that ranked Ottawa among the top 10 happiest out of 33 metropolitan areas across the country. The … [Read more...]

Coaching by Values

(The text of this article is also available in French) Inspired by my book on Values-in-Action: Igniting Passion and Purpose in Sport Organizations … [Read more...]

Hosting Successful Sport Events in Your Own Backyard

Is your organization looking to host a championship event? Whether your proposed event is international, national, provincial, or local the decision … [Read more...]

Lessons in Leading

What does it mean to lead an organization? Research and business leaders will tell you it comes down to culture. High performing organizations are … [Read more...]

Values in Action: Questions about the handbook

Dina answers questions about the handbook: How can this book make me a better sport leader? "This book was written with sport leaders in mind. … [Read more...]

Values-in-Action: What Sport Leaders Are Saying

Our new handbook, Values-in-Action: Igniting Passion and Purpose in Sport Organizations, was published just over five months ago. To date we have sold … [Read more...]

Risk Management Update

This post provides an update on some exciting risk management initiatives that have occurred over the past year. Risk Management Impact on … [Read more...]

The Role of Values in the Performance of National Sport Organizations

There are countless articles, research, and management books that suggest the positive impact of having a set of enduring values is well understood … [Read more...]

Values … Let’s Get Personal

We have written here before about the role that values can play in helping organizations improve their performance. But I am inspired to blog about a … [Read more...]

Living Your Organization’s Values

Recently, I held a workshop at Skate Canada’s Annual Congress and General Meeting in Toronto and shared my views on how sport organizations can … [Read more...]

Moving from Values Inaction to Values-in-Action: An Exploration of How Values Can be Managed Intentionally by National Sport Organizations (NSOs)

The study examined the intentional use of NSOs' stated values. Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) was applied to an Appreciative Inquiry … [Read more...]

Intentionally Managing Your Organizational Values

Over the past 18 months, I have been working towards my Master's Degree in the Applied Health Sciences (Sport Management) at Brock University.  I am  … [Read more...]

Linking Sport4Life with Management by Values: How Values Can Improve the Performance of Sport Organizations

A force for good – that is what most not-for-profit sport organizations set out to become. For that very reason, sport often attracts dynamic, … [Read more...]

Tapping the Performance Potential of Your Organization’s Values

Organizational values are often described as the glue that connects your mission to your vision. What we know to be true, however, is that in the … [Read more...]

Risk Management Revisited … or, Values Matter

We started writing this column 15 years ago. Our inaugural column was titled ‘personal risk management’. Written in 1994, we compared the then-new … [Read more...]

Management by Values

The time has never been better for sport organizations to consider the important role of values in their mandate and activities, and the contribution … [Read more...]