The UTS Centre for Business and Social Innovation is hosting a seminar on leadership in 'sport for development', with international guest Dr Welty Peachey.
There has been an increased interest in sport for development among policy makers, researchers and practitioners over the past 20 years. Most research has examined the efficacy of interventions when it comes to achieving outcomes such as facilitating social inclusion of marginalised individuals, building social capital, and contributing to cross-cultural understanding and peace building.
Now, research is extending into the nature of leadership.
Guest speaker Dr Welty Peachey, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was involved in the first investigation of sport for development leadership in a US-based sport organisation. The research revealed the organisational founder and regional leaders exhibited servant leadership behaviors, as perceived by their followers. Top leaders in sport for development organisations are establishing a vision and aligning the organisation with that vision; empowering followers towards autonomy; fostering a growth mindset; and satisfying needs for relatedness.
The investigation of sport for development leadership is still in its infancy, and is a critical area of inquiry. In this presentation we will explore how both leaders and employees in sport for development organisations understand and utilize leadership, and how leadership meets the work-based psychological needs of employees.
Join us at UTS Business school to be part of the emerging conversation on sport for development leadership.
- The event is free, but RSVP is required, please click on the 'attend' button above to register.