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Winning in Sport and Business

Held in conjunction with the British Horseracing Authority and Team Ditcheat

May 9th 2019

WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION
Bob Reeves - Director FLS

Paul Nicholls (Team Ditcheat) and Eddie Jones (England Rugby Head Coach

In conversation with Richard Hytner (Director - FLS)


Q&A SESSION
Paul Nicholls, Eddie Jones and Richard Hytner

BREAKOUT SESSION
with Eboni Usoru-Brown and George Robson


CREATING A WINNING CULTURE - Team Ditcheat


Harry Derham (Assistant Trainer)

Clifford Baker (Head Lad)

Kate Nutt (Head Girl)

Hannah Roche (Personal Assistant)

Chaired by David Whitaker (FLS Associate)

WINNING - WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER


Col Lucy Giles (Army Logistics Corps, First Female Commander at RMA Sandhurst)

James Farndon (Performance Advisor - UK Sport)

Nick Rust (CEO, British Horseracing Authority)

Paul Mullan (Head of Sports Science, British Sailing)

Chaired by Vic Luck (FLS Director)


SUMMING UP
Frank Dick - Performance Consultant, Former GB Athletics Coaching Director

 

Taking control of emotion in sport, business and the military

FLS Workshop, Ashton Gate Stadium

March 11th 2019

WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION
Bob Reeves - Director FLS

NO PRESSURE
Frank Dick - Performance Consultant, Former GB Athletics Coaching Director


PANEL DISCUSSION

Eboni Usoro-Brown (England and Team Bath netball)

Elinor Snowsill (Wales Rugby, School of Hard Knocks)

Gordon Lord (Former Head of Elite Coach Development, ECB and RFU)

Mark Evans (Chairman, England Super League Netball, Director Capacity Consulting Ltd)

Lt Col Justin Baker (Centre for Army leadership, Sandhurst)

Chris Booy (Chairman - Bristol Bears Rugby)


Breakout groups

‘Emotion regulation strategies in sport and business’
Claire-Marie Roberts (Senior lecturer, Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of the West of England, Coach Development manager, Premier league Soccer)


Frank and Claire-Marie discussion

Q/A session with George Robson, Frank and Claire-Marie


Summary and workshop finish

 

annual fls conference, in partnership with
Loughborough University London
november 6th 2018

TURNING FOLLOWERS INTO LEADERS

CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION
Bob Reeves - Director FLS

‘Turn the Ship Around - Intent -based leadership’
David Marquet

Talk and discussion with Richard Hytner (Director - FLS)


Panel discussion

Discussion with Richard Hytner (Director - FLS)

Sarah Powell (CEO Sports Wales)

Steve Brown (CEO, RFU)

Dave Sheepshanks
(Chair FA St Georges National Centre, Burton)

Brigadier Bill Wright (Commandant RMA Sandhurst)

Eboni Beckford-Chambers (Lawyer, England Netball Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist)

Bill Sweeney (CEO British Olympic Association)

‘Legacy - 15 lessons on Leadership from the All Blacks’
James Kerr

Talk and discussion with Vic Luck (Director - FLS)


PANEL DISCUSSION

Discussion with Vic Luck (Director - FLS)

Jess Thirlby (Coach, Team Bath Netball)

Ben Ryan (Coach of Olympic gold winning Fifi Rugby 7’s)

Peter Moores (Nottinghamshire CCC Director of Cricket)

Chaired by Frank Dick (Former GB Coach Athletics)

SUMMING UP

Steve Swanton (Loughborough University London)


 

Foundation for Leadership through Sport
Loughborough University London
Conference Sept 2017

Staying at the top
Challenging from the Front in Sport and Business


'Conference Introduction'
Bob Reeves - Director FLS

'Preparing to win Olympic Gold and planning to do it again'
David Whitaker -Associate FLS
Danny Kerry - Coach GB Olympic Winning Womens Hockey team


'Developing a winning culture in sport'
Vic Luck - Director FLS
Chris Casper - Sporting Director Salford City FC

'Staying at the top as an athlete'
Panel, chaired by Kevin Bowring
Sarah Hunter (England Rugby captain)
Kate Richardson-Walsh (GB Hockey captain)
George Robson (ex Professional Rugby player)


'Staying at the top in Business and the Military'
Panel, chaired by Richard Hytner - Director FLS
Andy Cosslett (Chairman Kingfisher, Chairman RFU)
Lt Col Lucy Giles (Commander, New College, Sandhurst)
Richard Gray (Commercial Director Grays of Cambridge)
Harry Keogh (Managing Director, Coutts Bank)

'Taking it, developing it and making it the best in the world'
Eddie Jones (England Rugby head Coach)
Chaired by John Steele (Director of Sport, Loughborough University)


'Panel Discussion'
Chris Casper, Lucy Giles, Sarah Hunter,
Eddie Jones, John Steele

'Conference Summing-up'
Bob Reeves - Director FLS
Prof James Skinner - Loughborough University London


 

Foundation for Leadership through Sport and Accolade Wines
November 22, 2017

Creating a High Performance Culture in Sports Clubs

Bristol Rugby
Pat Lam- Director of Rugby/1st XV coach

Team Bath Netball
Jess Thirlby (Director of Netball)
Anna Stembridge (Head Coach)
Eboni Beckford-Chambers (Captain)


‘Creating a learning culture for long term involvement and success in sport’
Russell Earnshaw and John Fletcher
(England Under 18 Rugby coaches and RFU Player Development Managers)

Panel discussion
Panel, chaired by Vic Luck - Director FLS
Tim Griffin (Former CEO of Dell UK, INED Welsh RFU)
Peter Moores (Director of Cricket, Notts CCC, former England Head Coach)
Amanda Hassell (Colonel (Retired), Sports Organiser and Administrator)
Nigel Wray (Chairman Saracens Rugby, Director FLS)


Conference Summing-up
David Whitaker -Associate FLS
Bob Reeves - Director FLS

 

 

FOUNDATION FOR LEADERSHIP THROUGH SPORT AND SARACENS RUGBY CLUB

APRIL 4, 2018

‘THE SARACENS WAY’

Conference Introduction

Bob Reeves - Director FLS

‘Culture, Values and Behaviours’

Will Fraser - Director ‘The Saracens Way’


‘The Saracens Way’

Panel, chaired by Will Fraser

Calum Clark (Saracens player)

Will Skelton (Saracens player)

Dave Jones (Saracens Team Psychologist)

‘In conversation with Nigel Wray’

Nigel Wray (Chairman - Saracens Rugby Club)

Chaired by Richard Hytner - Director FLS


‘Leadership Perceptions in Premier Soccer Clubs’

Jacqueline Mueller (Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Sport Business LUL)

‘The Army Leadership Code’

Major Will Meddings (Leadership Development Officer, Centre for Army Leadership)


Panel Discussion

Chaired by Vic Luck - Director FLS

Lucy Giles (Commander, New College, Sandhurst)

Marieanne Spacey-Cale (Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Sport Business LUL)

Steve Swanson (Director of MSc in Sport Leadership at Institute for Sport Business, LUL)

Conference Summing-up

Bob Reeves - Director FLS


 

FOUNDATION FOR LEADERSHIP THROUGH SPORT

THE WRITING ROOM, MAIN PAVILION, LORDS CRICKET GROUND

JUNE 25, 2018

‘MODERN LEADERSHIP IN THE CHANGING WORLDS OF SPORT, BUSINESS AND THE MILITARY’

 

Conference Introduction
Bob Reeves, Director FLS

 

‘The Culture of Successful Organisations’
A brief follow-up to the workshop at Saracens in April, with
John Manley (former Laboratory Director, Cloud Computing, Hewlett Packard)


‘Modern Leadership in the changing worlds of Sport, Business and the Military’
Sir Rod Eddington (former CEO British Airways)

Panel Discussion
Chaired by James Farndon
(Performance Advisor UK Sport)
Gen Sir Peter Wall
(former Army Chief of Staff, CEO Amicus Ltd)
Sir Rod Eddington (former CEO British Airways)
Major Justin Baker (i/c Army Leadership Programme)
Helen Weir (CFO Marks and Spencer)


‘The Business of Sport’
Chaired by Simon Halliday
(Chairman of Rugby Europe)
Richard Bevan
(CEO Football League Managers Association)
Polly Handford
(Legal and Governance Director, Football Association)
Bill Sweeney (CEO British Olympic Association)
Rob Andrew (CEO Sussex CCC)
Mark Evans (Chairman of Netball Superleague)

‘The Changing World of Sport’
A player/coach perspective
Chaired by Alastair Hignell
(former Rugby International, County Cricketer, Broadcaster)
Chris Tavare
(former International cricketer, schoolteacher)
Gordon Lord
(former Coach Development Manager ECB)
Vic Marks
(former International cricketer, broadcaster/journalist)
James Farndon (Performance Adviser UK Sport)
Frank Dick
(ex GB Head Coach Athletics, Coaching Consultant)


Summary of the day’s programme
Kevin Bowring
(former Wales Rugby coach and RFU Elite Coach Development Manager)

 

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