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Leadership - innovation, creativity and critical thinking (Scotland)

10 April 2013 9.30am - 3.30pm
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This session will be engaging, challenging and humorous, yet with serious thought-provoking messages of change for yourself and organisation in the 21st century.





Time Event
9:30am Registration, networking and welcome refreshments
9:55am Welcome from the National Management Chair and Board members

The art of democratic leadership - simplexity

Dr Paul Thomas, BBC Wales Business Doctor

Paul’s keynote session will discuss the reasons why current management thinking is arguably failing organisations as it is suited for a business world which no longer exists. Such outdated thinking in turn reinforces poor performance and stifles creativity. It is Paul’s belief that “simplexity” will give us the best insights we can get into the nature of organisational behaviour – making it more human, resilient and passion-driven.

Drawing on over 12 years’ experience of both academic research and enabling change in real-world businesses, Paul will suggest that putting the ‘Human-mess’ back into leadership is vital for creating sustainable, robust organisations with healthy and committed employees. He is that rare thing – a charismatic speaker who combines cutting-edge research into company development with extensive management experience in both the private and public sectors.

Paul is the founder of the consultancy firm DNA Definitive and has featured in the BBC Radio Wales documentary series “The Business Doctor” where he explored how changing the mindset of business can enhance organisational sustainability through the empowerment of frontline staff.


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Future challenges for the sport and physical activity sector

Prof Barrie Houlihan – Professor of Sport Policy, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University.

The event’s second keynote will see Professor Houlihan challenge the audience to critically consider both their service’s position within the current sector environment and the local context in which they work.

As well as a key research and teaching position at the UK’s leading sporting university, Barrie has worked with the entire spectrum of sport and physical activity bodies – from NGBs, through government departments and agencies and the European Union to global sporting organisations – experience which makes his a unique perspective into our industry.

He’ll explore the challenges sport and physical activity professionals face and suggest the local and national actions needed to ensure these can be overcome and sector success delivered.


CIMSPA update and Membership Survey feedback

Marc Newey Interim Chair, CIMSPA and Sean Holt, CEO, CIMSPA

This session will be presented by Marc Newey and Sean Holt and will be an opportunity for members to hear the feedback on the first CIMSPA membership survey. It will also be an opportunity for members to discuss the performance of and challenges facing the Institute and to learn about the latest developments that will help accelerate its evolution.


Close and networking opportunity

 All details and event programme correct at time of going to press but may be subject to change.

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Glasgow Club Scotstoun
72 Danes Drive
G14 9HU