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Understanding the new CIMSPA management pathway

Phill Wright, Business Transformation Manager, CIMSPA
Helen Hiley, Education officer - Higher Education, CIMSPA

By the time we meet for conference in Derby, CIMSPA will have launched an all-new management pathway for sport and physical activity, built on professional standards.

The new suite of management awards sequence through aspiring, entry and general manager levels, adding structure and status to our sector’s management pathway. There will be delivery flexibility and full portability, with candidates able to transfer their learning across employment changes.

It will be recognised across the sector and backed by the CIMSPA shield of quality – employers will understand exactly what a holder can be deployed into and will simply interview to assess “team fit”. This suite has been developed to fill a vacuum in management development that employers have identified and asked CIMSPA to resolve.

Join this breakout session to discover its potential for both yourself as a manager to find your next job, and how the new suite will help your organisation streamline recruitment and build personal development plans for team retention.

Then, stay in this stream for the next step – gaining your royal chartered status.

Sector managers – earning your royal chartered status

Nick Sellwood, CIMSPA Lead Chartered Assessor
Danielle Peel, Head of Organisation, Design and Development, CIMSPA

Chartered membership pathways are in place for managers to follow. Chartered status is a powerful symbol of your individual achievements and signifies a commitment to professional recognition as we build a recognised and respected profession for our sector.

In this workshop, Nick and Danni will take you step by step through the process of becoming a chartered member – showing you best practice and maximising your chance of a successful application. Now is the time to join the growing ranks of our sector’s chartered leaders and gain parity of esteem with other recognised professions.

Developing a sector-wide regulatory framework

Steve Mitchell, Founder and Director at Sporting People
Rob Young, Lead Consultant at Sporting People

Following on from the 2019 consultation regarding developing a sector-wide regulatory framework, CIMSPA are now preparing for the second phase of the project during 2020. This next phase will further investigate the recommendations and outcomes from the initial scoping exercise, maintain an open and transparent dialogue with the sector and widen the consultation throughout and beyond our sector.

In 2019, Sporting People had held over 50 conversations with representatives of organisations across the sport and physical activity sector, delivered seven cross-sector workshops, sought the advice of 12 leading youth voluntary action groups, consulted with over 2000 members of the general public and nearly 700 providers. In 2020, this rich qualitative and quantitative consultation will expand further, taking on the input of a broader church of individuals and organisations across the breadth of the sector, and all those interested in and shaping a workforce that is fit for the future.

Sporting People and CIMSPA will take you through what work has been undertaken to date, what we’ve found and collaborate with the audience to help define the approach to the next steps.

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