What will you do?
The Sports Leadership Program includes four modules and begins with the so-called Kickstart. On this day we’ll work together with you to start mapping out your personal journey. This personal journey is your personal pathway through the program. On this day you’ll also get to know your fellow participants, explore your own ambitions and motivations, and set concrete goals relating to these. This intensive intake process lays the foundation for your training and gives you the opportunity to go through the Nyenrode Sports Experience in the way that best suits your ambitions.
This day will include guidance from Phoenix Education. This organization guides people who have a strong desire for sustainable growth and wish to further develop themselves personally or professionally. Throughout the entire training program, the coaches from this organization will guide you on your personal journey through interviews, personal coaching and group sessions.
Module 1 (April 8-11 & April 16 2018) revolves around Leading Social Impact and will be led by Prof. Dr. Robert Jan Blomme, professor of Organizational Behavior at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. The so-called Leading Yourself day will be held during this module on April 16th. This day will be led by Morten Hjort, Director of Phoenix Education. He will challenge you to discover your own leadership style and teach you how to deal with complex, challenging and often emotional situations within sports management and coaching. In addition to this day, Phoenix will also run your personal coaching session three times throughout the training program.
Module 2 (June 3-8, 2018), Influencing Sports Policies is led by Prof. Dr. Dennis Vink, professor of Finance & Investment at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. This module will take a detailed look at business, legal and governance issues in the Sports Ecosystem. In this module you’ll additionally travel with the group for a working visit to Lausanne, Switzerland, where the large international sports federations have their home base.
Module 3 (Sept 30 - October 7, 2018), Leading the Business of Sports will be held entirely in the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon in the United States. This institute is known in the sports world as the leading hub for the sports business industry. These days will be led by Prof. Dr. Henry Robben, professor of Marketing at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Module 4 (November 4-8, 2018) will take place both on the campus of Nyenrode Business Universiteit and at Papendal Sports Center, led by Prof. Dr. Geert Savelberg from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Science. This last module of the training program focuses on Leading High Performance. In addition to devoting significant attention to physical and mental topics, you’ll also examine the theme of IT in sports, an element that has become indispensable in elite sports. This last module of the curriculum will conclude with a festive graduation.
In April 2019, you and your fellow participants will return to the Nyenrode campus as alumni for the Touchdown. During this day you’ll exchange your experiences about how you’ve taken what you learned and put it into practice. We’ll also invite a number of speakers from the business community and the sports world to share their experiences with you regarding the “next step” in your personal journey.
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