Volunteer Conference June 7th 2017 / Sports Volunteering: The Importance of Strategy

This year’s theme is Sports Volunteering: The Importance of Strategy. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

Anyone interested in the sports voluntary sector should think about attending. We welcome academics, practitioners, volunteer coordinators, policy makers, and FE/HE students.

Research in Business and Law’s Business in Sport cluster, in partnership with TeamKinetic will hold the 3rd Manchester Metropolitan University Sports Volunteering Conference.

This year’s theme is Sports Volunteering: The Importance of Strategy. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

The conference will encompass aspects of volunteering in sport and the importance/impact of strategy (local and national) within the current landscape. The conference will bring together sector experts who will share key data and insight as well as a range of practical advice on how to navigate the new national policy and funding landscape. The conference will provide a platform to bring practitioners and academic perspectives from across the volunteering landscape to share, collaborate and network.

The event will offer something for academics, policy makers and practitioners as well as providing one of the few opportunities to talk with others who see volunteering as an essential part of the ongoing future of sport and active leisure.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in the sports voluntary sector should attend. We welcome academics, practitioners, volunteer coordinators, policy makers, and FE/HE students.

Schedule

9.15–9.45am – Registration | Tea & Coffee

9.45–10.00am – Welcome with conference host Yvonne Harrison, CEO of Greater Sport

10.00–10.45am – Keynote Introductory Panel

  • Emma Boggis – Chief Executive, SRA
  • Jenny Betteridge – Sport England
  • Carwyn Young – Sport Wales

10.45–11.00am – Break | Tea & Coffee

11.00am–12.00pm Morning Breakout Sessions (run in parallel)

  • Session 1: Geoff Nichols, University of Sheffield – Bowling even more alone: trends towards individualistic participation in sport
  • Session 2: Will Watt, Jump – Different economic and wellbeing impacts of sport in line with the new DCMS Sport Strategy and in light of this why volunteering is now more important than ever
  • Session 3: Chris Martin, TeamKinetic – Integrating volunteer management into your organisation

12.00–1.15pm – Lunch & Networking | Tea & Coffee

1.15–2.15pm – Afternoon Breakout Sessions (run in parallel)

  • Session 1: Lyn Gavin, Disclosure and Barring Service – Safer Recruitment of Volunteers
  • Session 2: Eddy Hogg, University of Kent – Developing Sport Volunteering: a new perspective
  • Session 3: Anne-Laure Rey, Women in Motorcycling Commission – Women Volunteers
  • Session 4: Ellie May, Leeds Beckett University – Women In Sport Volunteering Research

2.15pm–2.30pm – Break | Tea & Coffee

2.30–3.10pm – Keynote Panel

  • Emma Boggis – Chief Executive, SRA

3.10–3.50pm – Keynote Panel

  • Chris Jones, CEO, England Athletics – Athletics and running for everyone: the road to improving volunteer experience

3.50–4.15pm – Volunteer Perspective

4.15pm – Conference ends

Sports Volunteering: The Importance of Strategy

With Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Business and Law, and TeamKinetic

Tickets are £0 – £50

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Sports Volunteering: The Importance of Strategy

With Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Business and Law, and TeamKinetic

Tickets are £0 – £50

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