Critical Reflections on Sport-for-Development Research and Practice: Looking Back and Looking Forward
During the webinar, we will discuss key findings of the 2017 Sport Management Review Anniversary Paper “Managing sport-for-development: Reflections and outlook”.
In doing so, we will provide an overview of past achievements and future opportunities in sport-for-development (SFD), and we will critically reflect on the link between SFD theory and practice. The webinar will also include practical examples and lived experiences from the two presenters.
SMAANZ is delighted to announce that the webinar presenters are:
Associate Professor Jon Welty Peachy
Dr. Welty Peachey is an Associate Professor within the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research centers upon sport-for-development and social change, particularly examining inclusive leadership strategies, program design modalities, and program impact. He applies this research focus by working with community-based and non-governmental organizations that use sport for development purposes, to help determine effective leadership strategies and programmatic and structural design features that are sensitive to cultural contexts and the individuals served by the programs. He also works with these organizations to examine how their programs and events can be leveraged for community impact and development.
Dr Nico Schulenkorf
Dr Nico Schulenkorf is Senior Lecturer for Sport Management within the Business School at UTS. His research focuses on the social, cultural and health-related outcomes of sport and event projects within and between disadvantaged communities. For several years, Nico has been involved in sport-for-development and health promotion programs in countries such as Sri Lanka, Israel and the Pacific Islands. He has been working with local and international NGOs, Government Agencies, Sport Associations and Ministries in developing capacities to implement, monitor and evaluate development projects.
The webinar will be available for download after the session for SMAANZ members.