We’re all looking for connection. We’re looking for ways to improve ourselves. We’re striving to reinvent the way we do business. And we’re trying to make an impact and have purpose in this new normal.
In June 2020, Beyond Sport was excited to launch a new digital experience that bridged the current physical divide and harnessed the expertise, participation and inspiration of our entire global network.
From June 15-18, 750+ attendees from 40 countries across the worlds of professional sport, sport for social change, business, academia, development and the media for Beyond Sport Workshop Week - a collaborative, interactive and inspirational online learning experience.
Across four content tracks and special subject matter sessions, the event focused on developing, growing and creating solutions to current and future social and business challenges together.
RESOLVING THE PERSONAL CHALLENGES THAT PEOPLE ARE FACING IN THE CURRENT CIRUMSTANCES. FROM MOTIVATION TO EDUCATION ON KEY SKILLS AND STRATEGIES, THESE SESSIONS FOCUSED ON HELPING ATTENDEES OVERCOME BARRIERS AND IMPROVE YOUR OVERALL WORK QUALITY AND MINDSET.
WE’RE ALL LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF SPORT AND WONDERING: WHAT WILL OUR SECTOR LOOK LIKE MOVING FORWARD?
WHETHER YOU’RE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT, THE BUSINESS OR THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF SPORT, THE REPERCUSSIONS FOR FANS, CONSUMERS, RULES, RIGHTS, PARTICIPANTS AND PLAYERS ARE CONSTANTLY ON OUR MINDS. THIS TRACK FOCUSED ON THESE QUESTIONS, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, LOOK TO NAVIGATE WHAT THE FUTURE ENTAILS FOR SPORT, ITS BUSINESS FUNCTIONING AND ITS ABILITY TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SOCIETY.
COVID-19 HAS DONE TWO HUGE THINGS WITHIN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. THE FIRST IS A COMPLETE OVERPOWERING OF THE SOCIAL ISSUES THAT WERE AT THE FOREFRONT OF GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS, FROM GENDER EQUALITY TO CLIMATE ACTION. THE SECOND IS THE EXPOSURE OF THE TROUBLING INEQUITIES AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC INJUSTICES EMBEDDED WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES. THIS TRACK ADDRESSEDKEY SOCIETAL ISSUES IN A POST-COVID WORLD,
AND HOW SPORT CAN AND SHOULD PLAY A ROLE.
THIS TRACK FOCUSED ON THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES ORGANIZATIONS ARE GRAPPLING WITH IN TRANSITION TO A NEW NORMAL FOR BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT. FROM IDENTIFYING NEW AVENUES OF FUNDING TO ENSURING THAT ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES REMAIN STRONG, THESE SESSIONS WERE TO HELP NAVIGATE HOW TO SHIFT, REWORK OR MAINTAIN YOUR ACTIONS AND RESPONSES DURING THIS TURBULENT TIME.
THE FIRST DAY OF WORKSHOP WEEK WAS DEDICATED TO THE STRATEGIC ISSUES BEYOND SPORT AND OUR PARTNERS HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON ACROSS THE YEARS -- STEM EDUCATION, MENTAL HEALTH AND GENDER EQUALITY AND INCLUSION . BUT THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, ATTENDEES HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE OUR EVENT PLATFORM’S PEOPLE-CENTERED NETWORKING TOOLTO CONNECT WITH INTERESTING AND RELEVANT PEOPLE TO EXPAND THEIR COMMUNITIES.