SP7017 - Strategic Sport Leadership and Governance

What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will be provided with the opportunity to develop knowledge, competencies and skills required to understand strategic sport leadership and governance within sport. You will also learn how leadership and governance is utilised within sport organisations, and how policies are used to deliver strategic plans within sport. You will be shown how, having a greater understanding of organisational theory and organisational behaviour, will help you in the future, by providing you with a greater insight into organisational change and how to manage it effectively. The diverse nature of sport and the various stakeholders associated with sport organisations will be introduced to explain how organisational culture and legislation impacts upon legitimacy. Such understanding will help you learn about the key theoretical concepts and skills needed to work within sport organisations across the globe and also highlight the diverse opportunities available within the sport management sector. Finally, you will benefit from the international context of this module in terms of content, examples and the experiences of your fellow-students.

How will I learn on this module?

You will experience a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, which will be supplemented with independent study tasks through the provision of reading and case studies. Tasks will be undertaken and then reviewed in the following session. These sessions are supported by the Electronic Learning Platform (eLP) where you can review key ideas from lectures and seminars. Together, the combination of independent study tasks and taught sessions will help you develop conceptual knowledge of strategic leadership and governance within the sporting context.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations, and important module announcements will be made through the eLP. Material to support your learning will be uploaded in advance of sessions. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. A dedicated assessment session will afford you the opportunity to ask assessment related questions in class. The Module Leader is there to support you with any queries that you may have about the module content, and all staff members provide tutorial time outside of class time. Module tutors will provide you with the necessary information on how to arrange a tutorial. You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on your development during the module, and you will receive feedback on summative work to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial. There is also further academic skills support available from the University Library services.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will demonstrate a critical understanding of strategic leadership within an international sport context.
2. You will synthesise and apply concepts and factors related to governance within an international sport organisation.

Intellectual / Professional Skills & Abilities:
3. Demonstrate the multi-cultural skills required for good governance within sport organisations globally.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural Awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. You will identify and analyse examples of sport management in practice, highlighting the values and ethical issues involved in managing global sport organisations

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment: You will be given the opportunity to do a formative writing task and receive feedback and feed-forward on the work submitted. This will support you in doing your assessment. You will be encouraged to engage in classroom activities to ensure you understand the theoretical underpinning. Tutorial support will be available for written assignments to discuss the proposed structure, content and references.

Summative Assessment:
1. Essay, 3,500 words (100% of module mark).
An essay incorporating the strategic leadership and governance requirements of managing an internal sport organisation
MLOs 1,2,3 & 4.

You will receive written or audio feedback on your summative assessment to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module provides you with the opportunity to develop knowledge, competencies and skills required to understand strategic sport leadership and governance within sport. You will learn how leadership and governance is utilised within sport organisations, and how policies are used to deliver strategic plans within sport. The diverse nature of sport and the various stakeholders associated with sport organisations will be introduced to explain how organisational culture and legislation impacts upon legitimacy. You will be considering recent and relevant research articles to supplement practical application which will enhance your employability and you will benefit from the international context of this module in terms of content, examples and the experiences of your fellow-students. Working with experienced teachers in the field of sport management, you will encounter interactive and “fun” teaching styles that help aid your learning and understanding. You will be taught all about the key skills, roles and competences needed in today’s sport industry, such insights will then help give you that “cutting edge” when you apply for that dream sport job. The content of the module will be research-informed and applied and the assessment will reflect this focussing on key functions within sport management and the various international career opportunities that are involved within the subject discipline.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time
1 other options available

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Fee Information

Module Information

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