Manchester Metropolitan University’s Master of Sport Directorship (MSD) course is welcoming its fifth cohort of students this September, having seen record levels of applications by former sports stars and sporting executives as the importance of the ‘sporting director’ role grows within boardrooms.
As an addition to the MSD programme, we are running a 'Sport Director Convention' not only to launch the 2018 MSD programme, but also to bring together MSD alumni, industry experts and people from sport, in order to gain insight from knowledgeable speakers and discuss issues facing sporting directors.
2.00pm - Lunch, networking, exhibits
3.00pm - Welcome
3:10pm - ‘Taking the Challenge Culture from Business to Sports’ –
Nigel Travis, Executive Chaitman, Dunkin’ Brands, and owner of Leyton Orient F.C.
3.45pm - Panel Q&A
- Nigel Travis, Executive Chaitman, Dunkin’ Brands, and owner of Leyton Orient F.C.
- Brian Marwood, Managing Director of City Football Services
- Ashley Giles, Sporting Director, Warwickshire CCC
- Jon Dutton, Chief Executive Rugby League World Cup 2021
- Babara Slater, Director of Sport, BBC
- Keith Wyness, former CEO Aberdeen, Everton & Aston Villa
4:45pm - Break
5:00pm - Themed workshops
Leading a High Performing Team in a Sports Organisation - Guy Richardson & Ashley Ferkol
Financial Fair Play, fair to whom? – Kieran Maguire
The Game plan for Creative Leadership in Sports - Mark Batey
The Sweet and Sour of Transition: Better People Make Better Athletes – Rob Young
Winning with Analytics - Garry Gelade
Preparing for a Sport Director Interview – Tom Sears
The World of Football Agency Uncovered – Daniel Geey
6:00pm - Alumni research on SD role
6:30pm - Close -Networking, canapes, exhibits
Download the full convention programme