SportsConnect Series: Leadership from Lockdown featuring Dr Bridie O'Donnell, Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Victoria
Over the past few weeks, we have seen unprecedented disruption at all levels of sport and recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. Women in Sport Aotearoa and SportsConnect are delighted to bring you a free series of live virtual leadership interviews.
Leadership from Lockdown: How do we lead effectively from self isolation? And when the restrictions finally lift, where do we go from lockdown?
In Aotearoa New Zealand, all sport – from high performance to grassroots – is on-hold and many sports organisations at all levels are fighting for survival. Our country’s current Level-4 lockdown has also presented enormous challenges for the active recreation sector, with kiwis restricted to simple exercise in their local areas and explicit bans on activities such as surfing, tramping, fishing and hunting. Internationally, we’ve seen giants of the sporting world bring their competitions to an abrupt halt, with the postponement or cancellation of everything from the Formula 1 season to the English Premier League and significantly, the 12-month postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The knock-on effect to our sport broadcasters and media here at home has been immense, as is the impact on support services. In coming months, we will all pull together to recover and build a system bigger, better and more inclusive than ever before!
As we all navigate this uncertain world, learning and leaning on the expertise of those at the top of their games has never been more important.
Over the course of 45min, we will:
Introduce our moderator of the week and our guest speaker (2-3min)
Lead our guest speaker through a series of pre-planned questions (15min)
Open the floor to questions from the audience, taken through the Q&A platform (25min)
Close the session with final remarks and words of wisdom from our guest speaker (2-3min)