Chapter 1 - Introduction to Sport Governance
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- Chapter 1 - Introduction to Sport Governance
Last Modified: 2016-03-08
- Industry valued at over $200 billion
- People-oriented and service-oriented
- Role of governance courses in understanding the industry
- Regulatory power
- local, national, and international
- IdentityProgram of activity
- Clear boundaries
- Division of labor
- Hierarchy of authority
- Formal rules and procedures
o Name of an organization establishes identity(e.g.: L.A. Lakers)
- Mission statement
- Goals & objectives
Implies that an organization has a certain setof goals it wishes to achieve and that these goals are tied to its missionstatement and its successful business operation (e.g.: Winning a championship(for team), maximizing revenue (for front office))
- Membership rules
Organizations have set rules about membership(e.g.: NCAA regulations of who plays DI and DII)
- Published roster
Establish clear rosters (Lakers have a leagueapproved roster)
- Established organization
True organizations are permanent even thoughorganizational members can come and go
- Organizational charts
- Within organizations labor is divided amongmembers. Tasks are determined, and then people are assigned to the tasks
Hierarchy of authority
- An organizational chart also reflects an organization’s hierarchy andauthority. Who reports to whom is clear from the lines and levels within thechart
- Formal rules
- Constitution & By Laws
- Ability to enforce rules
- Imposition of sanctions
- Task or operating environment
- General environment
- Specific policies and procedures
- Report structures, legal mechanisms, ethics,etc.
- Rules for officiating and management of events
- Report performance based on results andcompetitive criteria in to numerical form
- Record best performances ever accomplished
- Report final standings and performance statistics from competition
- Sport organizations are in a constant state of interaction with their various environments.
- Internal reactions to trends in external environment are necessary in order to stay current and change with the times.
- General Assembly, Congress, or Convention
- Entire group – Use Robert’s Rules of Order…
- Meet annually, every four years, etc.
- Board of Directors
- selected group
- Executive Committees or Management Councils [elected from the board, officers]
- Generates action items for BOD
- Standing Committees or Commissions
- Executive or Professional Staff (Executive Director or CEO)
- Document outlining the basic function of the organization
- Governing document that includes statements about core principles and values
- Bylaws are more operational and state how business should be conducted
- Elections, meetings, etc.
- Understanding the big picture
- Compliance with NASSM/NASPE standards
- Who has the power?
- Where you fit into your sport organization and where it fits into the industry segment?
- Identification of governing bodies
- Organizational structure of governing bodies
- Authority and functions of governing bodies
- Requirements for membership in governing bodies
- Sanctions and appeals processes usedInfluence of governmental bodies and sport commissions
- Decision making
- Strategic management / policy development
- Ethical decision making
- Problem solving
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