Many sports organisations do not have indepth insight into the economic, environmental and social impact of their organisational initiatives and activities, including their events. However, the ability to measure and manage this information is crucial for the sustainable development of a sport; from a social perspective (e.g. youth development), an economic perspective (e.g. reducing amount of corporate travel) and an environmental perspective (e.g. engaging environmentally and ethically responsible suppliers). Furthermore, a comprehensive CSR and Sustainability strategy plays a key role in attracting sponsors, ensuring support from other important stakeholders, and positively harnessing the sport for the benefit of society.
AISTS Open Modules allow individuals from the working world to join the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration participants and gain all of the benefits of a university course and education on a focused topic, and in a condensed time frame. The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology is an internationally recognised and unique postgraduate programme in sport management held each year in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital.
AISTS Open Module co-delivered in partnership with:
Schwery Consulting is an independent social enterprise based in Switzerland with a subsidiary in Russia. It supports organisations in the field of social responsibility and sustainability with a focus on sport and well-being.
During two days of practical workshops, participants will be inspired by real life case studies and will learn to use the latest international reporting standard (GRI G4) combined with the Sustainable Sport & Event Toolkit (a practical "How-To-Guide") from our experts. The Open Module also provides the opportunity to hear first hand from leading sports organisations about their experience developing a sustainability strategy and reporting on their impact.
The third day will lead participants through scenario-based exercises to help reinforce the learning from the first two days.
Key Learning & Objectives
- To understand how sports (events) positively or negatively impact society
- To understand how to balance social equity, environmental integrity and economic efficiency in a sport event
- To have first-hand insight into the challenges and opportunities of sustainability and CSR for an organising committee or International Federation.
- To understand how sustainability and CSR can be integrated into strategic planning for any given sport organisation
- To further develop participant’s knowledge of the relevant tools, frameworks and management systems
- To develop the capability to build and implement a robust and successful sustainability or CSR initiative for a sport event
To address the demands of most important stakeholders
To apply basic sustainability reporting principles to get insight in the main environment, social and economic impacts of their sports event
To identify focus areas for improvement and resource allocation
To differentiate from other sports events by understanding appropriate communication methods
AISTS Open Module participants are professional, part-time or volunteer managers and organisers of international sports events, as well as staff from sport federations and organising committees looking to successfully incorporate CSR and Sustainability into strategy planning for further competitive advantage.
Join an international class of 40 participants currently studying the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology.
IFs and AISTS Alumni Discount:Employees of International Sports Federations and AISTS Alumni receive 20% off the CSR & Sustainability open module fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to take advantage of the discount.
- Course Materials
- Daily lunch
- Certificate of Attendance
Tuesday 28 April 2015
Thursday 30 April 2015