- October 23, 2020
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases
The Professional Body of Sports Leadership (PBSL) has launched this week to support, represent and provide professional development opportunities for individuals across the sports industry.
With the current global pandemic posing complex challenges, a supportive and representative industry body is needed now more than ever. The PBSL will assist members to navigate these turbulent times and provide comprehensive support, helping them to evolve as confident, agile leaders and enhancing their skill sets. It will also create industry-wide dialogue and act as a voice, confronting issues and providing tangible solutions.
The UK-based sports industry employs an estimated 570,000+ (DCMS 2018). As a central independent platform, the PBSL is dedicated to enabling its members across the industry to achieve their personal best. It will provide peer-to-peer support and coaching, seminars, workshops, education courses and networking, as well as personal development in the form of mentoring, well-being guidance and legal advice.
Led by experts with extensive experience of holding senior positions in the sports industry, it aims to drive the development of a new standard in sports industry leadership and governance, actively promoting inclusion and diversity in all its forms and working to safeguard mental health and wellbeing.
In an industry first, members will have the opportunity to join a membership organisation dedicated to supporting professionals in the industry and be part of an open community, where they can connect, collaborate and share best practice. From high performance specialists, senior executives and non-executive directors to industry newcomers, students and those wishing to transition into sport, the PBSL will share differentiated ways of thinking and cultivate collective knowledge.
Tom Sears, Founder and Chair of the PBSL, said:
The PBSL offers a new dimension to individuals in the sports industry, providing informative content, personal guidance, education and development opportunities, innovative perspectives and diverse insights. In doing this, it will improve leadership and governance in the industry for the wider benefit of society, actively promoting diversity in all its forms, supporting individuals to develop professionally and safeguarding their mental health and wellbeing.
Zarah Al-Kudcy, Head of Commercial Partnerships Development at Formula 1 and PBSL advisory board member, said:
Not all sport was created equal and consequently, there is an inequality in support and opportunities for the people within it. The PBSL will help shape and provide a more formal structure to those looking for guidance.
The PBSL is an objective, transparent and informed entity to aid an industry that is continually evolving, with an ever-increasing focus on people. Cross collaboration continues to drive change whether across sports, management levels or sectors and the PBSL wants to increase the frequency with which this happens.
Jon Massie, Global People Director at SailGP and PBSL advisory board member, said:
The PBSL is an opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to make a real difference to the daily lives of many people both within the sports industry and those looking to enter the industry. I am often asked how to join the industry, or how to succeed in a career in sports and the PBSL will provide answers and support to many individuals in exactly that situation.
By providing a support network, with development opportunities for current and future leaders, it will not only make lasting differences to the lives of individuals in the industry, but also fast-track required movements in areas that are crucial both now and in the future. By providing opportunities for two-way engagement and self-development the PBSL and its members, will be there to help guide and support each other through their careers.
About the Professional Body of Sports Leadership:
The Professional Body of Sports Leadership (PBSL) is a professional membership body representing current and aspiring senior executives, high performance specialists and non-executive directors in the sports industry.
An independent body led by people with extensive experience of holding senior positions in sport, the PBSL is dedicated to enabling individuals across the sports industry to achieve their personal best. It aims to drive the development of a new standard in sports industry leadership and governance, safeguard mental health and wellbeing and actively promote inclusion and diversity in all its forms. Alongside this, it will harness the collective knowledge of the industry, creating an industry dialogue and representative voice.
Members will have access to a central platform where they can connect, share best practice, and access professional development and individual support, including seminars, workshops, education courses and networking, as well as personal development in the form of mentoring, well-being guidance and legal advice.
For more information, go to: https://thepbsl.com
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