- Event type
- AGENDA - BUCS Development Event - Growing a Bigger, Better Workforce
- Jurg Gotz - Achieving Coaching Excellence
- Stuart Armstrong - Coaching Plan for England
- Steve Davies MBE - A Lifetime of Leadership
- Andy Lockwood - Leeds - Student Leadership and Development
- Craig Blain and Esther Jones - sportscoachUK - How to Recruit & Retain Coaches
- Nicola Cromwell - Sheffield Hallam - Developing an Active Student Workforce
- Sally Morrison - Loughborough - Coaching and Volunteering Portal
This event was hosted in Sheffield on Thursday 16 February and focussed on a variety of mechanisms and areas that can support institutions with growing a bigger, better workforce to develop university and student sport.
A variety of partners and workforce organisations contributed to the event sharing with delegates the beneficial programmes and support initiatives that that may be of value for universities. Content also included a variety of case studies from BUCS member institutions to highlight good practice around workforce development.
Topics and workshops at the event included:
- Development of student and community coaching.
- Activator models - how to create a programme and enhance its success.
- How to support staff members within your workforce.
- Volunteering programmes within the university sector.
- Student leadership and development.
- How to manage and motivate a workforce within the university environment.
The event agenda and presentations can be downloaded from the left hand side of this page.
The keynote speakers at the event included Jurg Gotz, Stuart Armstrong and Steve Davies MBE.
Having been an Elite Athlete representing his country in three consecutive World Championships in Canoe Slalom, it felt right to Jurg Gotz to become a Performance Coach after he finished his studies in Teaching & Physical Education. Since then, as a highly committed individual, he has supported Swiss and British Elite athletes and coaches in becoming the best they can be, winning medals at Olympic Games (1992‐2012) and other major international events since 1987. On the back of a successful London Olympic campaign, Jurg now shares his extensive knowledge, experience and skills from coaching in a high performance environment with coaches and UK national governing bodies from different Olympic sports. His individual 1:1 mentoring sessions are embedded into the mentees real life of their daily training environment, are coach‐led and integrated into the setup of their governing body’s mission. Challenging, thought provoking and honest, the sessions allow the coaches to grow on their own individual coaching journey.
Stuart Armstrong has worked in sports development for the past 15 years in roles including Lead Officer for Talent and Coaching at England Golf, Lead Officer for Talent at sportscoach UK and is currently Player Pathways Manager at the RFU – where his role is focussed on enhancing coaching opportunities for 5000 young rugby players between the ages of 13 and 16 as well as establishing strategies to ensure that they are retained in the game. He has most recently been seconded to Sport England in May 2016 to take over the role as Head of Coaching, where he wrote and published ‘Coaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for England’ in November 2016. Stuart has coaching qualifications in Hockey, Cricket, Rugby and Golf. He is a National Age Group Talent Development Coach for England Hockey working with some of the top U16 and U18 players in the country. He also delivers coach development and coach education sessions for England Hockey on a regular basis.
With an extensive military background, Steve Davies MBE was personal advisor to The President of Sierra Leone in re-establishing the Country’s Ministry of Defence in the wake of the rebel war. The last 3 years of Steve’s career has been spent as Managing Director of Surf Snowdonia, delivering, from initial idea to successful completion and operation, a £15 million ‘Wavegarden’ artificial inland surfing facility in North Wales, which has included the successful negotiation of a £4 million Welsh Government support package. Steve was previously Chief of Staff of the Army’s 2nd Division, He determined and directed the business objectives of a military audience of circa 20,000 troops, including budgetary control in excess of £80 million. In this role, he was also the senior military focus in Scotland and Northern England for crisis planning in a civilian context across 45% of the UK mainland.
If you require any further information or have any questions in relation to this event please contact Matt Holdstock or call the BUCS office on 0207 633 5080.