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A Conversation with Steve Welsh & Emma Bernstein from Sport England and Professor Marie Young from the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Description: The pandemic, cost of living pressures and sustainability expectations are having an impact on the delivery of public leisure experiences around the world. Sport England released their report, Future of Public Sector Leisure, in late 2022. The report provides a framework to reposition traditional public leisure into an active wellbeing service designed to create healthier and more active communities.

The webinar will explore why and how Sport England developed the Future of Public SectorLeisure project to inform leisure managers in other countries who may want to address similar challenges.
The conversation with Steve Welsh & Emma Bernstein from Sport England and Marie Young from South Africa will explain:

  • Why Sport England initiated the project?
  • How Sport England engaged with stakeholders in the project?
  • What lessons have been learned to guide similar policy developments in other parts of the world?
  • How Sport England and stakeholders are evaluating and researching the impacts of the project?

Who should attend? The webinar is designed to be of interest to leisure managers, programmers, scholars and students.

Date: Tuesday 1 August 2023

Time: 1pm London (BST), 2pm Bilbao / Cape Town (CEST), 7am Texas (CDT), 9am Sao Paulo Brazil, 10pm Melbourne(AEST).

Registration: Register your interest to join the webinar here

A YouTube video will be available in September so you can view the webinar if the timing is inconvenient.

Format: The webinar will be delivered via Zoom. The session is 45 minutes, with 25 minutes of conversation with the guests, followed by an opportunity for participants’ questions and comments.

Produced by the World Leisure Organisation Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure Management, more information at: https://www.worldleisure.org/leisure-management/

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