Better Governance. Better Consequence – webinar recording Reply

Our Business Perspectives webinar on ‘Better Governance. Better Consequence’ took place on Wednesday 15 March 2017. If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, it is now available to view on demand.

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During our webinar we used sport as a metaphor to explore governance. We explored multiple facets of governance and how, in an ever changing world, sport and business have similar qualities. We also explained how lessons from sport may be applied across business. The webinar also included video highlights from our masterclass in London on 23 February.

Professor Simon Lee, Professor of Law and Director of the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area at The Open University joined as our speaker. The webinar was facilitated by Peter Wainwright, MBA alumnus and Consultant at Askyra Ltd.

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Video highlights from our masterclass on Better Governance. Better Consequence. Reply

During our masterclass in London on 23 February, Professor Simon Lee, Professor of Law at The Open University (OU), explored the links between governance and sport. Professor Simon Lee made the case that governance isn’t about being the referee, it’s about being the goalkeeper. Being able to take a step back from the central action allows businesses to anticipate potential risks and make a strategic plan.

Professor Lee used examples from the sport and business worlds to explain how:

  • Governance is an attitude of mind rather than a particular process;
  • Trust and responsibility are key to corporate governance success;
  • Anticipating change and making appropriate adaptations will stand businesses in better stead;
  • It is important to account for the fact there will always be situations businesses cannot plan for.

During the masterclass, Professor Lee was joined by Pete Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons FC, who spoke about regulation in football, and Etienne Stott MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist (Canoe Slalom) from London 2012, who showed how the governance of his sport created the structure for success. Video highlights are available:

Regulation in Sport – Time and Money

Pete Winkelman – Chairman, MK Dons FC

Governance in the Goldilocks Zone: Structure of Success (Part 2)*

Etienne Stott MBE – Olympic Gold Medallist (Canoe Slalom), London 2012

*Part 1 of this video is available via our online webinar.

Further video highlights are available from:

  • Professor Simon Lee, Professor of Law and Director of the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area at The Open University focusing on governance and current affairs;
  • Etienne Stott MBE, London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist (Canoe Slalom) looks at the governance choices of his sport in nurturing athletes.

You can watch more videos on our one-hour webinar, which takes place on 15 March 2017, by registering online.

Webinar: Better Governance. Better Consequence – 15 March Reply

The complimentary webinar, from The Open University Business School, will use sport as a metaphor to explore governance. The one-hour online webinar will take place on Wednesday 15 March at 7pm (GMT).

During the webinar, we’ll explore multiple facets of governance and how, in an ever changing world, sport and business have similar qualities. We will also explain how lessons from sport may be applied across business.

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The webinar will include video highlights from our masterclass in London on 23 February. We’ll draw on the contributions from our masterclass and further develop these discussion points during the webinar, and we invite you to contribute via our live online polls and Q&A forums.

Webinar panellists include Professor Simon Lee, Professor of Law and Director of the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area at The Open University. The webinar will be facilitated by Peter Wainwright, MBA alumnus and consultant at Askyra Ltd.

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