The Connect Sports Leadership Summit is a resource for participants to advance personal understanding of critical leadership matters within the Sports Tourism industry. Connect Sports and industry professionals facilitate the two-day event.




The most highly sought-after sporting event executives, destinations and service providers come together to discuss today’s relevant topics in the sports industry. The Leadership Summit is limited to just 15 suppliers and 15 organizers, which allows participants to forge powerful relationships with one another.


Subject to Change

Tuesday, May 21
All DayArrivals
5:30-7:30 p.m.Registration and Cocktails
Wednesday, May 22
7:30-8:45 a.m.Breakfast
9-9:15 a.m.Introduction and Icebreaker Activity: Recognizing the Variances in Communication
9:15-9:30 a.m.Group Exploration: Communication Challenges, Consequences and Impacts on Performance and Results
9:30-10 a.m.Experiential Breakout Group Activity: Demonstrating How Your Communication Style Plays Out
10-10:45 a.m.Introduction to DISC and Review of Examples and Scenarios
10:45-11 a.m.Sports Break
11-11:45 a.m.DISC Workshops
AfternoonNetworking Activities and Excursions
EveningOpen Evening for Networking and Relationship-Building
Thursday, May 23
7:30-8:45 a.m.Breakfast
9-9:45 a.m.Introduction to the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Explore "vulnerability-based trust."
9:45-10:45 a.m.Introduction to the Conflict Model
Discover your approach to conflict through an experiential activity.
10:45-11:45 a.m.Introduction to the Commitment Model
Explore the process of commitment through a team building exercise.
11:45 a.m.-noonIntroduction to the Accountability Model
Noon-12:45 p.m.Working Lunch
Practice the Accountability Model through an exercise.
12:45-1:30 p.m.Introduction to the Results Model
Understand the team's current level of focus on collective results.
1:30-2 p.m.Debrief and Close
AfternoonFree Afternoon
8-10 p.m.Stargazing and Dessert Reception
Friday, May 24
All DayDepartures



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