Workshop on "Good Governance, Leadership, and Integrity" Gathers Over 60 Countries


Workshop on "Good Governance, Leadership, and Integrity" Gathers Over 60 Countries

18 October 2021

On 13 October, 110 participants from over 60 countries joined the online Workshop “Good Governance, Leadership, and Integrity”. This fourth event of the TAFISA Mission 2030 Workshop Series was held in partnership with Transparency International (TI) and the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). 

In their welcome words, TAFISA Vice-President for the Americas Catherine Forde (Trinidad & Tobago) highlighted the relevance of Good Governance for TAFISA and how the organisation strives to lead by example, not only advocating the relevance of Good Governance in Sport for All but also implementing its principles as part of the TAFISA's statutes, byelaws, and working processes. Representing Transparency International, Chair of the Working Group Sport of TI's German Chapter Sylvia Schenk insisted on the importance of collaboration and partnership to improve transparency, democracy, and overall good governance in sport, calling for organisations such as TAFISA Members and Transparency International's National Chapters to work together. 

Following Sylvia Schenk's introduction on the topic with her presentation on "Good Governance – Why it matters in Sport for All", the panel of speakers provided input on their approaches and experiences working in diverse structures and at different levels. 

The Workshop also provided an opportunity for TAFISA, Transparency International and Liverpool John Moores University to introduce the Mission 2030 Workbook on Good Governance in Sports Organisations that is currently under development and will constitute a practical tool and resource for sports organisations to implement good governance principles in their work. 

Workshop speakers

  • Sylvia Schenk, Chair of the Working Group Sport of TI's German Chapter, Transparency International, Germany
  • Lynsey Tweddle, Strategic Lead, Governance, Sport England, England
  • Prof. Darlene A. Kluka, Research Associate, University of Pretoria, USA
  • Stanley Mutoya, CEO, AUSC Region 5, Zimbabwe
  • Keith Joseph, Secretary General, CANOC, St. Vincents and the Grenadines
  • John Marsden, International Active City Development and Advocacy Manager, Liverpool John Moores University, England

The Workshop was moderated by Keri McDonald, Business Development and Fundraising Manager, TAFISA, Scotland. 

Learn more about the Workshop's Speakers here

Relive the Workshop through our video replay below or on YouTube.

TAFISA would like to once again thank Workshop partners Transparency International and LJMU for their involvement and support, as well as the speakers for their enlightening contributions and all participants for their enthusiasm and constructive questions.