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Working Agenda

The agenda for The Sport Performance Summit Los Angeles is currently being developed. Speakers and Sessions will be available in due course.

Working Agenda

Wednesday 12 June 2024
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Women’s Sport Breakfast

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8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Women’s Sport Breakfast

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The aim of the Women’s Sport Breakfast is to bring together high performance practitioners who are passionate about growing women’s sport and providing access for women in sport to network and learn from one another about the strides being made in the industry. The breakfast will be an opportunity to connect and have impactful conversations with those working on the front lines to progress women’s sports before transitioning to the Summit content.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Welcome & Action Planning

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9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Welcome & Action Planning

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We’ll set the scene for the day and take the time to outline a plan of action to make the most out of the learnings from day one of the Summit.

9:45 AM – 10:25 AM

Session 1: Moonshot Thinking: Solving Problems Using Radical Innovation

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9:45 AM – 10:25 AM

Session 1: Moonshot Thinking: Solving Problems Using Radical Innovation

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With problems becoming more complex, the notion of creative thinking can impact communication and executing a vision; all problems faced by leaders across our world of sport, and other industries, on a daily basis. To enhance and encourage creativity and collaboration in your teams and organisations you need talent, healthy relationships, a clear vision, safety, trust, and much more. We’ll hear from an expert in the area of creativity and innovation, and delve into these areas to explore some world class examples from inside and outside of sport.

 

10:25 AM – 10:45 AM

Skills Session: Creativity & Innovation

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10:25 AM – 10:45 AM

Skills Session: Creativity & Innovation

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While some people may be more naturally creative, it is a skill we can all build and develop like a muscle. Our brains tendency is to create rules about the world around us, which means our existing knowledge and experience can actually undermine our ability to see new possibilities. In this session, we will introduce five techniques we can use to help us look at challenges from a fresh perspective and generate new options to overcome problems and think innovatively.

 

11:15 AM – 11:50 AM

Session 2: Grow & Evolve: Can Athlete and Coach Development Be Synchronised?

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11:15 AM – 11:50 AM

Session 2: Grow & Evolve: Can Athlete and Coach Development Be Synchronised?

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Individual development continues to become a huge focus in modern sports. Gone are the days when teams just took a one-size-fits-all approach – it’s now imperative to be as tailored as possible with an athlete to give them the best chance of developing and fulfilling their potential. The aim of the session is to understand the challenges faced during transitions for talent, whether this be players or coaches, and explore a number of interventions to positively influence this in your environments. 

 

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Interactive Roundtable: How Can We Enhance Our Talent Development Process?

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11:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Interactive Roundtable: How Can We Enhance Our Talent Development Process?

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As a follow on from the previous session, we will look to use the insights to stimulate discussion on your table around your current approach to talent development. From the conversations shared from the speakers, what is similar and different to your current philosophy for developing talent? 

12:00 PM – 16:30 PM

The Fundamentals of Human Performance Series

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Invite Only
12:00 PM – 16:30 PM

The Fundamentals of Human Performance Series

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Private invite-only workshop, brought to you by Keiser and consisting of three presentation sessions and interactive roundtables discussions. Register to attend.

Invite Only
13:50 PM – 14:20 PM

Session 3: Golden State Leadership: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Team

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13:50 PM – 14:20 PM

Session 3: Golden State Leadership: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Team

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A key role leaders have is to help shape and implement positive and clear values in the organisation – this is one of the first steps to potential success, and can act as a platform to what follows. A leader’s job is to do whatever they can to create an optimal environment to get the best out of every individual, and the team as a whole, and to encourage them to speak up about what is getting in the way on that journey, too. We’ll welcome a couple of senior leaders who have been on this journey, to get their opinions and advice on how they’ve approached this themselves. 

 

14:20 PM – 14:45 PM

Interactive Roundtable: What are the Key Ingredients to Sustaining Success?

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14:20 PM – 14:45 PM

Interactive Roundtable: What are the Key Ingredients to Sustaining Success?

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As a follow on from the previous session focused on leading and managing, we will take the opportunity to reflect on our own leadership journey and anything we may have done differently, as well as looking to the future to pinpoint any learnings we could implement as leaders going forward.

15:15 PM – 15:45 PM

Session 4: Story Time: How Hollywood Can Help Us Connect With Our Athletes

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15:15 PM – 15:45 PM

Session 4: Story Time: How Hollywood Can Help Us Connect With Our Athletes

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We’ll draw lessons from this city they call Tinseltown, and unpick what makes a compelling story, and how we translate this into the stories to help our athletes buy in to what you as leaders are trying to achieve. We’ll take a look at how narrative can have an incredibly strong impact on performance, and learn mastering communication and bringing stories to life can help shape the future successes of your life.

 

15:45 PM – 16:15 PM

Session 5: Changing the Game: The State of Play and Future of Sports Tech

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15:45 PM – 16:15 PM

Session 5: Changing the Game: The State of Play and Future of Sports Tech

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Technology continues to evolve the way leaders within sport think and make decisions, and it also gives coaches and athletes ways to analyze and experience the game like they couldn’t do before. From an athlete’s perspective, how can technology help them and their teammates perform at their peak level? We’ll dedicate some time in the day to assess the state of play when it comes to innovations like artificial intelligence, and also look at what’s next to make an impact at the intersection of innovation and performance. 

16:15 PM – 16:25 PM

Day One Reflections

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16:15 PM – 16:25 PM

Day One Reflections

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We’ll take time to debrief at the end of the session, and ensure you have a clear plan of action to take into Day 2, as well as looking at how we can implement today’s learnings back into your organisations. 

16:30 PM – 18:00 PM

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16:30 PM – 18:00 PM

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We’ll finish the day with some drinks, giving you the opportunity to connect and reconnect with peers and friends at the end of the afternoon and into the evening for those of you who wish to stick around. We’ll start at the venue, then head to a nearby bar (TBC) from early evening onwards.

Thursday 13 June 2024
9:30 AM – 9:45 PM

Welcome & Action Planning

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9:30 AM – 9:45 PM

Welcome & Action Planning

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We’ll set the scene for the day and take the time to outline a plan of action to make the most out of the learnings from day two of the Summit. 

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Session 1: Cohesion & Collaboration: How Can We Foster World Class Teamwork?

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9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Session 1: Cohesion & Collaboration: How Can We Foster World Class Teamwork?

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High performance is a collective endeavor, and the quality of connections between people are as important as the individual talents we have. Great teamwork, particularly across functions or levels of hierarchy, does not happen without deliberate effort. One of the most striking features of world class organisations like NASA, Pixar and Google, is how much energy they invest in this. This session will examine how we can be more effective as individuals at making the most of opportunities for collaboration when they present themselves, and learn from some of the best at how they do it in their teams and organisations.  

 

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session 2: Leading Women: What Next? Creating Sustainable Organisations in Women’s Sport

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10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Session 2: Leading Women: What Next? Creating Sustainable Organisations in Women’s Sport

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Women’s sport has made huge strides in recent years, but there is still so much work to be done to ensure the careers of women athletes, their organisations, and the sports in general are sustainable in the long term. We’ll use this session to highlight the successes and strides in women’s high performance over the last 12-18 months, but also ask the question, what next?  We’ll explore what women in leadership, and their allies, across elite sport can do as a collective high performance community to make the biggest impact across the industry.

 

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM

Interactive Roundtable: How do we Sustain the Growth of Women’s High Performance Sport?

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10:45 AM – 11:05 AM

Interactive Roundtable: How do we Sustain the Growth of Women’s High Performance Sport?

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We’ll be reflecting on the learnings from the previous session, and give you the opportunity to unpack them with the peers around your table. We’ll also use the insights from the session to aid your discussions around how to make women’s sport organisation setup for success. 

11:35 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 3: It’s an Art: Learning Environments for Young Talent

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11:35 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 3: It’s an Art: Learning Environments for Young Talent

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No matter which industry, if a young talented performer is starting to show the ability, potential and aspiration for higher performance levels, put a support structure round them is so important to their holistic development. We’ll look outside of sport to learn lessons from other talent development hotbeds, to compare and contrast how they nurture potential in their worlds. From mentoring and reflective practice, to creating pressure and learning from failure, this will be a blueprint on how to develop emerging talent.

 

14:40 PM – 15:00 PM

Skills Session: Teaming

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14:40 PM – 15:00 PM

Skills Session: Teaming

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This next session will focus on how effective we are as individuals at making the most of opportunities for collaboration when they present themselves. We’ll look at the practical skills that are needed to enhance team work in our facilities, taking a look at natural human tendencies which can inhibit teamwork, the individual skills which define the best collaborators, and shine a light on the best opportunities where better collaboration will lead to performance gains 

14:05 PM – 14:40 PM

Session 4: Knowledge is Power: Defining, Implementing and Developing a Culture of Learning

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14:05 PM – 14:40 PM

Session 4: Knowledge is Power: Defining, Implementing and Developing a Culture of Learning

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Creating an environment of excellence is integral for the performance and development of top talent, where learning is paramount to success and star performers and leaders model continuous improvement for others. This session will explore some of the best learning cultures in the world, to examine lessons of leadership, creative thinking, close relationships and knowledge sharing that sport can take away and implement in their own learning cultures within their organizations and teams.

 

15:20 PM – 15:50 PM

Session 5: Pressure Point: Training for Those Critical Moments

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15:20 PM – 15:50 PM

Session 5: Pressure Point: Training for Those Critical Moments

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How do you train for critical moments in sport? How much is luck and intuition, and how much is training or immaculate judgement? It takes a certain type of person to keep calm under that intense pressure and thrive in these intense conditions – and usually the world’s best athletes are these types of people. We’ll hear from one of the world’s best performers discuss strategic thinking, trusting intuition and managing risk.

 

15:50 PM – 16:15 PM

Final Interactive Roundtable + Reflections & Closing Remarks

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15:50 PM – 16:15 PM

Final Interactive Roundtable + Reflections & Closing Remarks

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We’ll reflect on the previous session, and in fact the whole event as day two comes to a close. We’ll leave this time at the end of the event to think back on the learnings from the two days, and deliberate how they can be implemented back into our organisations. We’ll also ensure you have the opportunity to catch up with your peers in the room before you leave.

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