sportmt October 29, 2016 0

SportMalta is supporting this year’s European Network of Academics Sports Services (ENAS) Forum & Assembly.

The European Network of Academic Sports Services (ENAS) is the Association of Sports Offices in Higher Education Institutions in Europe. The 19th Annual ENAS Forum and Assembly is scheduled next week and will take place in Malta.

This is the most important ENAS event if the year and an invaluable tool for achieving goals. The Forum attracts around 130 delegates from the European Higher Education System, including senior managers of University Sport, government officials and their representatives, sport policy makers, vice-chancellors, sport directors and organisations of student representatives.

Here, you will find all the information you may need about the 2016 event in Malta that is organised by the University of Malta and the Maltese University Sports Club at the spectacular Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Attard.

It promises to be a spledid edition already with a full line-up of speakers already confirmed.

This year’s theme is “Leadership-Building a brighter Future.

‘Leadership; Building a brighter future”

Every manager is faced with challenges when working with a multidisciplinary team, in a fast changing environment, where support is needed from stakeholders at various levels in the organisation. The theme for the 2016 ENAS Forum & Assembly will explore how you, as Sport Managers and Directors, can overcome these challenges through a variety of management and leadership styles, particularly through the better understanding and implementation of corporate responsibility, collaborative decision making, sustainability of operations and the promotion of gender equality. ‘It’s all about the team’, but motivation is a challenging in itself for every leader. It is not merely self motivation that poses a challenge, leaders encounter difficulties when it comes to keeping a team motivated and motivating all the vital supporters of the sports organisation, be they direct employees, stakeholders or volunteers.

Volunteering is not only vital to the organisation, it is also becoming more and more recognised as an important element of Higher Education. Graduating is often no longer enough for a graduand to distinguish him or herself on the job market. Volunteering enhances student life, improves academic performance and aids in the development of life skills which are now seen to be vital for students’ successful future employment. The sport services can play an essential role in promoting volunteering at every level to support the development of these skills and ultimately; to build a brighter future.

Stay tuned to this page for more updates.