With a heavy emphasis upon self-reflection you will profile your own performance with a series of research investigations to identify areas for personal development. Your progress will be guided by enhancing your understanding of contemporary research and using peer support groups to critically reflect upon your performance.
Exploring contemporary issues in leadership, sports performance management systems and organisational culture you will not only examine your own leadership capabilities in relation to your personal context (eg the match day officiating team, the development of a group of performance officials), but also critically evaluate them in relation to effective organisational, team and player management.
This novel programme is designed not only to help your own performance but also it is created flexibly so that you can apply your critical and reflective thinking in relation to your own professional needs. Using webinars, skype calls and video materials you will be provided with exemplars of the practical application of theoretical concepts designed to advance refereeing/umpiring performance.
The programme is delivered part-time with a group webinar at the start of each trimester and multiple online checkpoints through the year. Online interactive activities and online video materials will be used to augment the experience. This delivery style is designed to optimise the development of a supportive community of learning, whilst also accommodating your individual professional demands.
The emphasis is upon achieving significant learning outcomes, with forward looking assessments tailored to your own real-life context. You will learn how to use evidence-based practice to enhance both your own and your peers’ officiating performance.
The following modules will be studied.
- Work Based Learning Portfolio for Sports Officials [20 credits]
- Communication & Game Management [20 credits]
- Leadership & Organisational Management for Sports Officials [20 credits]
- High Pressure Decision Making [20 credits]
- Independent Study [40 credits]
- Research Project [60 credits]