SPRINZ Ethnic Diversity Think Tank: Leadership & Governance Action
How can sport in New Zealand embrace and integrate the many diverse communities within New Zealand society?
Sport in New Zealand is at a crossroads in terms of long term viability. Contradictions exist between the significant growth of diverse ethnic communities now residing in Auckland and New Zealand, and the general decline in sports participation.
The challenge we are presented with is how can ‘sport’ embrace and integrate the many diverse communities within New Zealand society? Our challenge is also to articulate why.
This workshop is the second in a series of robust discussions to explore New Zealand based trends and unpack relevant case studies. The workshop will question current practices, opening the floor for discussions to develop thinking in this complex area of diversity. This workshop is targeted at Chief Executive and Boards within the sport and recreation sector and associated agencies to provide guidance for strategic action.
Topics for discussion
- Why does sport play such an important role in the creation of an Auckland for all?
- What role can sport play in the inclusion of diverse ethnic groups into local communities?
- What can sport organisations do to leverage the changes in Auckland’s population for sustainable sport participation?
- What does New Zealand sport look like to new migrants?
- How might collective action be beneficial?
Venue: Finish Line Conference Room, AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale (https://www.autmillennium.org.nz/directory/facility-map/)
Date: Thursday 30 August 2018
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm followed by wine and cheese networking until 7.30p.m.
- A diverse Auckland, today and looking forward
- New Zealand Sport- setting the scene
- Sport and working with diverse communities
Case Study 2: Auckland Cricket, Growing Participation of South Asian Communities, followed by a round table workshop
Case Study 3: Auckland Basketball, Diversity Programme, followed by a round table workshop
- General discussion
- Next Steps - so what’s next, let’s work together
This forum has been put together by AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), and Wavelink International.
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