International Lifestyle and Personal Development Practitioners' Forum
What is the Forum?
The Forum, set up in December 2018, is a regular get-together of Lifestyle, Welfare and Personal Development practitioners working in sport. The brainchild of Elizabeth Egan, one of our founders, and supported by University of East London, it provides the opportunity for learning, sharing practice, and continually improving our skills. The sessions are currently being held virtually via MS Teams. In-person sessions were previously held at University of East London (E16 2RD), and will continue there, as well as at Sheffield Hallam University and University of Bath, once it is safe and practical to do so. We currently have almost 120 people who have expressed an interest in the group, with up to 60 practitioners from universities, professional clubs, institutes of sport and other related organisations attending our virtual forums.
Who can attend?
The group is open to anyone with an interest in supporting high performance athletes and learning more about lifestyle and personal development support. The group currently includes individuals working in universities, institutes of sport and professional sports clubs and player associations, as well as those working towards the TALS qualification. The forum is free to attend (we don't provide lunch); we only ask that you are willing to share your knowledge, experience and thoughts with the rest of the group and be an active part of discussions. If you would like to find out more or would like to join the group, please contact Elizabeth.
When is our next session?
Forum 12: Practicing what we preach: a look at practitioner self-care and wellbeing.
Tuesday 20 April 2021 (9:30am-11:30am)
Speaker: Dr Hannah McCormack (Rugby Players Ireland)
Forum 13: Character Strengths: how we use the with our clients
Wednesday 9 June 2021 (9:30-11:30am)
Speaker: David McDermott (Liverpool John Moores University)
All sessions will be held virtually, until further notice. If there is a topic that you would like to see added, please get in touch.
These forums are open to everyone, are free to attend, and value sharing among practitioners young and old; new and experienced. Join us for the topics discussed, but also for the network! Please drop Elizabeth an email if you would like to attend.