East London Dual Career & Lifestyle Forum
What is the Forum?
The Forum, set up in December 2018, is a regular get-together of Dual-Career, Lifestyle, 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 held at University of East London (E16 2RD). We currently have almost 60 people who have expressed an interest in the group, with at least 20 practitioners from universities and professional clubs attending each forum.
Who can attend?
The group is open to anyone with an interest in supporting high performance athletes and learning more about dual career and personal development support. The group currently includes individuals working in universities and professional sports clubs, 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 7: Retirement from sport: the role of lifestyle and personal development practitioners
Thursday 6th August 2020, 9:30am-1:00pm
Join us on 6th August to learn a little about retirement from sport and share a load of ideas about how we can help the athletes of today prepare for their tomorrow.
The forum will be held virtually. It will introduce some of the issues relating to retirement from sport and some of the support already available for athletes, before leading into a discussion on what lifestyle practitioners can do at all stages of development to help reduce some of those issues.
09:30 – Introduction
09:45 – The retirement transition
Goldie Sayers will share her own experiences and findings from her Masters research on retirement from sport.
10:45 – (TBC)
11:30 – Coffee break
11:45 – Early engagement
General interactive discussion around what we can do at the early stages to increase athlete buy-in in the process of preparation for life after sport.
12:30 - Reap what you sow: the garden as an analogy for retirement and life after sport.
Elizabeth Egan will outline a prototype tool to encourage and inspire engagement in the planning process.
12:45 – Summary and close
Resources, dates for upcoming sessions, any other business.
The forum is open to everyone, is free to attend, and values sharing among practitioners young and old; new and experienced. Join us for the topics discussed, but also for the network!
Agenda will be posted here closer to the date. Please drop Elizabeth an email if you would like to attend.