CPD and Event opportunities

Practical Ethics for High Performance Managers Webinar

Wednesday, 19 July 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST


Ethics can be thought of generally as ‘doing the right thing’ by others. In the context of sport, high performance managers can face ethical issues in their relationship with athletes, sport scientists and other support personnel, as well as with coaches and sport club/institute managers. ‘Doing the right thing’ can then mean upholding productive and healthy workplace relationships, as well as supporting the alignment of professional practice to legislation, professional codes of conduct, and organisational values and culture.

To support this management and leadership role, this webinar will focus on the development of critical-reflective and ethical reasoning skills. In short, it will involve understanding and using an ethics ‘toolkit’ for practical decision making and problem solving. The ‘toolkit’ includes the following five ethical approaches and related principles:
• Rights (respect for autonomy, duty of care, beneficence, non-maleficence)
• Utilitarian (benefits and harms for all stakeholders; greatest good for greatest number)
• Justice/Fairness (merit, equality, inclusion, equity)
• Common Good (foundation conditions for good life or best practice)
• Virtue (valued and relevant character traits)
Practical cases will be used to exemplify each approach, and Q&A opportunities will be made available during and at the end of the session. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-webinar workbook (Practical Ethics for High Performance Managers), which will form the basis of discussion and revision during the webinar.

Presented by Dennis Hemphill

Sport Integrity for High Performance Managers Webinar

Wednesday, 5 July 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST


Sport integrity is a broad concept that can refer to personal characteristics (e.g., honesty, accountability), contest fairness (e.g., level playing field), professionalism (e.g., scientific rigour and evidence, interprofessional collaboration), as well as to the management of specific sport governance issues and problems (e.g., doping, illicit drugs, match manipulation, discrimination). At the same time, sport integrity is often interpreted and applied as a concept requiring procedures to ensure compliance with legislation and professional codes of conduct.

The aim of this webinar is to flesh out the notion of integrity in the context of high-performance sport management. This will involve examining four concepts of sport integrity (personal, contest, practice and organisational) and exploring their practical use and value for decision making and problem solving.

Practical cases and examples will be used throughout, and Q&A opportunities will be made available during and at the end of the session. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-webinar workbook (Sport Integrity for High Performance Managers), which will form the basis of discussion and revision during the webinar.

Presented by Dennis Hemphill

CSEP Professional Development Day – Toronto, ON

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1B2

Over six insightful sessions, we’re inviting some of the industry’s leading professionals to present on a variety of topics related to the application of exercise physiology and personal training strategies across age, sport and clinical conditions.

Session topics:

  • Improving the body composition index (BCI) with exercise and nutritional interventions as we age
  • Early exit epidemic: how athletes who are physically prepared and skip appropriate exercise progressions, limit their ceiling for performance
  • Sport nutrition approach for athlete development and assessment
  • Exercise prescription for cancer survivors
  • Objective and subjective indicators of fatigue in sport (from USports to Olympics)
  • Exercise progressions and practical tips for those living with Osteoporosis

Cuing Floor Based Pilates Exercises Virtual Workshop

Saturday, 17 June 2023 10:00am - 5:00pm AEST


Want to learn exercises and cue them in an effective manner? In this workshop, you will learn the original ‘34 exercises’ taught on the Mat by Joseph Pilates and will develop an in depth understanding of the core and trunk musculature. This is a practical course where you will learn correct instructions and appropriate internal and external cues when instructing these exercises.

Presented by Angeliki Stivactas, AES, AEP

Exercise for People with Scleroderma Webinar

Tuesday, 13 June 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST


Exercise as Adjunctive Therapy in People with Scleroderma Webinar

This webinar will discuss the pathophysiology, common treatments, and evidence of exercise in scleroderma and provide you with practical exercise considerations for when you are working with someone with scleroderma.

Systemic sclerosis (SSc), also called scleroderma, is a heterogeneous multisystem autoimmune disease characterised by excessive collagen production and infiltration causing organ and skin fibrosis, and vascular injury. The hallmark features of SSc are thickening or hardening of the skin and internal organs which can lead to complications such as pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, renal failure, or gastrointestinal complications. 

SSc is a rare disease with an estimated overall prevalence of 17.6 to 23 cases per 100 000 persons, and an overall incident rate of 1.4 cases per 100 000 persons per year. Although physical activity is considered important for health benefits in all people and those with an autoimmune disease, data from a large SSc national cohort demonstrated that approximately 50% of people with SSc are physically inactive. People with SSc experience a wide array of barriers that may impede their engagement in exercise. Joint stiffness and contractures, shortness of breath, fatigue, and pain are some examples of barriers that have been identified for people with SSc to engage in exercise. Considering there are currently no curative pharmacological treatments available for people with SSc, exercise along with other non-pharmaceutical interventions is a possible way to ease the disease burden and improve physical function and health related quality of life (HRQOL). However, there is limited information and specific guidelines about non-pharmacological care in SSc, including exercise. This is largely due to heterogeneity in interventions, and outcomes, and because the studied samples are in many cases small. More intervention studies, with more participants with SSc, is warranted to improve our understanding about the effectiveness and safety of exercise in SSc.

Presented by Stephanie Frade, AES, AEP

BASES Webinar – Becoming your own person: A webinar on professional identity for sport & exercise psychologists.

Wednesday, 14 June 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST


Who am I becoming? This is a central question as a developing practitioner. In sport and exercise psychology we often focus on what practitioners know and what they do. Who we are as people will influence the kind of practice we deliver, the relationships that we form and the information that our clients share.

In this webinar, we will focus on who we are as individuals and how that influences the work we do. The aim of this webinar is to support you to find some internal clarity about yourself and your role by activating your professional identities. This webinar offers participants an opportunity to:

Understand the meaning of professional identity by drawing on parallel professions (e.g., counselling, medicine). 

Consider personal identity as a foundation for professional identity.

Plan and engage with learning experiences influential on the development of professional identity.