Quest NBS and CIMSPA Conference
27-28 February 2019, Kenilworth
Our joint conference again delivered inspiration, best practice and debate on providing sport, leisure, physical activity and fitness services including how to delight customers, deliver the bottom line and encourage an active nation.
Day 1 of the event was led by Quest and the National Benchmarking Service, with the day 2 conference content led by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
2019 Conference report
Marc Woods opened the CIMSPA 2019 Conference welcoming delegates to the event and discussing the progress CIMSPA has made over the last 18 months.
Tara welcomed delegates noting, “In my 32 years of being part of this sector, this is the best coming together of all types of sports and physical activity professionals I have ever seen!”
Our opening keynote was a compelling out-of-sector take on how engaging your workforce can optimise business performance and output.
This session explored the potential for the leisure industry to work with health commissioners to offer services meeting the necessary professional standards.
Les Mills developed the BORN TO MOVE programme to help increase children’s fitness, stop inactivity and to instil positive habits. This session looked at new revisions to the programmes content and its trials within schools.
The Future Fit session explored the wider issues facing the sector in terms of workforce skills and provided delegates with an opportunity to help shape the future of the sector.
We joined the Pearson team in this session as they explored the practical skills and knowledge vocational learners bring to higher education and the workplace.
Looking to the future educational requirements of the sport and physical activity workforce, this panel session with a group of industry experts explored a range of issues and identified solutions to these problems.
Dave looked at how technology and data have become increasingly important to the sector in recent times and how much more important they are going to become in the future.
This fully interactive session led by Sporting People looked to get views and insights from delegates on the potential of a national workforce registration scheme.
Based on a partnership project between Aspire and University of Birmingham, this session provided factual information and interactive activity centred on creating a more inclusive workforce.
Steven Ward explored the vital role of a well-equipped, dynamic workforce to maintain the strategic and commercial growth of the sector over the next five years.