TASS is creating change in the talent space, enabling leaders to develop high performing teams and maintain a high-performance culture.

A programme has been created: ‘Talent Pathway: Leading Culture‘ which aims to build awareness and confidence in the NGB Community, enabling leaders to influence and build partnerships.

Guy Taylor, TASS National Director, identified the issue:

‘In the sport talent space, the NGBs that we work with vary considerably in terms of resource and strategy. We want to support these system partners to thrive.’

To make this happen, TASS and Sport England have commissioned The People Academy, a business with a proven track record of developing leadership and organisational culture change.

Miles Henson, co-founder, and director of People Academy explained:

‘People Academy is delighted to be part of this exciting new programme working alongside TASS and Sport England. The work we do in sectors such as elite sport, the corporate world and education always focuses on an organisation’s greatest asset, their people and our approach for this programme will be the same. We believe that a greater level of self-awareness and agility are crucial to roles in leadership, developing high performing teams and ultimately defining culture. 

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Kelly Sotherton MBE, Sport England’s Coach Development Manager said:

‘It has been great working with TASS and the People Academy to co-create a programme that supports the development and growth of current and future leaders in the Talent pathway. We want to support our high-performance sporting system, and developing people is at the heart of this.’

Ralph Appleby, TASS Head of Workforce added:

‘This leadership programme is one of the first steps in creating a supportive system for NGBs, helping Talent Pathway Leads and Lead Practitioners to feel confident in influencing stakeholders at a higher level.’

TASS and Sport England have selected 15 individuals for the pilot programme each representing a different sport or organisation. Although each of the individuals are working in the talent space, they all look at leadership differently from their sport and role. Over the next 15 months they will be taking part in self-reflection, deep dive one-2-ones, learning ‘pods’ and interactive full day sessions, in order to enhance and develop their leadership potential.