The Ivey Academy to support 2020 Sports Leadership Conference

John Chayka

Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka, HBA ’14

On January 10, 2020 The Ivey Academy will be delivering an intensive day of leadership training to support the Ivey Sports Leadership Conference. A student-led initiative, the Ivey Sports Leadership Conference brings together students interested in sports management with industry professionals for a two-day leadership development conference.

Last year’s conference featured a group of high-profile speakers from the sports industry. Guest speakers included Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas, Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka, HBA ’14, Laurence Applebaum, HBA ’94, CEO, Golf Canada, and National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman. Chayka and Friedman have confirmed their attendance for the 2020 conference along with the addition of reporters David Amber and Christine Simpson.

From L to R: John Chayka, HBA '14, Kyle Dubas, Elliotte Friedman

Executive education for sports professionals

The Ivey Academy will deliver a day-long executive education session featuring panels and case discussions on leading through influence, strategic decision-making under pressure, and the importance of diversity in sports and business. Ivey Academy faculty and industry practitioners will facilitate sessions in tandem to provide an unparalleled experiential learning experience. Tickets are $600 + HST. The price of admission includes meals, admission to the evening keynote address, and admission to the post-keynote networking event. In addition, industry professionals have an opportunity to take part in a unique student mentoring experience. For more information, visit the program overview

Discount on Ivey Academy executive education programs

After participating in the Ivey Sports Leadership Conference, participants will receive an Ivey Academy Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge, a 25 per cent discount on select Ivey Academy executive education programs, and invitations to future Ivey Academy alumni events. The day-long executive education program will be delivered at The Ivey Academy’s London campus, the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The centre is an historic Georgian manor with 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland and gardens, located minutes away from the Richard Ivey Building.


Space is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Ivey Sports Leadership Conference. Follow the Ivey Sports Leadership Conference on Twitter for additional speaker announcements.


About The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School
The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School is the home for executive Learning and Development (L&D) in Canada. It is Canada’s only full-service L&D house, blending Financial Times top-ranked university-based executive education with talent assessment, instructional design and strategy, and behaviour change sustainment. 

Rooted in Ivey Business School’s real-world leadership approach, The Ivey Academy is a place where professionals come to get better, to break old habits and establish new ones, to practice, to change, to obtain coaching and support, and to join a powerful peer network. Follow The Ivey Academy on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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