On 30 April and 1 May 2012 Sport New Zealand hosted Connections – the annual conference offering critical thinking to leaders in sport.
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Peter Miskimmin - Opening Address
The Sport NZ Chief Executive opens Connections.
Down Under - Michael Henderson
Corporate anthropologist Michael Henderson looks under the bonnet of New Zealand culture and how it affects organisational culture and innovation.
New Media Opportunities - Chris Ackers
Rapid change in television broadcast and internet models will have a major effect on the sports sector in the next five years. Chris Akers has been at the heart of similar change offshore and discusses some of the opportunities he’s identified and acted on.
Entrepreneurism in Sport - Chris Ackers
Top UK businessman Chris Akers discusses his entrepreneurial career in sport.
Rethinking Participation Sport - Burton Silver
Burton Silver makes a light-hearted but revealing study on the birth of a new sport in a New Zealand classroom.
Rugby World Cup Review - Nigel Cass
Nigel Cass, former General Manager Tournament Services for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd, shares the journey from bidding for the World Cup to the tournaments closing ceremony and outlines some of the clever ideas developed on the way.
High Performance Innovation - Alex Baumann
Fresh from leading Canada’s successful high performance programme, High Performance Sport New Zealand’s new Chief Executive, Alex Baumann, looks at some of the new thinking he oversaw in the Canadian high performance programme. He also shares insights from working within the Australian system.
The All Blacks Approach - Sir Graham Henry
Sir Graham reflects on his tenure as coach of the All Blacks and looks at processes and culture within the All Black camp that helped deliver outstanding results between 2004 and 2011.