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VCU Faculty to Administer Week-Long Seminar in Qatar

CSL Partners with Hamad Bin Khalifa University and the Qatar Olympic Committee

By Greg Burton, Center for Sport Leadership
gwburton@vcu.edu, 804-828-4000

Photo of Carrie LeCrom, Ph.D.

Carrie LeCrom, Ph.D.

Faculty from the VCU Center for Sport Leadership have been selected to present a week-long sports management and strategies seminar to emerging sports leaders in Qatar. The program will take place at the Qatar Olympic Academy in Doha, Qatar, and will be delivered by Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Executive Education Center, from November 26 through November 30.

Qatar Foundation’s HBKU conducted an analysis to assess demand in Qatar for courses that specifically address the topics and tactics of sports management. Having identified a clear need, HBKU worked directly with VCU’s internationally ranked sports management program to facilitate the provision of the course, which was delivered to 15 representatives from the Qatar Olympic Committee.

“We are honored to have been selected by HBKU and the Qatar Foundation to share our expertise,” said Carrie LeCrom, Ph.D., executive director of the VCU Center for Sport Leadership. “We look forward to working with the Qatar Olympic Committee, exchanging ideas and best practices.”

The curriculum, developed by LeCrom and her colleagues, will feature customized topics including strategic sport leadership, organizational dynamics, team building and personal development. LeCrom will be accompanied to Doha by CSL faculty members Brendan Dwyer, Ph.D.; Greg Greenhalgh, Ph.D.; and Greg Burton, M.Ed.

“One of our CSL core values is global-minded. We consistently present a global perspective on sport to our graduate students. This experience will further enhance our commitment to that global view by interacting with dedicated sport professionals in Qatar who believe in the power of sport as much as we do,” said LeCrom.

“This course is especially relevant to Qatar as it strives to effectively manage and address current challenges in sports management. It is even more pertinent as Doha gears up to host a number of high-profile sporting events,” said Mr. Rodolph Boughaba, executive director of HBKU’s Executive Education Center.