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Articles

Smith, S. & Martinez, J. (2009) An Analytic Framework for Dispute Systems Design, Harvard Negotiation Law Review [Vol. 14:123] Read more >

The purpose of this white paper is to outline why sports conflict is costly, illustrate the costs of a likely incident, and compare the costs of proactive vs. reactive responses. Download: The Read more >

Internal alignment, often called internal equity, refers to the pay relationships among different jobs/skills/competencies within a single organization. The relationships form a pay structure Read more >

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses Read more >

The Guide to Administrative Fair Play (the “Guide”) was created by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) for the purpose of providing sport administrators with a reference to Read more >

The status and privileges conferred on organizational Ombuds programs — allowing Ombuds to work differently in the organization than all others — forge the additional responsibility for programs Read more >

Team Culture
The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory Choosing the Right Leadership Style for the Right People   What type of leadership do your people need? You’ve just finished Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >

Josh Gordon Founder of the Sports Conflict Institute and Sports Management Instructor at the University of Oregon Language skills are important. International markets are the emerging markets and Read more >

Team physicians for professional sports franchises face a conflict of interest created by the competing loyalties they owe to the team that employs them and to the athlete–patient they must Read more >

Fred Mael describes the various ways that sport and standard businesses generally differ in human resources departments. Among the subjects discussed are compensation, job turnover, and Read more >


Audio

Tom Jernstedt of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee joined SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, for a conversation on the history of college playoffs and the newly implemented college Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we are joined by Bob Scalise – Harvard University’s Director of Athletics – to discuss the role of Athletic Directors and Administrators in Collegiate Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we take on the issue of reputational risk in intercollegiate athletics. Specifically, how should we value reputation as its own currency not unlike dollars for wins? Read more >


Books

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >


Documentaries

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >


Tools

Both indirect and direct costs are critical to understand to fully embrace the importance of managing conflict in this $70B industry. This knowledge and skill set represents core Read more >

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses Read more >

The Guide to Administrative Fair Play (the “Guide”) was created by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) for the purpose of providing sport administrators with a reference to Read more >

Preparation for negotiations is the most-neglected activity and, yet, one of the most critically important. Please feel free to use this Negotiation Preparation Tool for any negotiation. For Read more >

Team Culture
The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership® Theory Choosing the Right Leadership Style for the Right People   What type of leadership do your people need? You’ve just finished Read more >


Videos

MIT’s Professor Emeritus, Edgar Schein, on helping, how to offer, give, and receive help. Read more >

Professor Gil Fried, University of New Haven Sports Management Department and Executive Director of Patron Management discussed fan violence and issues of liability. About Gil Fried: Professor Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

Dr. Myles Brand, in his role of NCAA President, discusses minorities in coaching and administration. Read more >

John Zinsser discusses ways in which professional and intercollegiate athletic programs manage conflict and how an Ombuds model might work as a viable alternative. Key Points on Organizational Read more >

Spend gameday with Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens. Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >

In this ingenious talk, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg seamlessly combines informational facts from research, anecdotes from real events, and personal experience with insightful Read more >


Weblinks

This website deals with numerous issues related to college coaches. This particular aspect of the website has a list of coaches’ compensation and many of the actual contracts are appended. Read more >

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute site is searchable for federal statutes (U.S. Code), state statutes, and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as federal and state court decisions. Read more >

Jason Belzer writes some of the more well-developed pieces on the business of sports. Click here to access his articles. Read more >

Excellent resources from Myles Brand’s NCAA presidency. Read more >

This is the website of the National Association of Sports Officials. There is a special report on this site called “Officials & Independent Contractor Status” that deals with the history of Read more >

This site provides information about the National Letter of Intent Program, which is administered through the NCAA Eligibility Center office. Read more >

Search student-athlete, institutional, and conference data on race and gender demographics. Read more >

The NCAA is committed to making policy decisions based on quality research data about the experiences of student-athletes, member colleges and universities, and others involved in college Read more >

Troy Vincent’s organization focusing on athlete development on and off the field. Read more >

From WKCR 89.9 FM NY Date Broadcast: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 January’s installment of our series with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) features John Zinsser, Read more >

Sport BC’s resource library is for sport administrators to find how-tos, toolkits and guides to help inform the operations and activities of sport organizations Read more >

Sport Resolutions is the independent not-for-profit dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom. Read more >

The Sports Conflict Institute has curated books and videos by topics here. Read more >

The library link on this website allows you to find an Athletics Program Risk Checklist, which can help you add to your preventive law plan. Read more >