EuroHockey Executive Leadership Forum Dates Announced

Posted On 31/10/2022

The EHF will host the EuroHockey Equally Amazing Executive Leadership forum from March 24 to 26, 2023 in Brussels, bringing together leaders in our sport to drive change on and off the field of play.

The purpose of the forum is to bring together like-minded people who are progressing on a journey of Equally Amazing leadership in our sport, to inspire, provoke and learn from each other.

The target audience is current and future leaders within the EuroHockey family, be they general secretaries, board members, directors, executive staff members or decision makers.

Each member national association is invited to nominate one male and one female participant to take part in the forum which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

“We strive to promote good leadership, to inspire change, and provoke decision making, on and off the field of play, in collaboration with you the EuroHockey family,” said EHF President Marijke Fleuren.

“Since we started our Equally Amazing Journey, we have had several milestones. Now, we press play again and the next stop is Brussels, the home of EuroHockey.”

“I am delighted to invite each member to nominate one male and one female to the upcoming Executive Leadership Forum.”

Three special guests have already been confirmed with Tine Vertommen from International Olympic Committee’s Safe Sport Unit, Mariël Koerhuis, the Johan Cruyff Institute general manager; and Olympic and World Cup gold medallist Thomas Briels all speaking at the event.

Tine is responsible for the knowledge transfer and evidence-based development of IOC’s policies, procedures and practices to promote safe sport across the Olympic movement.

“I am passionate about safeguarding all those whoo participate in sport from harassment and abuse and I strongly believe that sport can and should be at the very forefront of safeguarding in society at large,” she said of the focus of her involvement in the forum.

Thomas is one of hockey’s most recognisable faces following an international career spanning 15 years, traversing initial amateur days to the very top of the sport.

“I have always wanted to be an ambassador for the sport and make a difference. ‘Inspire the next generation’ is a motto I live by and now I am trying to help the sport grow and share my knowledge by leading the way.”

Mariël has 25-years international leadership experience in higher education management and talent development.

Her special interest is in “dual career development of athletes due to my position at Johan Cruff Institute. My work is focussed on leveraging education worldwide to further professionalise the sports industry.”

** You can download more information on our special guests, plus a flavour of who else will be there at this link: Download here

Keep an eye out across our social media channels for more special guest announcements soon.

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