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Servant Leadership, Coach Learning and Care

Vinson, Don ORCID: and Parker, Andrew (2022) Servant Leadership, Coach Learning and Care. In: 3rd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity, 18th-21st August 2022, Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

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A prominent theme in contemporary coach learning research has been the shift towards recognition of less formal infrastructure in helping coaches learn their craft. Wenger-Trayner and Wenger-Trayner’s (2020) latest iteration of their social theory of learning provides a promising device through which to conceptualize the facilitation of coach development from less formal and more ecological perspectives. Specifically, we consider how Systems Convenors and learning facilitators might help practitioners enhance their knowledgeability. Additionally, considerable recent discussion has concerned the importance of helping coaches to learn to be ‘caring’ practitioners. This paper considers how Systems Convenors and learning facilitators might enhance coaches’ caring practice. We propose Servant Leadership as a tool to solve these intersecting problems. Here, we consider how principles commensurate with both Servant Leadership and Christian theology, namely (a) serving the followers’ highest priority needs, (b) foresight and (c) providing direction, offer considerable potential to help coaching become more caring.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Don Vinson
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 13:32
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 13:32

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