Unlocking Potential: Research meets Practice in Sports Mentoring

April 16, 2024 from 2pm to 3pm
Eastern Time (UTC-04:00)

Join Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research for an enriching event where academia meets real-world impact in sports mentoring. Meet and hear from academics and practitioners committed to exploring the profound influence of mentoring in sports.

This event bridges researchers’ and practitioners’ perspectives  to explore and understand the transformative power of mentorship in sports.

Learn about the latest research findings and practical strategies in sports mentoring. Engage in dynamic conversations as experts from academia and the world of youth sport discuss the challenges and opportunities of mentoring within this context. Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about youth development, sports, and mentoring. Build valuable connections that transcend the boundaries between theory and practice.

Who Should Attend:

  • Academics and Researchers in Youth Development and Sports Sciences
  • Youth Workers and Program Staff
  • Sports Coaches and Mentors
  • Policy Makers in Youth and Sports
  • Anyone interested in the intersection of mentoring and sports

Be a part of this conversation that explores the potential of sports mentoring and, help shape a future where mentorship in sports becomes a catalyst for positive change in the lives of our youth.

Discover the speakers

Caroline Hummell

Caroline is a PhD candidate in Applied Health Sciences at Brock University with a focus on mentorship, program evaluation and positive youth development in the sport and recreation sector. Specifically, her doctoral research explores mentorship for self-identifying girl and women athletes with an interest in understanding how sport-based mentorship can facilitate positive developmental outcomes inside and outside of sport for this population.

Dana Bookman

Dana Bookman is the founder and CEO of Canadian Girls Baseball & the founding VP of American Girls Baseball. Awarded a Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for work with CGB & on the list of top 100 most influential in Canadian baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network.

Corliss Bean

Corliss Bean is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University. Her research is focused on positive youth development through sport where she works with community organizations from local to national levels to develop, implement, and evaluate programming to foster psychosocial development.