CIAAA Leadership Training Program Online Courses

April 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News

In February 2014, the CIAAA launched an online delivery format of the  popular Leadership Training Program. These courses are held online in  webinar format, which allows for group interaction and simulates the class-learning  environment. We launched  with our flagship  502C: Management  Strategies and Organizational Techniques and are excited to roll out the next two online courses focused on legal issues in athletic administration. The courses take place completely online over two consecutive nights of the week.

Feedback from our first course delivery (February, 2014):

The CIAAA is a really great source for professional development and resources. Having it go nation-wide will only make it better!

Very convenient to be at home and complete the course. I also found the program very easy to use! It was great to have the ability to interact with ADs from across the country!


504C: Legal Issues I – Negligence, Liability & Risk Management

This course covers liability, negligence, and risk management practices for athletic administrators. Legal concepts will be introduced to athletic administrators through the use of case law, case studies, and guided discussion. Appropriate risk management documentation procedures for athletic administrators will be identified.  Enrollees will benefit from discussing real-life case  law scenarios and defining the duties and standards of care that the law requires of athletic administrators. Enrollees will leave the course with new knowledge and actionable strategies for managing risk.

Dates: April 28 & 29, 2014
Times: 6:00 – 8:00pm MST each night
Cost: $129

506C: Legal Issues II – Enhanced Legal Topics for the Athletic Administrator

This course introduces the important legal issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, and violence in sport. Participants will learn the legal definitions of the terms and how they are applied to the sport and scholastic context.  Case law examples, discussions and other activities will help participants navigate these complex issues. Athletic administrators are also more frequently dealing with legal issues in an “online” context.  This course looks at these new issues (cyber-bulling, online privacy, defamation, and coach-athlete relationship closeness on Facebook) through a legal lens and participants will learn tips for how best to manage online issues. Finally, the course touches on employment law and participants will learn best practices for beginning and ending relationships with teacher coaches and volunteer coaches.

Dates: April 30 & May 1st. 2014
Times: 6:00 – 8:00pm MST each night
Cost: $129

These courses are eligible towards both the certification program and Master’s level credits through our partnership with Indiana State University. Visit for more information on either of these opportunities.


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