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The most impactful CEOs in the sector are "BLC" alumni...


HorizonSport alumni are revolutionising the sector, causing greater sports performance and participation throughout society. 40% of BLC alumni are currently in CEO roles in the sector. 

About the BLC

Cohorts of outstanding people come together for intense, practical, action-oriented, experiential learning - designed for the role of CEO. 

Tara Dillon - CEO, The Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity

Excellent course – insightful, testing and challenging. Made me re-think my role, our vision and strategy.


Mark Lawrie - CEO, Street Games

Positively challenging, immersive, thought-provoking, behaviour changing input from great sector leaders. Intense, at times uncomfortable but hugely rewarding and energising. Transformed my approach to leadership.

Matt Archibald - CEO, English Institute of Sport  
A full-on experience that requires a level of commitment on behalf of participants in order to make the most of your peers' and the faculty's wide experience.

Duncan Truswell - Strategic Lead Talent and Performance, Sport England
The opportunity and stimulus to reflect on some priority development areas, coupled with tools and techniques to help me improve which will stay with me long beyond the conclusion of the course.

Rachel Knight - Commercial Director, BT Sport
Helped me to unlock certain leadership areas which were holding me back, and the cohort really supported each other.

Curriculum & Impact

Action-oriented leadership theory, enabling practical impact. 


Personal Impact and Network

Understand and shape your unique personal brand as a senior, high-impact leader. Discover how to stay present whatever happens, to speak with credibility and impact.


Leadership Performance

Create and "sell" a vision that aligns and inspires, even in the face of uncertainty and cynicism. Build motivation and performance in teams - study influence, feedback and conflict.


Strategic Planning & Decision-making

Learn how to lead diverse boards/exec teams to solve problems, make important decisions, align resources and priorities. Engage stakeholders for challenge, perspective, door-opening, and wisdom.


Planning, Risk, Governance

Understand the key components of practical governance and risk leadership in the sports sector. Address risk effectively for peace of mind as a leader, with the team. De-prioritise. Say no. Reduce frustration.

Course components

Over the 4 week course, you apply new leadership mindsets and techniques immediately to current business issues.

Powered by two full workshop days away from the business (to start and end the course), you also benefit from peer connection, the buddy programme, two remote workshops, expert 1:1 coaching, and cutting edge-content.

Your leadership step-ups are realised through guided practical change in your day to day business. 

A valuable alumini community

Leadership can be a lonely game, build powerful connections and support.



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