ISSP Master Class Series – Lecture #3

Using Organizational Sport Psychology to Develop Psychologically-Informed Sport Environments

Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
Speaker: Professor Chris Wagstaff
Length of Session: 90 minutes (60-minute lecture, 30-minute Q&A)
Language: English (Live multilingual captioning available)
Time: 13:00 UTC (Sao Paulo 9:00, London 13:00, Beijing 20:00, Sydney 22:00)
Where: Zoom (Link sent upon registration)

Program Overview
Over the last two decades, researchers have highlighted the importance of embedding service delivery practices within the complex systems that characterize elite sport organizations. In this presentation, Chris will map the emergence of organizational and systems-led approaches for the development of psychologically informed environments. In doing so, Chris will take a science-practice approach to highlight key social, cultural, and historical influences on people in sport and offer considerations for how practitioners might navigate the shifting sporting landscape, research advancements, and practice innovations in their work.

About the speaker
Chris Wagstaff is a Professor of Applied Psychology. He divides his time between research, supervision, and practice. He has published over 100 papers, primarily in the area of organizational sport psychology, and coordinates a doctorate course in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Portsmouth. Chris’s research primarily falls under the banner of organizational sport psychology and has informed policy and practice in elite sport regarding the development of sustainable sport systems that enable people to thrive. His work has been funded by the world-class programs of British Olympic sports, national governing bodies and funding agencies in UK, Canada, USA, and Sweden, and the International Olympic Committee. Chris is also the Editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and sits on the editorial board of several other leading journals in the field. As an experienced practitioner psychologist, Chris regularly advises UK Sport and the UK Sports Institute. He was formerly the Head of Performance Psychology for the UK Sports Institute through the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where he managed a team of 33 practitioners. He has worked as a practitioner psychologist at three Olympic Games and with international athletes, coaches, and teams in more than 20 sports.

Program Format
Attendees can participate in an ISSP Master Class session from their office or home. Upon registration, registrants will be provided the Zoom link to access the presentation on the web in real-time. If you cannot watch the session live, all registrants will receive a recording afterward.  All registrants will also received a personalized certificate of attendance for their own records.

Cost (in USD)