Mission of CSLi Leadership
This is not about sports. The mission of CSLi leadership is to change the conversation around what it means to be a leader on a sports team and in life. CSLi intends to impact as many athletes as possible with the message that true leadership is found through mindfulness, social-emotional development, and building connection though empathy and mutual vulnerability.
CSLi Leadership Philosophy Build More Connected & Authentic Leaders
The CSLi leadership philosophy stems from more than 30 years of leadership experience and development at all levels of sports, business and education. Although inspired by elements of Authentic, Transformational and Servant Leadership, CSLi leadership also introduces concepts from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, Dr. Brené Brown’s books Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, Daniel Coyle’s national bestseller Culture Code, and George Mumford’s book, The Mindful Athlete. We have carefully crafted this unique understanding of leadership by combining the most impactful elements of different ideologies into one cohesive leadership philosophy.
Online Team Leadership Workshop Self-Guided Leadership Training for Teams
The Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation has created a nine session online team leadership workshop. We have taken concepts that Daron K. Roberts teaches UT student-athletes in Gameplan for Winning at Life, and breaks them down into highly engaging videos, activities and discussions. Each session contains a 5-15 minute introduction video, an athletes’ and coaches’ workbook, and bonus online materials. Coaches can purchase all nine sessions online here. If you have any questions please contact CSLi.
Entrepreneurial Leadership Experience A Partnership with the Kevin Durant Foundation
The Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, The Kevin Durant Foundation, Thirty-Five Ventures and The Durant Center at College Track have partnered to create the Entrepreneurial Leadership Experience. This two-day intensive training in leadership and entrepreneurship training takes place in Kevin’s hometown of Suitland, Maryland. If you have any questions please contact CSLi.
Athlete Leadership Workshops Leadership Training at Your School
CSLi Athlete Leadership Workshops deploy advanced leadership trainings to student-athletes across Central Texas. The CSLi team comes to your school and works directly with your athletes and coaches. If you have any questions please contact CSLi.
1. Dealing with Failure & Receiving Feedback (Growth Mindset)
2. Mental Toughness (Grit & Resilience)
3. Mental Training (Mindfulness & Meditation)
4. The (Dis)comfort Zone (Vulnerability)
5. Leading by Example (Core Values & Integrity)
6. Leading with Humility (Self-awareness)
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8. Building a Championship Team
(Vulnerability-based Trust and Culture Development)
9. Treating People Right (Healthy Relationships)
10. Magical Feedback (Empathy & Self-compassion)
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12. Digital Citizenship (Social Media etiquette)
13. How to Inspire & Motivate (Purpose Driven Goal-setting)
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15. Dealing with Conflict (Communication & Decision-making)
Captains Academy Leadership Training at UT-Austin
To expand our reach and fulfill our mission beyond campus, we created the Captains Academy, originally a joint effort with the Austin Independent School District (AISD). Captains Academy is a leadership training program designed to equip the captains of boys and girls teams with unique leadership training in connection, goal-setting, mindset, and personal brand building. Captains Academy is available to any high-school student athlete leader in Texas. If you have any questions please contact CSLi.
The UT Leadership Experience A New Twist on the College Visit
Get more out of your students’ college visits to The University of Texas. The UT Leadership Experience is a customized leadership training and college visit all rolled into one. Bring your group of high school juniors or seniors to campus and let the CSLi team introduce them to concepts that will help them succeed as they take their next steps in life. If you have any questions please contact CSLi.
Two-Hour Leadership Workshop
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Coaches' Leadership Curriculum Development Customized Leadership Consulting
Every seasoned coach has a leadership and character development philosophy for their athletes. Not every coach has the time to create a personalized off-season plan for their teams. Let the experts as CSLi put your personal leadership philosophy into a curriculum for your team. If you have any questions please contact CSLi.
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