A discussion on the leadership challenges facing the sports industry led by Wharton Professor Ken Shropshire. He will also share the research behind his new book, "Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports".
Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
11:00 am to Noon (CST)
Led By: Ken Shropshire
David W. Hauck Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics;
Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative
About the Session:
In "Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports", Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, respect, and equality in sports, focusing on the need for leadership to embrace and deliver these principles in a real and tangible way within the sports industry. He also introduces the Sports Power Matrix, a framework for understanding power within the sports industry.
About the Speaker:
Ken Shropshire's blend of legal and business consulting clients include the likes of the National Football League and Major League Baseball. In baseball he serves on the Commissioner appointed On Field Diversity Task Force assisting with their research initiatives. When the NFL sought to revive its Career Symposium Shropshire assisted them in hosting the event at Wharton. This after leading the Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program for NFL players at Wharton since 2004. His consulting roles have included a wide variety of other clients including work for the NCAA, and the United States Olympic Committee. He has handled traditional legal work too including contract negotiations for a wide range of sports related matters from boxing promotional agreements to coaching and executive contracts. He also works extensively with sports entrepreneurs ranging from an entity focused on cutting edge scouting for hockey to the representation of the creator of a new sports league.
He attended Stanford University on a football scholarship earning a degree in economics and received his law degree from Columbia University. Prior to coming to the Wharton School in 1986 he practiced law in Los Angeles and served as an executive with the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.
His current academic research focuses on sport and social impact. He is particularly interested in how sport has been used to impact social conditions in the United States and around the globe.
Sports dominate the Shropshire family with his daughter Theresa playing varsity squash at Stanford, wife Diane a former pro and collegiate doubles tennis champion and their son Sam a High School All-American.
Space is limited, so register today by following the appropriate link below:
WHARTON ALUMNI: https://cessna.wharton.upenn.edu/webinar/?event=Webinar-102015