NWT Coach Development Conference: Register now!

Join us for a one-day conference in Yellowknife on Saturday, September 23, 2017, dedicated to helping anyone interested in developing their coaching knowledge.

The NWT Coach Development Conference, at the Chateau Nova Hotel in Yellowknife, brings together internationally recognized experts with northern specialists to create a forum for discussion and development.

UPDATE: Coaches attending this conference are eligible to receive funding assistance through Sport North for their registration costs. Click here to download the funding application form for reimbursement. 

Tickets are $150 plus GST and provide access to the full day’s programming:

  • Seven sessions including workshops on community and development coaching, strength training, nutrition, and sponsorship;
  • Keynote from Peter Jensen, eight-time Canadian Olympic team member and high performance specialist;
  • Best practice Q&A with Wayne Parro, Coaching Association of Canada senior coach consultant;
  • Breakfast, dinner and snacks included in the price of your ticket!

Click here to register – spaces are limited so book early.

The full schedule includes:

0830-1030 – PETER JENSEN

Peter Jensen is a dynamic speaker with a PhD. in Sport Psychology. An authority on leadership, he is a renowned innovator – bringing coaching and personal high performance to organizations worldwide. He has attended eight Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian Olympic team, is a top-rated instructor at the Queen’s Smith School of Business, and is the founder of Performance Coaching Inc.

Peter’s opening session will introduce us to the key lessons he has learned in his exceptional coaching career, and set the stage for the sessions that follow.

1030-1045 – BREAK


Funding is vital for sports teams and governing bodies with ideas and ambition. Sports administrators, sports governors and local business leaders discuss best practices for securing sports sponsorship in the North.

1200-1300 – LUNCH

1300-1400 – WAYNE PARRO

Coaching Association of Canada senior coach consultant Wayne Parro discusses current trends and best practices for both community and development coaches, including the importance of a multi-sport approach for northern youth.

1400–1500 – LORIE CRAWFORD

Yellowknife-based holistic nutritionist Lorie Crawford provides a guide to sports nutrition for the North, focusing on basic advice to help athletes at all stages of development improve their diets no matter their home community.

1500-1530 – BREAK


Sport Performance Training’s, Brad McNamara trains some of the top athletes in Canada in all Speed/Power sports. From the NHL, CFL, AHL, UFC, WHL, NCAA to Olympic Sports and Amateur Sports. Certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) (Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach – RSCC). Brad will discuss the importance of strength training for grassroot all the way to high performance athletes.


Wayne Parro and experienced NWT-based coaches come together for a Q&A session on how to get the most out of athletes, training sessions and major events, forming a shared learning opportunity with input from a wide variety of coaches at all levels of experience.

1745-1830 – DINNER


Peter’s keynote address involves audience participation and focuses on resiliency, adapting themes from his highly regarded Inside Edge book and presentation.