Leadership Forum seeking presenters

Published on June 9th, 2022

US Sailing is seeking a broad range of presentations and presenters for Sailing Leadership Forum 2023 at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL on February 2-4. Join over 600 influential decision makers from all levels of Yacht Clubs, Sail Training Programs, Industry Professionals and Class/Fleet Leaders from across the country. The Forum will offer keynote speaker presentations and focused group sessions on a wide range of topics.

Over the years, US Sailing has had the pleasure to work with hundreds of talented and knowledgeable presenters who are proven experts in their respective areas. Sailing Leadership Forum is only made possible by leaders inside and outside our sport donating their time and talent to educate the sailing community.

Preliminary Education Tracks for SLF 2023

Business Development and Leadership
Business operations including budget management, operations, logistics, fundraising, sponsorship, marketing & communications and strategic planning. Understanding leadership, culture, employee happiness, and volunteer management

Innovation, Sustainability and Technology
Exploring creative programming, innovative competitive event formats and cutting-edge sailing technology. Designing events and programs that go beyond low impact to positive impact, innovations in sustainability

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Creating inclusive accessible programs, events and workplaces

Trends, Participation and Growth
Looking to the future to develop programming and events which grow participation.

Safety On And Off the Water
Comprehensive emergency action and crisis communication plans, lessons learned from recent incidents, Safe Sport guidance, accident proofing your organization and running safe regattas.

Innovation and Simplification in Race Management
Understanding the Racing Rules, event formats that encourage participation, keeping it simple and fun, grow your race committee volunteer base

Well-being and Personal Growth
Prioritizing mental health and emotional intelligence

To learn more and submit a proposal, click here.

For questions about Sailing Leadership Forum 2023, please contact US Sailing at events@ussailing.org.

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