Virtual Discussion with Author and Coach: Matthew Raidbard, Author of “Lead Like a Pro” In-Person
About the Program
Join author Matthew Raidbard as he discusses the importance of coaches viewing themselves as leaders and teaching them about leadership practice while promoting his book, Lead Like a Pro, on Thursday, June 1, 7:00 -8:00 pm, online.
This program is designed specifically for athletic coaches to provide them with foundational leadership knowledge and teach them techniques they can use to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs. During this program, Matthew will give an introduction to leadership practice, discuss the importance of coaches viewing themselves as leaders, and teach coaches how to make intentional leadership choices. He also will teach coaches how to determine the best leadership style and behaviors for them to practice based on their personal values and beliefs. This program is also designed to help coaches understand the impact their leadership choices can have both positively and negatively on the kids they coach.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in history and classical studies from Indiana University, Dr. Raidbard decided to pursue his dream of being a college basketball coach. His first college basketball coaching job was at Western New Mexico University, where in addition to coaching he completed his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. After leaving Western New Mexico he served as a men’s basketball coach at Dartmouth College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Chicago State University. While working at Chicago State he completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, with his research focusing on determining the best leadership style and behaviors for athletic coaches to practice. From his research, he discovered that coaches at all levels of sports were being asked to take on increased leadership responsibilities for their athletes and team without sufficient opportunities to receive leadership education and training. This finding was the inspiration for his new book, “Lead Like A Pro: Effective Leadership Styles For Athletic Coaches,” where he helps teach coaches about leadership practice. During his last two years at Chicago State he transitioned into athletics administration, and since that time has worked at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Hartford, before moving into his most recent role as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Development at Manhattan College.
Sign up today and a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the program.
- Thursday, June 1, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Mendon Public Library
- Adult Education