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Thursday, October 24 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
BerNadette Lawson-Williams, Rennae Williams Stowe and Karla F. Jones' "Effective Communication Skills for the Sport Management Student" and James T. Allen's "Using Simulation in the Classroom: Major League Soccer (MLS) in Charlotte"in Conference 1

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Hellos and Hi-Fives: Effective Communication Skills for the Sport Management Student.
BerNadette Lawson-Williams, DSM                         
Johnson C. Smith University
(704) 330 - 1436 Office
blwilliams@jcsu.edu

Rennae Williams Stowe, EdD
Winston-Salem State University
stower@wssu.edu
Karla F. Jones, EdD
Johnson C. Smith University
kfjones@jcsu.edu
This interactive workshop will highlight ways, in which future sport professionals should and should not communicate in order to be successful in the industry. Sport management faculty and students will be provided the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations that will further enhance students’ professional growth and career development.

Using Simulation in the Classroom: Major League Soccer (MLS) in Charlotte. 
James T. Allen, Ph.D.                       
Associate Professor of Sport Management
Queens University of Charlotte
704-337-2426
Allenj5@queens.edu
Simulation as an alternative form of classroom instruction enhances critical and analytical thinking (Martin & McEvoy, 2003). Sport Management faculty are able to incorporate simulation as a tool for converting theoretical concepts into meaningful learning outcomes (Newman, Irwin, Klenosky, & Gillentine, 2003). Charlotte, North Carolina is among the most populated U.S. metropolitan areas without a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. A simulation was designed for Sport Management students to better understand the process of bringing an MLS franchise to the Charlotte market. There are ten roles for students to play in this simulation: 1) investor/franchise operator, 2) CRVA representative, 3) Mayor’s office, 4) City Council member residing in affluent neighborhood, 5) City Council member residing in middle-income neighborhood, 6) City Council member residing in economically depressed neighborhood, 7) Duke Energy executive, 8) Bank of America executive, 9) Mecklenburg County Schools representative, 10) Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership representative. Students should find this simulation challenging in that there are complex relationships between the stakeholders, high stakes (stadium will cost over $200 M), and perhaps greater needs in the city than a soccer stadium/team.

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Conference 1

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