How the sportive agents of the future have to be? (II): territorial differences and by sector

How the sportive agents of the future have to be? (II): territorial differences and by sector

In a previous article, it was analysed which are the competences required to a sportive agent to adapt  to the industry of the current and future sport, from the conclusions of the project NASME (New Age of Sport Management Education in Europe), project of ERASMUS + funded by the European Union. The present article puts the focus in the existent differences between the distinct countries participants as well as in the main variations between the sectors analysed.

In general, such as it saw in the previous article, some of the most request competences are the flexibility (capacity to adapt to new situations) and the capacity to apply the knowledges to the daily practice, what evidence the complexity to work in the sport. Like this, the new agents have to be:

  • Flexible
  • Innovative
  • Competent in the relationships
  • Professionally skilful to integrate to different communities

In Greece, for example, take particular importance the competences in sportive tourism, whereas it is not one of the main requirements in the rest of countries. Finland also differentiates of the rest with the request of skills to work in a multidisciplinary team. In Spain, the skills for the resolution of problems or the capacity of adaptation to new situations (flexibility) are two of the most request competences.

The study distinguishes between four differentiated sectors: sportive clubs, sportive federations and regional confederations, organisations of the public sector and private sportive companies. Each one of these sectors has some specific needs regarding the profiles of the sportive agents that they can work, as it shows in the next table:

To global level, the plans of studies in sportive management will have to include the thematic posed so that they allow developing the competences of the students to adapt to the demands of the complex labour market at the present and in the future. Taking into account, however, the differences detected, it will be necessary to work so that the plans of training are adapted to the needs of each territory. On the same way, will be necessary to take into account the demands of the different sectors and realise an adaptation in base to these to guarantee a formative process with guarantees of professional success.