CEO - Smith Management Training & Consulting Services, LLC
Athletic Coordinator - Kernersville Parks & Recreation
Community Recreation Services Division Manager - Greensboro Parks & Recreation
Recreation Superintendent - Wilson Parks & Recreation
Head of Sales and National Programs - SILBO
Athletic Coordinator - Mount Holly
Parks & Recreation
Recreation Software and Community Programming Specialist -
Asheville Parks & Recreation
Athletic Program Supervisor - Onslow County Parks & Recreation
Director - Asheville Parks & Recreation
Program and Operations Manager - Asheville Parks & Recreation
Siler City Parks and Recreation
Recreation Center Director
Greensboro Parks and Recreation
Betsy Blose is currently the Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics for Advancement at UNC Asheville. After 28 years of coaching college women’s basketball, she now serves as an athletics administrator with excitement and vision. Coaching provided Betsy some of her greatest moments of joy and some of her biggest career challenges, as is true for all coaches. She brings all of that wisdom and experience, and her drive and deep values to her current work in administration.
Born and reared on a dairy farm in Rockingham County, Virginia, Betsy is one of seven daughters in a very close Blose family; much of who she is and what she has accomplished to date lies in that beginning. Growing up, Betsy milked cows, fed baby calves, pulled weeds, rounded up cows, and sometimes griped about it all. But those 4:30 am wake up calls to go milk, and the hours spent beside her Dad in the barn set her on a course of hard work, right values, and a never quit attitude.
Betsy is passionate about students, education, and athletics. As an administrator, she is able to combine those three loves, to be sure student-athletes receive a high-quality learning experience to give them success in sports and in life.
Blose is also an advocate for women and has been a featured speaker on the topic of women and leadership in the community in which she resides.
Betsy received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from James Madison University and her Master of Science degree in 1991 from James Madison University.
When she isn’t working, Betsy loves spending time with family and friends, hiking to waterfalls, running, and reading non-fiction.
Session I - Evolution of Athletics
We all are familiar with how to play traditional games... but can you come up with a new game using traditional equipment? What's going to be the next sport or game to take athletics by storm? With Pickleball, spike ball, quidditch, ultimate frisbee, and E-Sports athletics are evolving... who knows what will be next. In this session, attendees will work together to solve a series of challenges and come up with their pitch for the next great sport!
Session II - DREAM, Keeping the Game Alive
This session is all about preparation and development in real-time. Attendees will learn the difference between experience and education, career and job, leaders and followers, and working vs. personal relations. You will have the opportunity to see where you are in the preparation/foundation process, and if you are more comfortable as a starter or backup player.
Session III - Equity in Athletics
Equity in Athletics will give participants a broad overview of the difference between equity and equality. We will discuss how to address potential distributional differences and resource allocation as a means to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of underserved and underrepresented groups. We will look at ways to allocate recreational resources to eliminate these barriers to participation in making athletic programming more inclusive. Lastly, tools will be given to empower staff to view athletics through and program for participants through an equity lens.
Session IV - How to Create A Masterpiece: Economic Impact of Athletics
This session will give attendees the groundwork to make economic changes in your community through athletics.
Session V - Conflict Resolution in Athletics
Through attending this session, attendees will be able to identify their conflict management style, discuss best practices for conflict management, and recognize the different types of conflict management styles.
Registration and Check-In, Drop-in snacks with vendors
11:30 - 12:30pm
Lunch on your own
12:30 - 12:45pm
Welcome, Icebreaker, Introductions
12:45 - 1:15pm
State of Sports Officiating - Sponsored by Silbo
1:15 - 4:45pm
Session 1 - Evolution of Athletics: New and Unique Sports - Part 1 and 2 (.3 CEUs)
- New and Unique Sports
- Creating Your Own Sport
- Sports in Action
- Try or present your game!
5:30 - 7:30pm
Sponsor Social, Trivia and Pizza Party - Barley's Taproom
7:30 – 10:00pm
Breakfast (on your own)
9:00 - 9:15am
Morning Ice Breaker/Announcements
9:15 - 10:30am
Session 2 - Dream, Keeping The Game Alive (.1 CEUs)
Session 3 - Equity in Athletics (.1 CEUs)
12:15 - 1:15 pm
1:30 - 2:45pm
Session 4 -How to Create A Masterpiece: Economic Impact of Athletics (.1 CEUs)
3:00 - 7:30pm
Afternoon Activities and Team Building (Signup required, extra fees may apply)
- Cornhole and Brewery Tour
- New Belgium (Pre-registration required for the tour)
- Downtown Asheville Walking Tour
- Escape Room ($30 per person)
- Axe Throwing ($21-$34 per person, Pre-registration required)
Dinner on Your Own or Evening Walking Ale Trail
Breakfast (on your own)
9:15 - 9:30am
Morning Ice Breaker
9:30 - 10:45am
Session 5 - Conflict Resolution in
Athletics (.1 CEUs)
Session 6 - Career Progression
Panel (.1 CEUs)
Awards & Closing