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Rose Table Dialogues

Overview

A Rose Table Dialogue is a two-session moderated roundtable dialogue of 20-25 diverse leaders and experts who address a specific issue involving sports values. The first 90-minute session refines the issue. The second session uses the collective intelligence around the table to recommend solutions. Ideally those around the table represent the stakeholders involved in the issue so that they can act in their own ways as a result of the dialogue. They are also leaders who can speak or write about these issues to broader audiences.

THE ROLE OF SPORTSCASTING & JOURNALISM IN PROMOTING SPORTSMANSHIP IN SOCIETY

May 17, 2022

This Rose Table Dialogue will engage sportscasters and writers to address ways the public can see more acts of sportsmanship in coverage of games and other aspects of the sport.  How do sports journalists and game-casters bring these heroic and generous acts into their coverage?  What else can they do to advance these positive values in sports while being true to their professions?

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ROSE TABLE DIALOGUE ON MENTAL HEALTH OF ATHLETES

June 14, 2022

Twenty to twenty-four leaders and experts will gather around the Rose Table at America’s Stadium to address issues of mental health of athletes and arrive at solutions applicable to professional, college and amateur sports. Participants will identify the problems inherent in mental health issues with athletes such as reluctance to admit to problems, appearance of weakness or non-athleticism, lack of recognition by coaches and parents, and other ways that mental health issues play out in sports.

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COACHES & CEOs ROSE TABLE DIALOGUE ON COMPETITION

November 2022

Twenty five Coaches, CEOs, and Elected Officials. Coaches and managers from professional and college sports; CEOs and former CEOs, politicians elected to high office will come together to discuss how concepts of competition can impact sports, business and politics. While all three are based on competition, with the understanding that through hard-fought competition the best will win out, unfettered competition can be destructive and counterproductive. “Rollerball” showed the dark side of sports competition without rules, but examples arise in business (“Wall Street”, Enron) and politics (“The Candidate”, the January 6 Insurrection) as well.
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ROSE TABLE DIALOGUE  ON RACE & SPORTS

Fall 2022

Twenty to twenty-four leaders and experts will gather around the Rose Table at America’s Stadium to address issues of racial equity and arrive at solutions applicable to professional, college and amateur sports. Participants will include owners, coaches, players, critics, media, and other representative stakeholders in sports, all people who can bring about change in their fields
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