Sport Jam Discovery

An innovation professional development program for sport and recreation people


*** This event has now been postponed in the interest of participants' health. We will inform participants and all others with further information in due course ***

The Sport Jam Discovery is a professional development program which empowers you to use human-centred design to increase participation in sport or recreation.

The program will be co-delivered by design experts Rowboat and is supported by VicHealth.

We all want to increase participation in sport and active recreation, yet despite the wide range of successful initiatives out there, 7 out of 10 Victorians are not active enough based on weekly cardiovascular activity. There are close to 16,000 sport clubs in Victoria, and while activities like yoga and fitness classes are on the rise, Vicsport believes sporting clubs and facilities can play a greater role in getting our community more active. Therefore, we have set a high-level theme for the program:

How might local sport clubs and facilities become hubs of social sport and active recreation… so that we increase participation by less active people?

Within this theme, you’ll tackle issues like equity, inclusion, sustainability and more, by using human-centred design as a tool to discover great new insights and generate ideas.

What you’ll get

  • two engaging, practical, full day workshops
  • a take-home workbook full of practical tips, tools and frameworks
  • lots of real world opportunities to practice human-centred design skills
  • plenty of mentoring from innovation experts
  • extensive networking opportunities.
Click here for a sneak peek of the agenda and themes we'll be tackling during the program.


Day 1, Wednesday March 18

Human-Centred Design educational workshop, immersion in themes, group forming and preparation for field work.

Field work, March 19-31

Application of human-centred design research skills, at your own pace, with real people at locations of your choosing (three conversations, which might only take 1-2 hours).

Day 2, Wednesday April 1

In small groups, synthesising insights, idea generation, a ‘pitch battle’ and reflections.

Register below

If you have any questions, contact Tom Dixon form Vicsport on (03) 9698 8100 or

NB: Participation in the Sport Jam Discovery requires a small amount of pre-workshop reading (one hour), attendance at both workshop days and at least two hours of field work during the two-week gap.

Wed Mar 18 2020, 9:30am — Wed Mar 18 2020, 4:30pm
Sport Jam Discovery Ticket - Member - $25 (Member: $25)
Sport Jam Discovery Ticket - Non-Member - $65 (Member: $65)
CitiPower Centre Junction Oval, Lakeside Drive St Kilda VIC 3182

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