Conflict is part of competition. Conflict resolution is part of a sports official’s job.
On this webinar Nelson Santiago, Division 1 Men’s Basketball referee and NBA G League official, shares advice on how to manage conflict and being approachable. His insight gives us an understanding of what leads to conflict, and equips us with the knowledge of how to handle it…with coaches, players, fans, and partners.
Nelson Santiago is a Division 1 Men’s Basketball referee and an NBA G League official. In addition, he is the Coordinator for Sports programs at North Carolina State University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in sports and fitness and Master’s Degree in higher education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
Ryan Christian is a Silbo community manager & 8-year Division I basketball and baseball official. He has also served twenty years with the City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation’s Athletic Dept.
Brendan Szulik is the co-founder and CEO of Silbo, a digital marketplace connecting qualified sports officials to amateur sports games. He is the author of Whistleblower, which reveals the harsh truths of the amateur officiating industry and sheds light on the technologies, policies, and solutions that will make amateur sports officiating more accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable.
He resides in North Carolina, where he has officiated basketball, lacrosse, softball, and baseball for nearly a decade.
He graduated with distinction from Duke University; is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the officiating and youth sports industries, sportsmanship, and entrepreneurship.