Monday, March 15, 2021 – Zoom Virtual platform
The Oceania Sport Education Program Guam-based Master Educators began the process of working with all member National Federations of the Guam National Olympic Committee in line with the requirements of providing the Management of International Sports Organizations course to all NF boards for the new quadrennial.
The program kicked off on Monday, March 15, 2021, with the newly elected board members of the Guam Kayak and Canoe Federation who were ushered into office in February 2021.
Day 1 activities were facilitated by OSEP Regional Master Educator Joey Miranda III and Master Educator Melanie Torre covering Modules one, two and five. The course began with the introductions and were provided a background of the Olympic movement inclusive of the IOC, ONOC, ANOC, IF and the GNOC, as well as the course outline. Torre led the group in the talking about their hopes and concerns for the course and the future of their organization. The hopes of the newly elected member’s organization were to integrate the Olympic programs into their national federation’s competition structure, elevate the focus of the paddling activities from recreational to sport competition level, and find avenues to financially support the structure of the national team, increase cultural and community relations.
The group put together their organizational structure considering the details in their registered by-laws. Thereafter, they pursued the process of creating their quadrennial competition schedule to close out Module 1.
Torre provided an insight to module 5 on event and facility management where they reviewed the process and procedures of hosting events and creating a check list to ensure the safety of its athletes, officials and patrons. A review of their high school paddling event plan was acknowledged by the MEs and will be used as a guide for other national federations looking for assistance in developing their event guidelines which incorporates COVID 19 measures.
Module 2 incorporated the intentions of the group and their strategy on communication between the executive and board members as well as how to establish the line with the respective clubs. The task at hand included incorporating a regularly scheduled meeting, ensuring the agenda is provided in a timely manner and the minutes of meeting are docketed for transparency purposes. After the discussion with the group, GKCF President Naomi Taitingfong asked her members to complete the discussions and take immediate action on the meeting protocols in a separate platform.
The day’s activities were wrapped up by Melanie Torre with a prelude to day two activities.