The Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) administrators from around the country will this week be undergoing training on sport leadership and administration at Kagisong Centre in Mogoditshane.
Previously, some BAA administrators had undergone the course in 2011, and in 2012 BoBA, BISA, PASSOBO and BOTESSA, benefited from the courses. The Leadership and Administration course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Sport Management Course, which graduated its first ever class in January 2013.
It was realized that many volunteers have the drive to deliver for the sport they love but lack the basic administration skills, which come handy in ensuring that they are better equipped to manage their relevant National Federation or Sports Clubs efficiently.
The BNOC CEO, who is also a National Course Director, has expressed that as more volunteers pour into the sporting fraternity with the desire to serve as administrators, “it is well within the BNOC mandate to ensure that they are skilled, and well equipped with the necessary knowledge to do so effectively.”
These courses are global and in accordance with the IOC curriculum on sport administration and management, and so afford our local administrators the opportunity to receive the same education offered by the IOC as their international counterparts. Some of the main topics that will be covered in the course are: Governance, Communication, Strategic Planning and Management.
Botswana Football Association (BFA), Botswana Swimming Sport Association (BSSA), Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) and Botswana Volleyball Association (BVA) will have courses delivered for them during year.