Olympic Education leaps forward

Generally it is the view of the coordinators of the ASMC at the global level that the appropriate facilitatory style seeks to encourage and guide participant discussions and creates a climate of trust and understanding.
The ASMC is a programme that requires approximately 30 days of work and can run over several months. Each chapter constitutes a single module and must be addressed over two separate sessions. The first part features a facilitation exercise that allows participants to have read the relevant chapter in the book prior to attending the session so that they can engage in meaningful discussion on the topic. However, before the discussion each participant must test their knowledge of the contents of the chapter by responding to a multiple choice evaluation exercise provided.
This is a means of determining whether participants have actually read the chapter and are equipped for the discussion that would follow. It is also useful in giving the facilitator an important basis from which to pitch the discussions given the identified areas of weaknesses. The facilitator addresses the areas that are in need of highlighting, allowing optimal participation. The facilitation also involves discussing the case illustrations at the end of each section and the case study at the end of each module. Then the participants engage in group work as determined by the facilitator.
In the group work the participants are exchanging experiences and also seeking to determine how what has been learnt can impact the organisation to which they belong.
At the conclusion of the first session, participants must then return to their respective OSOs and analyse relative to what has been discussed. Each participant must then prepare a power point presentation on this analysis to be presented and discussed at the next session. This therefore means that each participant must prepare and present six such power point presentations. Each participant must also prepare two case studies on different modules on the analysis undertaken. These must be discussed at their respective work groups and again at the plenary amongst all participants. This allows for a refining of each of the case studies presented. It is important to note that each of the case studies would eventually be submitted by the Director to Olympic Solidarity for inclusion in its archives of sports administration documentation for use by sports administrators within the Olympic family.
At the final session each participant must make a power point presentation on the way in which the ASMC has impacted him/her as an administrator within an OSO and on the OSO itself.