Coming Events of the Olympic Council of Malaysia

Olympic Council Malaysia, Asian Cycling Championships 2012 – 8th to 18th February 2012, Kuala Lumpur. 7th OCM Executive Board Meeting 2012 – 14th February 2012 at 4.30 p.m. at OCM Boardroom, 1st Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

15th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants – 27th February to 3rd March 2012, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

12th OCM Conference 2011 – Saturday, 10th March 2012, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

11th Joint International Session for Presidents or Directors of National Olympic Academies and officials of National Olympic Committees – 24th to 31st May 2012 at Olympia, Greece.

52nd International Session for Young Participants – 16th to 30th June 2012, Olympia, Greece.

31st OCM Annual General Assembly – Saturday, 30th June 2012, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.

MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS 2012

3rd OCA Asian Beach Games, Haiyang, China – 16th to 22nd June 2012.

Games of the XXX Olympiad – 27th July to 12th August 2012, London.

CGF General Assembly 2012 – 28th September 2012, Kampala, Uganda

30th OCA General Assembly 2012 – October, Macau, China.

News Items: Pilot Training the Trainers Course in OVEP;

The Olympic Council of Malaysia was pleased to work with the British Council in Malaysia in a pilot trainers course on introducing Olympic Values into the teaching of physical education. 28 PE teachers/ lecturers and 8 officials from different sports departments such as sports division, education and curriculum department and teachers colleges of Sabah attended the course which was held at the Sutera harbor Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, from 30th January to 1st February 2012. A few of the participants were from the International Inspiration Programme of British Council.

The course was based on the teaching manual ‘An Olympic Education Toolkit supplied by International Olympic Committee. The participants were exposed to the background of the Olympic Movements, the Olympic Games and the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter. They had also the opportunity to discuss the variety of learning activities in the toolkit to help them promote the educational values of Olympism to their students. There were also video and Power-point presentations on selected topics of the values and a face to face interaction with a triathlon athlete.

The Workshop was conducted by Ms. Moira Tan, the Hon. Assistant Secretary of OCM and Dato’ Sieh Kok Chi, Hon. Secretary of OCM who was present as an observer. Cik Moria Tan, attended the 2 days discussion, sharing of experiences and exchanges at the OVEP Leadership Forum in Lusaka, Zambia on 5th & 6th January 2012

The following are the comments from the evaluation forms submitted by 26 of the participants:

• The participants rated the course content as satisfied and very satisfactory;

• On course organisation, the participants again rated it as satisfied and very satisfied.

• The participants were of the view that the Olympic values could be promoted to students during PE and sport classes, clubs and community levels.

• The participants gave a rating of satisfied and very satisfied on the lecturers.

• The overall assessment of the course was satisfied and very satisfied.

• The following were what the participants liked most of the course:

Practical sessions for participants and Game situation , Values of Olympic, Real life experience of athlete sharing the values of Olympics, Practical session at the school, Video shows,

• The following were what the participants suggested to improve future courses:

Course is very good but the duration is too short, Should give explanation how to ‘implant’ the five values in the class, More practical examples on how to organize programmes, projects, festivals by adapting values of Olympic, t-shirts to be provided to participants, Time constraint and lecturer rushing to complete. Overall the pilot course was a success. The British Council is considering organising a similar course in Ipoh, Perak.

12th OCM Conference 2012

The 12th OCM Conference will be held on Saturday, 10th March 2012, at 9.30 a.m., at Level 2C, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. The main speaker will be Prof. Leigh Robinson, the Lead Consultant of the Research Study on ‘Developing the Sport Industry’ of Malaysia. The Theme of the Conference will be ‘Developing the Capacity of National Sports Associations’, based on the Report submitted by the Consultants, on one theme out of the five themes studied under the research by the team of Prof. Leigh Robinson. The Research Study was on the following 5 themes:

• Developing the Capacity of National Sports Associations.

• A benchmarking of the sports industry in Malaysia.

• An evaluation of sport retailing.

• An investigation into financial management models.

• Sponsorships.

All NSAs affiliated to OCM are requested to send two representatives to attend the 12th OCM Conference on 10th March 2012, and also to study the Report on ‘Developing the Capacity of National Sports Associations’, which had been distributed to them towards the end of 2011.

15th NOA Session for Young Participants, 27th February to 3rd March 2012

The 15th National Olympic Academy for Young Participants will be organised from 27th February to 3rd March 2012. The venue will be at Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur. As in past years, the best Malaysian male and the best Malaysian female participant, of the 15th Session will be selected to participate in the 52nd International Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants, to be held in Olympia, Greece, sometime from 16th to 30th June 2012. Preference will be given to participants who are former or present national athletes nominated by their National Sports Associations. The participants are from 20 years to 35 years.

National Sports Associations are invited to submit their present and retired national athletes to attend the 15th National Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants. To date, many young representatives from the National Sports Associations have attended past National Olympic Academy Sessions and have found the sessions very beneficial. In addition the opportunity to be selected to attend the 52nd International Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants, to be held in Olympia, is a great attraction for the participants to attend the NOA Session.

5th Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) 2012

The 5th Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) 2012 will be conducted over an eight month period with a first session of three days followed by three sessions of four days per session. In total 15 days will be devoted to face-to-face in class learning and the days in between sessions will be devoted to distance learning and completion of case studies. The objective of the course is to bring about change within the participant’s organisation, so that the organisation will be more efficient and effective in carrying out its programmes and activities.

The course schedule is as follows

• Session 1 from 23rd to 25th March 2012, covering the modules ‘Organizing an Olympic Sports Organization’ and ‘Managing Strategically’.

• Session 2 from 10th to 13th May 2012, covering the modules ‘Managing Human Resources’ and ‘Managing Finance’.

• Session 3 from 12th to 15th July 2012, covering the modules ‘Managing Marketing’ and ‘Organizing a Major Sport Event’.

• Session 4 from 4th to 7th October 2012 and will cover the Presentation and Discussion and

The Learning Process by and with the participants.

The main content for the modules will be derived from the book, “Managing Olympic Sport Organizations”, developed in cooperation with MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management). This book provides the primary content for the learning experience and is the framework for delivery of the course. The materials presented are taken from Olympic Sport Organizations throughout the world and represent a balance of sport management theory and practical examples of best practices, providing a rich and extensive database of applied materials. The use of the book as the standard referral text will enable participants to identify what is and is not appropriate for their organisations and learn how to specifically apply the information to improve their organizations.

The course will be held at Level 2B, OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Olympic Council of Malaysia

Jalan Hang Jebat , 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Those interested are invited to submit their applications in due course. For more details please contact Cik Moira Tan, Hon. Assistant Secretary OCM by email [email protected]

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