THE Bahrain Olympic Committee’s (BOC) Olympic Academy organised a presentation on Wednesday on how to become an effective sport administrator at national clubs and sports associations.
The presentation at the National Stadium’s Conference Hall in Riffa was done by Canadian Dr Don Clark, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina in Canada.
Dr Clark focused on the necessary skills needed for effective sport leadership. He noted the significance of an administrator to obtain knowledge and awareness of a set of required skills that would ensure smooth running of sports organisations.
Some of the required skills highlighted included communication and networking, financial management, planning, personal and human resources, office management, marketing, fund raising, event management and sport specific skills.
The Canadian professor also noted a number of factors that represent the key to success, such as communication, network building, who to go to for advice and financial control.
At the end of the event, the volunteers of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s initiative to promote physical literacy were honored in appreciation of their contributions to the project.
It was the seventh visit for the Canadian expert to Bahrain, with his first being in 2005. Dr Clark, who was granted the title Professor Emeritus from the University of Regina in 2010 following a 30-year career as a professor, coach, researcher and administrator.