~~The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (‘PNGOC’) in partnership with Oceania Sport Education Program (‘OSEP’) and Olympic Solidarity have commenced the first ever class of the 2015 PNG Managing Olympic Sport Organisation (‘MOSO’) 1 program.
MOSO is a high level sport education program endorsed by the International Olympic Committee and designed to support National Olympic Committees around the world, such as the PNGOC and is aimed at training and developing the human resources of its member nations in sports management competencies of organising a sport organisation, strategic management, human resource management, financial management, marketing and event management. It is the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea and the first MOSO course to be run nationally in any Pacific island country.
National Federations were asked to put forward nominations in late 2014 who had to meet specific criteria and out of those nominations, eleven pioneers from different sporting codes were chosen to participate in PNG MOSO 1 including Salote Doko – Handball; Karo Rupa – Team Central; Sophie Tuna – PNG Sports Foundation; Helen Havora – Netball; Liz Wells – Swimming; Stephen Damien – Triathlon; Lesley Babaga – Powerlifting; Clarence Palin – Handball; Ronnie Mea – PNG Sports Foundation; Lakani Oala – Weightlifting and Kila Oli – Volleyball.
The first module of PNG MOSO 1 was ‘Managing Strategically’ which ended on Monday 2 November 2015. Topics ranged from the process involved in developing and preparing a strategic plan, what factors affect planning, the structures of management, roles of human resources and the Board with the development of action plans with evaluation and monitoring aspects.
The MOSO has been delivered regionally in the Pacific for over 7 years under the auspices of the OSEP which is the sport education arm of the Oceania National Olympic Committees. It is the aim of OSEP to be the leader in delivering competency based sports education programmes.
The PNG Sports Foundation also run community coaching and administrator course and the Managing International Sporting Organisation course, also in partnership with the PNG Olympic Committee and OSEP.