TOP OF THE CLASS: Wells with her award flanked by fellow course graduates, Helen Havora (left), Clarence Palin and Sophia Tuna. PHOTO: A. Molen/ PNGOC.
Sport administrator and President of PNG Swimming, Elizabeth Wells received the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee’s Best Student award in the first ever Advanced Sport Management course of the Managing Olympic Sport Organizations (MOSO) programme that was run in Port Moresby.
Wells along with colleagues, Sophia Tuna, Clarence Palin, Suluet Tarasomo and Helen Havora who pioneered in doing the course in PNG, excitedly received their certificates after completing six modules of the Advanced Sport Management course – MOSO which was held over six weekends. The final assignment was delivering a presentation on one case study they had written on their individual national sports federation.
The presentations by each of them were made to members of the Executives of the National Federations who were attending the PNGOC’s Annual General Assembly on the 17 June, 2017.
The MOSO course is part of the Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP) and has been organized by the PNG Olympic Committee as part of their commitment to improving the capacity of National Sports Federations. The PNG MOSO 1 has six modules – Organizing an Olympic Sport Organization, Managing Strategically, Managing Human Resources, Managing Finance, Managing Marketing and Organizing a Major Sporting Event.
Secretary General of the PNG Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla in applauding the graduands emphasized the PNGOC’s focus to build up capacity within the National Federations.
PNGOC President, Sir John Dawanincura in presenting the awards echoed Rapilla’s remarks and also commended the commitment and perseverance of the graduands. He urged National Federations to put forward nominations for PNG MOSO 2 which will start in March 2018.
Wells who is the President of PNG Swimming in responding shared the views of her colleagues that the course had crystalized their knowledge and experiences into actual working plans. In particular, it was because of her learning in the MOSO that had helped her draft a Marketing Plan which saw PNG Swimming Inc. win the bid to host the 2018 Oceania Championships swimming event.
MOSO Programme Director, Alurigo Ravusiro said applications for the second MOSO course which will start in March, 2018 are now open.
Applications are welcome from executives of National Federations (NF’s) for sports, teachers involved with NF’s and sports administrators of member NF’s.
Interested people can contact the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee on 325 1449, 325 1411 or 323 0114.