Integrity was the word of the day for the 2016 Oceania Sport Education Program (O.S.E.P) Regional Continued Professional Development (C.P.D) Training in Fiji.
Sixteen participants from around the region – including two from Samoa - have come together for the leadership training. Samoa is represented by Tuala Mathew Vaea and Nynette Sass of S.A.S.N.O.C.
The O.N.O.C Education Commission chairperson, Jim Tobin, thanked the O.S.E.P regional team for their participation in the workshop and their commitment to roll-out O.S.E.P initiatives in the Oceania region.
He acknowledged the work of the group saying “Sport education is the strength of O.N.O.C.”
Mr. Tobin assures the commitment of O.N.O.C in supporting the O.S.E.P program for the next four years. He says strong master educators will develop sports not just for Olympians, but also for the community, the grassroots, and in developing lifestyles.
Everyday as part of the leadership training, the participants will pair up to facilitate a session on leadership principles.
The group was blessed with a visit from O.N.O.C Vice President, Barry Maister, who shared his leadership experiences as Secretary General of New Zealand National Olympic Committee and his view on goal setting.
Mr. Maister challenged the participants with a different perspective when stating his definition of winning: “Winning is knowing that you’ve done the best that you can to be the best that you can be. Failure is not committing to doing the best that you can be.”
The goal for this group is to develop a team of experts that will support the delivery and development of O.S.E.P in the Oceania region.