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THE FOLLOWING COURSES WILL BE OFFERED BY THE OFSAA/CIAAA TEAM THIS YEAR.  EXACT DATES AND LOCATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE INSTRUCTORS BASED ON THE DEMAND IN THEIR AREA. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING A COURSE OFFERED IN YOUR AREA PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ANY OF THE INSTRUCTORS OR JIM BARBEAU.

MEMBERS OF THE TEAM ARE:

Michele Van Bargen (West) - m.vanbargen@tvdsb.on.ca

Richard Lachance (North) - richardlachance20@gmail.com

Patty Johnson (Metro) - pjohnson@tanenbaumchat.org

Sean Clancy (East) - sean.clancy@ocdsb.ca

Cathy Johnson (West) - cathyjohnson48@gmail.com

Mike Kennelly (Central) - michael.kennelly@ddsb.ca

Jim Barbeau - OFSAA Special Projects Coordinator - jim@ofsaa.on.ca


502C PRINCIPLES, STRATEGIES & METHODS

Download: 502c Student Guide

This is a detailed course that addresses school athletic/academic philosophy, administrative organization, coach appointment, budgeting, scheduling, publicity and promotion, management of athletes, parents and others, transportation policies and issues, parent conflict, legal foundations, monthly checklists and more. One of the key resources available to course attendees is CD with over 700 pages of useful information, forms, detailed letter templates, sample policies etc. Further, the provision of access to a coach handbook will be reviewed.

504C LEGAL ISSUES  I  – The Basics of Negligence, Liability and Risk Management

Download: 504c Student Guide

This course covers liability, negligence, and risk management practices for athletic administrators. Legal concepts will be introduced to athletic administrators through the use of case law, case studies, and guided discussion. Appropriate risk management documentation procedures for athletic administrators will be identified. Enrollees will benefit from discussing real-life case law scenarios and defining the duties and standards of care that the law requires of athletic administrators. Enrollees will leave the course with new knowledge and actionable strategies for managing risk.

602C CREATING YOUR ATHLETIC HANDBOOK (Working Course)

This course is designed to guide attendees through the process of creating a complete and effective athletic handbook. Effective athletic handbooks provide vision/direction for your program, disseminate critical information to your constituents and can save Athletic Administrators countless hours. This is a working course where attendees will be provided with a number of templates as a starting point and surrounded by a number of experienced Athletic Administrators leading the course. Attendees will be expected to come prepared with a list of school and district-specific documents to guide them during the handbook creation process. This list will be sent to attendees roughly one week prior to the course delivery date.

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

The CIAAA is proud to be affiliated with both Indiana State University and Grace College.  Through both of these programs, CIAAA members have the opportunity to earn Master's level credits for the LTP courses they complete.

Grace College has developed a project-based MSc in Athletic Administration incorporating courses from both the CIAAA and NIAAA Leadership Training Program.  Through this program, students complete appropriate bundles of LTP courses (click LTP equivalencies for the complete list of courses) with either the CIAAA or NIAAA and a series associated projects with Grace College.  Projects should be designed to meet the specific needs of the student's school and/or community. It should be guided by the principles and knowledge gained through the Leadership Training Program Courses completed that meet the requirements for Grace College courses.  A good project is innovative, improves the system, arises from a genuine need and provides involvement by the stakeholders.    

Once the appropriate courses have been documented by a transcript from the NIAAA sent to Grace College, the student can enroll in the appropriate Grace College course and pay the tuition. When the project is completed and approved by Grace College the student will be awarded three-credits toward his/her Master of Science in Athletic Administration degree.

For more information on the Masters program check out the Grace College link at:

www.ciaaa.ca/msc-in-athletic-administration