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CIAAA (Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association)


A customizable, all-in PD experience for Athletic Directors.

The CIAAA National Athletic Directors Conference offers a mixture of content, networking, and social opportunities creating a dynamic, customizable, Athletic Director centered professional development experience.

The LTP Courses are the highlight of our PD opportunities. Further details on the LTP courses can be found on pages 4-5 of this brochure here. One course of your choosing is included in your conference fee, and up to 4 more can be added.

Our 60-minute Workshops offer quicker exposure to valuable and relevant information on the indicated topic. All workshop sessions are included in the conference fee.

Once again there will be numerous guest speakers (last year we had Bob McKenzie (TSN) and John O’Sullivan (Changing The Game Project) and discussion forums for participants as well as several networking and socializing activities.

Coming together provides incredible value in addition to the great content, celebrating our biggest strength – the community of Athletic Directors who share an immense passion for educational athletics.

Learn more at https://www.ciaaa.ca/

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714C: Preventing, Managing & Transforming Challenging Behaviour  

  • January 25th, 2022  
  • 3:30 – 6:30pm Pacific  

This course examines the causes of challenging or difficult personalities in society, with specific reference to interscholastic athletic programs. Basic management strategies include the use of emotional intelligence and transactional analysis considerations and methods. Specific protocols will be defined for dealing with individuals who “must be right,” “must win,” “must be logical” and “must be accepted.” In addition, techniques will be covered for preventing or responding to anger, sarcasm, denigration, complainers and backbiters and rigid-obstinate personalities. A model will also be discussed for creative interaction with parents who demand involvement in athletic department decision-making or who seek to influence the decisions of senior administrators.

502C: Athletic Administration in Canadian Schools  

  • January 27th, 2022  
  • 3:00 – 6:00pm Pacific   

This crucial introductory course addresses many of the day-to-day operational responsibilities for Canadian Athletic Directors. The course 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 a resource package with over 700 pages of useful information, forms, detailed letter templates, sample policies, and more.

700C: Administration in Middle School Athletic Programs (Grades 6-9)  

  • January 28, 2022  
  • 11:30 am –2:30pm Pacific  

This course provides insights and strategies for the leadership of developmentally sound, education-focused Junior High school athletic programs. The concept of educational athletics is defined and developed. Philosophy is discussed along with the relationship it has to the psychological and physical development of the student. This course also concentrates on the role of the school coach and coaching principles. Junior High school athletics is an essential part of the total educational process and an excellent opportunity for the home, school and community to work together in order to provide a positive educational experience for children.

608C: Management Strategies & Organization Techniques  

  • February 2, 2022  
  • 4:00 – 7:00pm Pacific  

This course is designed to inform athletic administrators how to more effectively organize and manage their time, apply time management principles, be more productive and have balance to life. Instruction will focus on 12 key components and strategies, including proven techniques and tips to teach participants how to: Set Goals and Priorities, Plan for Results, Organize for Success, Process Paperwork, Delegate Effectively, Eliminate Time Wasters, Enhance Decision-Making, Make Meetings Productive, Conquer Procrastination, Utilize Technology, Communicate Effectively and Reduce Stress.