THE FOLLOWING COURSES CAN 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 OFSAA/CIAAA TEAM ARE:
- Michele Van Bargen – [email protected]
- Patty Johnson (Metro) – [email protected]
- Cathy Johnson (West) – [email protected]
- Jim Barbeau – OFSAA Sport Coordinator – [email protected]
501C: PHILOSOPHY, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This course is aimed at assisting athletic directors set the tone for their program. Origins of athletic administration are addressed in addition to codes of ethics. The concept of “educational athletics” is discussed and refined. The role of the athletic administrator and the importance of having a school philosophy are addressed and workshop participants have the opportunity to interact with others to refine their own philosophies. Organizational relationships are examined from a provincial, national and international perspective. Key policies are also reviewed. Current and future courses are highlighted and the certification program is described.
502C ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION IN CANADIAN SCHOOLS
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.
503C ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION: ENHANCING SCHOOL-BASED ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
This course builds on the teachings in 501C and 502C, by taking Athletic Directors through ideas and strategies to implement that will enhance their athletic programs. The course touches on ways to improve citizenship and sportsmanship within your athletic program through positive initiatives, examines potential problems or possible solutions in areas such as program promotion, social media, tournaments and special events, recognition, awards, fundraising, and strategic planning.
504C LEGAL ISSUES I – The Basics of Negligence, Liability and Risk Management
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.
506C: LEGAL ISSUES II – ENHANCED LEGAL TOPICS FOR THE ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR
This course introduces the important legal issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, and violence in sport. Participants will learn the legal definitions of the terms and how they are applied to the sport and scholastic context. Case law examples, discussions and other activities will help participants navigate these complex issues. Athletic administrators are also more frequently dealing with legal issues in an “online” context. This course looks at these new issues (cyber-bulling, online privacy, defamation, and coach-athlete relationship closeness on Facebook) through a legal lens and participants will learn tips for how best to manage online issues. Finally, the course touches on employment law and participants will learn best practices for beginning and ending relationships with teacher coaches and volunteer coaches.
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.
703C: STUDENT CENTERED EDUCATIONAL ATHLETICS – Performance Beyond the X’s and O’s
This student centered program will provide learning experiences for student athletes beyond the X’s and O’s. This course will support a value based curriculum that will demonstrate model behaviors and qualities that students should emulate both in and out of the athletic arena. Teachable moments beyond the classroom—center court, centerfield or center ice—provide the opportunity to promote and maximize the achievement of these educational goals and life skills. This course will provide the necessary strategies, methods and resources to implement this initiative within your own school.
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: