5/25/2015 0 Comments
Athens, Marathon & Ancient Olympia, Greece June 25-July 5, 2015
Given the increased international interest from a number of humanitarian, educational, sport, NGO practitioners and civil society institutions to promote the use of sport, arts, cultural and educational programs as vehicles to address local and global humanitarian challenges, change agents and agencies are expected to possess skills and competencies that traditional academic programs do not provide.
To address this largely unmet need, the annual Olympism4Humanity (O4H) Praxis Summer Program provides interdisciplinary and applied professional development opportunities to advance evidence-based policy and programming.
Building on the great success of the first O4H professional training programs that took place in ancient Olympia in Summer 2013 and 2014, the 2015 O4H Praxis Summer Program offers an annual 10-day residential professional development program in Ancient Olympia, Greece. The Praxis Summer program includes participation in the O4H Summit for the first five days.
The O4H Praxis Summer Program is ideally suited to the needs of change and humanitarian agents and agencies, NGO practitioners, students, athletes, Olympians, policy makers, faculty, researchers, program officers and educators. This annual Professional Development program in Ancient Olympia aims to provide the tools and skills for community-based prevention programming and scholarship.
Who is eligible to apply? NGO practitioners, Humanitarian actors, Academics, Researchers, Universities, Teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary education, Government /policy-makers, Corporations, High school and university students, Athletes and Coaches.
Why Olympism and what is unique about O4H?
The goal of Olympism is to build a peaceful and better world – to inspire and motivate the youth of the world (International Olympic Academy’s mission)
Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced way the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education,Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. (International Olympic Committee’s Charter)
The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity. (International Olympic Committee’s Charter)
What is unique about Olympism For Humanity Alliance?
O4H Alliance is unique for many reasons:
The 2015 O4H Praxis Summer Program (June 25th-July 5th, 2015), provides extensive training on applied skills and competencies related to:
(a) Humanitarian applied Olympic Education and Olympism in Action foundations
(b) Prevention and evidence-based program design and delivery
(c) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and impact assessment
(d) Non-profit and special event management
(e) Fundraising strategies and grant proposal writing
(f) Curriculum development for formal and non-formal educational systems (e.g., community and after school programs, primary, secondary, and tertiary education)
(h) Olympic and Paralympic Games, Marathon & Mega Events Legacies.
After our very successful Programs in 2013 & 2014, we are returning to implement our annual professional development program in ancient Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
The 2015 O4H Praxis Summer Program will accept applications from highly motivated and committed individuals who are interested in this emerging field.
Click here to download the 2015 O4H Praxis Summer Program e-brochure.
Be part of history- make your first steps towards your O4H legacy and light up your O4H torch by submitting your application here.