by Dora Jeler, High Performance and Development Operations Manager
An integral part of the ITTF Developing National Associations (DNA) Programme, the initiative contains seven modules (governance, finance, working with partners, human resources, organising competitions, marketing and promotion, values). It consists of 18 hours study and requires 15 minute timed questions to be passed, with at least an 80 per cent success rate.
The first ITTF online course accessible to everyone, it was formally introduced at the Liebherr 2017 World Team Championships in Düsseldorf and presented at the ASOIF-ASDEG Forum (The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations Sports Development and Education Group) later in May.
Notably, the course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to promote improvement in sport administration. Furthermore, the goal is to reach as many national associations as possible; the course is available in the four official languages of the International Table Tennis Federation (English, French, Spanish and Arabic).
Now more than ever the Administration Course has its place in the DNA Programme. The new categorisation of national associations means that those in categories three and four may experience a significant boost in knowledge and skills by partaking in the course.
The first national association to have 10, 50, 100 people completing the course receives an equipment package in partnership with the Stag company.
ITTF Administration Course: available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic