Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP) in Fiji have hosted a 1 week training starting from Monday 5th to Friday 9th of March 2018 this week, Vanuatu Volleyball have 3 of its representatives that are part of this training in Fiji.

Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) have sent 2 of its Educator Trainers to Fiji to take part in an Educator training. There are 12 participants who are in the “Master Educator Training” and 18 other participants are involved in the “Educator Training.”

Some of the Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) that are also represented in this training includes FASANOC, Fiji Volleyball, Vanuatu Volleyball, and Fiji National Sports Commission.

Vanuatu Volleyball representatives that attended this training are Sarai Stephenson the Programme Manager and Santo development coach Stanley Toa who are now in Fiji. Out of these two representatives of VVF the OSEP have chosen Charmaine Grame to assist them in writing the OSEP strength & condition course.

“This training in particular is based on educating coaches, so that they can apply the taught skills and the biggest thing is as educators is to assess the process, not just the content. OSEP training offers practical application of content,” said a co-worker of OSEP Charmaine Grame.

There are Regional Master Educators from across the Pacific which the OSEP has brought to assist with the delivery of both trainings with Mentors or Trainers who are Talemo Waqa and Sainimili Saukuru.

“Highlights of the training were meeting new likeminded supportive people and learning new skills to deliver courses,” said Charmaine.

Some report form the OSEP Social Media Page shows that during the Educator training, they learned about functional roles, attitudes and values of an Educator. All of these Participants had the opportunity to practice short coaching sessions and also receive feedback on their presentation and facilitation skills.

A co-worker of OSEP Charmaine Grame said that the courses taught, covers all learning styles and are adaptive to all personalities. Not only that the OSEP look to find what the demand is, and then deliver the programs to meet those who are in need of assistance.

The Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) is a partnership between the Australian Sport Commission (ASC), Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the Organisations of Sport Federations in Oceania (OSFO).

Raymond Nasse

Sports Editor


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