O4H Praxis Summer Program



Annual Olympism in Action

Sport for Peace and Development Professional Training

Athens & ancient Olympia, Greece June 28-July 8, 2014

Under the patronage of Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, the International Olympic AcademyGeorgetown University, the International Olympic Truce Center and the O4H Alliance,  are pleased to announce the 2014 O4H Praxis Summer Program

Building on the great success of the first O4H Praxis Summer Program that took place in ancient Olympia last summer, we are proud to hold the 2014 Olympia4Humanity Summer Program in ancient Olympia, Greece from June 28-July 8, 2014.  The 2014 O4H Summer Praxis Program is a professional development training opportunity implemented by Olympism4Humanity Alliance, a global consortium of prominent world leading Conflict Resolution, Global Health, International Development, Global Citizenship, Disability and Human-centered Olympism Legacy experts and institutions.

Background information

Given the increased international interest from a number of sport, humanitarian, educational and civil society institutions to promote the use of sport, arts, cultural and educational programs as a vehicle to address local and global challenges, the “Olympism in Action” and “sport for peace and development” (SFPD) practitioner is expected to possess skills and competencies that traditional sport academic programs do not provide.

To address this largely unmet need, the Olympism4Humanity (O4H) Praxis Summer Program aims to provide interdisciplinary and applied professional development opportunities to advance evidence-based policy and programming. The O4H Praxis Summer Program is ideally suited to the needs of SFPD practitioners, students, athletes, policy makers, faculty, researchers, program officers and educators.

The 2014 O4H Praxis Summer Program (June 28th-July 8th, 2014), will provide extensive training on applied skills and competencies related to: (a) applied Olympic Education and Olympism in Action foundations, (b) evidence-based program design and delivery, (c) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), (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- & Mega Events Legacies.

After a very successful first year in 2013, we are returning to implement our annual professional development program in ancient Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. For information about the first O4H Praxis Summer Program that was held in ancient Olympia in summer 2013 please click here.  The 2014 O4H Praxis Summer Program will accept applications from highly motivated and committed individuals that are interested in this emerging field.


 Why is this program unique?

This program is particularly unique for many reasons. It is the first professional training opportunity solely focusing on Olympic value dissemination as a tool for social change, and it aims to revive these values at the birthplace of the Olympic Spirit: Olympia. There, Olympism, peacebuilding, democracy, philosophy, arts, science, and civic engagement were originally embraced as vital and essential elements of excellence, and as the components of a holistic educational philosophy of a balanced mind, body and spirit. Participants take part in a life-changing learning experience by gaining an intense cause-oriented, project-based training at the foundation of the Olympic Spirit. Olympism4Humanity Praxis Summer program participants complete a strategic action plan, which is supported throughout the year with the mentorship and support of O4H consortium of prominent experts from this emerging field.

What are the topics covered?

  • Case Studies: Experiences from the field (unemployment, at risk youth, conflict resolution, adverse conditions, disability, social integration, education)
  • Curriculum Development for formal and non-formal education
  • Applied Olympic Education and Olympism, Peace and Development  (OPD) Theoretical Foundations
  • Non profit organization structure and governance, strategic and special event planning, fundraising strategies and grant proposal writing
  • OPD Knowledge Economy (evidence from the field and gaps of knowledge)
  • OPD Strategic Planning, Partnerships, Program Initiation and Delivery
  • OPD Monitoring & Evaluation and Impact Assessment
  • OPD and Mega Event Legacies

Who is eligible to apply to this program?

Olympism4Humanity invites the following Olympism in Practice and Sport, Peace and Development stakeholders to participate in this summer program:

  • Individuals interested in Conflict Resolution, Global Health, International Development, Global Citizenship, Disability and Human-centered Olympism Legacy.
  • Teachers of Physical Education, Performing Arts and Sciences
  • Program Officers and Administrators from Government Agencies, Ministries of Sport, Health, Culture and Education
  • Members of Civil Society Organizations, Non Governmental Agencies and the Private Sector
  • Sport for Development and Peace Practitioners, Youth Sport and Community Sport
  • Faculty and Researchers
  • Athletes and University Students

Registration is now open for the 2014 Olympism4Humanity Praxis Summer Program!!!

 Register before May 27, 2014 to receive the early registration rate of 1,250 Euro. Registrations after this date will be charged the full registration fee of 1,450 Euro.

Special Rates are available for students: Early Registration rate for students is 1,150 Euro before May 27, 2014. Registration after this date will be charged the full student registration fee of 1,300 Euro

The program registration fees cover (a) 2-day double occupancy accommodation and dinner in Athens, (b) 9-days double occupancy accommodation and meals in ancient Olympia, (c) 11-days extensive professional development training from prominent Olympia Alliance experts and members (d) access to the IOA library, (e) fees for visit to the Olympic Museum in Ancient Olympia, (f) fees for the visit to Ancient Olympia’s archaeological site, (g) fees for visit to the Acropolis Museum in Athens, (h) transportation from Athens to/from Olympia, and (i) ongoing support and mentoring from O4H Alliance during individual program design and delivery.

The program registration fees do not include international travel expenses to Athens, Greece.

Single room occupancy may be available upon special request but can not be guaranteed. Additional charges of 35 Euro per night will apply.

For further information please contact the O4H administrator via email at olympism4humanity@gmail.com

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Click here to download the 2014 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 for the 2014 O4H Praxis Summer Program here

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