Organizational Development Initiative Workshop Heads to Trinidad and Tobago

26 Nov 2010 By IPC

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is taking its Organizational Development Initiative, which aims to increase the number of athletes participating in Paralympic Sport, to Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

Launched in July 2007 to help promising National Paralympic Committee’s (NPC) reach their potential, the Organizational Development Initiative will see members of the Trinidad and Tobago NPC together with government ministers and other relevant authorities participate in three days of intensive workshops led by the IPC’s Chief Operating Officer Georg Schlachtenberger.

As part of the workshops, the NPC will receive specialized coaching to deliver activities which they outline as priority for their organisation, thus developing an organizational capacity for the future. It will also take part in open discussion about the challenges it faces and how it can take advantage of some of the opportunities that exist.

Georg Schlachtenberger said: “The Organizational Development Initiative helps NPCs strengthen and stabilize their country in terms of Paralympic Sport and to become more active members of the Paralympic Movement.

“The selection of Trinidad & Tobago is strategic as it is one of the countries involved the International Inspiration programme organized by London 2012.”

International Inspiration is London 2012’s official international sports legacy programme which aims to use the power of physical education, sport and play to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people of all abilities in 20 countries across the world.