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Student Seminar, 1-5 September 2017

The Student Seminar is an international four-days meeting of sport management students and is held prior to the EASM Conference. The Student Seminar is primarily aimed to enhance managerial skills in practice while cooperating in the international environment. The educational programme consists primarily of a management game (team projects) and lectures related to the topic of the projects. It also includes a field visit to Lausanne Olympic Capital as well as social events. Furthermore, given the number of leading experts and established researchers, the following EASM Conference is a great opportunity for networking and building professional contacts.

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What Details
Date Friday, 1 September 2017 – Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Place Campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM
Registration Foyer Jurahaus, Friday, 1 September 2017, 14:00 – 22:00
Prices Students CHF 700
Tutors CHF 1,100
Prices include
  • Admission to EASM Student Seminar (full board)
  • Admission to EASM Conference (full package)
  • Board and lodging from 1 to 9 September 2017
  • Field Trip to Lausanne
  • Sport (Orienteering) on Saturday in Magglingen followed by Swiss Barbecue
  • Access to sports infrastructure in Magglingen
  • Transfer to the EASM Opening Ceremony in Bern on Tuesday
Field trip Lausanne* IOC, Olympic Museum
IOC, Olympic Studies Centre
Maison du Sport International
Stade Pierre de Coubertin
Participants Max. 60 Students
Max. 15 Tutors

* Possible participation of guests of the EASM Conference to the field trip (Contribution towards expenses: CHF 60 for transport, entrance and food)

  • The application on the official website starts on 20 January 2017 and closes on 30 June 2017.
  • The receipt of the application is confirmed automatically.
  • Students are requested to pay the registration fee by 30 June. Please note that participation in the student seminar can only be guaranteed after you have paid the registration fee.
  • The definitive registration with entrance of the registration fee will also be confirmed.
  • Maximum 5 students as well as 1 tutor per university are allowed.

The Student Seminar deals with the topic “International Sport Policy”. It puts the sport development of the international federation into a context of the Olympic summer games of 2020 in Tokyo and of the winter games of 2022 in Beijing.

The sports of Olympic Games are very diversified. Meanwhile, the programme is limited. This results in a competition amongst sports to stay in the Olympic programme, to increase the number of events or to enter as a new sport. The choice of sports is made by the Olympic Programme Commission of the IOC, which evaluates the different sports and events and regularly proves their development to finally decide which sports should be played at the Olympic Games.

The students are going to work on this topic in the Management Game.

In groups of 5, the students are going to represent an international sports federation (Olympic summer sport federations, Olympic winter sport federations). Thereby 6 summer (IAAF, FINA, UCI, World Archery, World Rowing and FIBA) and 6 winter (IBU, ISU, IIHF, FIS freestyle, WCU and IBSF) sports federations are randomly assigned to the groups. The 12 sports are pre-selected from clustered sports according to “major traditional”, “remaining traditional” and “new” sports. The objective is to develop the assigned sport for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo 2020 respectively the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022 aiming at increasing the value of the Games and the utility of the IOC.

Each group prepares itself for the evaluation in front of the Olympic Programme Commission of the Olympic Summer games 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games 2022.

The project will be presented to the respective commission in charge.

The preparation for the interview with the Olympic Programme Commission requires a deep analysis of the sport:

  • Description of the assigned sport/discipline.
  • Analysis (e.g. SWOT) of the level of development of the assigned sport/discipline regarding the in-crease in value of the Games and the utility of the IOC.
  • Definition of feasible measures and screening of critical fields for development.
  • Create an outline on strategic development steps for the next Olympic Summer and Winter Games.
  • The project must be outlined in detail.

The students are being supported and prepared by lectures and keynotes, contributions through tutors and SFISM-students.

Lectures Magglingen

Organisation Who Function Topic
SFISM Dr. M. Mrkonjic Lecturer Governance in International Sports
SFISM A. Ch. Weber Lecturer Olympic Games Programme Development
SFISM Dr. H. Kempf Lecturer International Sport Development
SFISM A. Weber Lecturer Marketing and Popularity of Olympic Games

 

Keynotes Lausanne

Organisation Who Function Topic
IOC C. Dubi IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games Development Olympic Games
IOC P. Fratter-Bardy Head of Summer Sports and International Federations Relations The Olympic Programme
IOC N. Puig Manager External Relations and Academic Programmes IOC Olympic Studies Centre
World Archery P. Colmaire Development and Education Director World Archery
International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) H. Grösswang Secretary General International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF)

 

In the Management Game the tutors represent the actual members of the Olympic Programme Commission of the IOC.

Each tutor chooses a current IOC-member, informs him/herself about the particular person based on their CV and introduces him/herself on Sunday morning in an elevator speech (2’).

The tutors choose their chair for the Olympic Programme Commission of the summer or winter sport and discipline. The director in charge for the summer sports is Jeremy Weill and for winter sports it is Andreas Ch. Weber.

The tutors develop an evaluation grid for the Management Game in context to the Olympic Summer Games 2020 in Tokyo resp. Winter Games 2022 in Beijing. The tutors will be coached by Dr. Michaël Mrkonjic.

The valuation of the presentations will be based on the evaluation grid as well as on their preferences as IOC-Member based on their CV.

The tutors evaluate the presentations of the groups and choose the two winning presentations which can be presented at the EASM Conference 2017.

  • The students present their analysis and development proposals for the particular Olympic Programme Commission for the Olympic Summer Games 2020 in Tokyo resp. Winter Games 2022 in Beijing.
  • The presentations take place in front of the particular Olympic Programme Commission.
  • The time is 20 minutes (15’ presentation + 5’ discussion).
Winning presentations at the EASM Conference
  • The two best presentations (one summer, one winter) are being presented in the plenum of the EASM Conference 2017 in Bern (each 15’).
  • The best group is chosen by the tutors and receives a prize at the closing banquet.
  • Students assist the summer and winter federations as consultants
  • Support field trip Lausanne (Museum and sport activity)
  • Organisation and support sport activity Magglingen

The following documents will be provided on the ILIAS platform of the University of Bern:

  • International Olympic Committee. (2011). Report on the Seven Sports for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee.
  • International Olympic Committee. (2013). Rio 2016 Olympic Games International Federations Report. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee
  • International Olympic Committee. (2012). Evaluation criteria for sports and disciplines. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee
  • Kempf, H., Weber, A. Ch., Renaud, A., & Stopper, M. (2014). Elite sport in Switzerland. Snapshot SPLISS-CH 2011. Magglingen: Federal Office of Sport FOSPO.
  • Lecture presentations.
Time Activity Attendee/s Place
Friday, 1 September 2017 – Arrival
14:00 – 22:00 Check-in Students and tutors Foyer Jurahaus
18:00 – 19:00 Welcome drink S. Nagel/H. Kempf Bar and Cafétéria Grand Hotel
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner   Bellavista Dining Room
Saturday, 2 September 2017 – 1st Day Student Seminar
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome and introduction A. Weber Room Magglingen-Leubringen
09:00 – 10:00 Introduction Management Game J. Weill Room Magglingen-Leubringen
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break   Foyer Jurahaus
10:30 – 12:00 Governance in International Sports M. Mrkonjic Room Magglingen-Leubringen
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch   Bellavista Dining Room
13:00 – 15:00 Group Work Students Room Magglingen-Leubringen
Tutor briefing M. Mrkonjic, tutors Rool Villeret
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break   Foyer Jurahaus
15:30 – 17:00 Olympic Games Programme Development A. Ch. Weber Room Magglingen-Leubringen
17:00 – 19:00 Sport (Orienteering) Students and tutors Magglingen outdoor (in case of bad weather: gym)
19:00 – 20:30 Barbecue   Waldhaus
Sunday, 3 September 2017 – 2nd Day Student Seminar
08:30 – 09:00 Management Game: Role introduction Tutors Room Magglingen-Leubringen
09:00 – 10:00 Group work Students Room Magglingen-Leubringen
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break   Foyer Jurahaus
10:30 – 12:00 International Sport Development H. Kempf Room Magglingen-Leubringen
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch   Bellavista Dining Room
13:00 – 15:00 Group work Students Room Magglingen-Leubringen
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break   Foyer Jurahaus
15:30 – 17:00 Marketing and Popularity of Olympic Games A. Weber Room Magglingen-Leubringen
17:00 – 19:00 Facultative sport Students and tutors Gym
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner   Bellavista Dining Room
Monday, 4 September 2017 – 3rd Day Student Seminar, Field Trip Lausanne
07:30 – 09:00 Transport to Lausanne Students and tutors Magglingen – Lausanne
09:00 – 09:30 Coffee break   Olympic Museum, Lausanne
09:30 – 11:30 Keynote Speeches:
Olympic Games
Olympic Programme
Olympic Studies Centre

C. Dubi
P. Fratter-Bardy
N. Puig
Olympic Museum, Auditorium, Lausanne
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch   Olympic Museum
12:15 – 12:30 Transport to Stade Pierre de Coubertin Students and tutors  
12:30 – 13:45 Sports activity (optional) Students and tutors Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Lausanne
13:45 – 14:00 Transport to Olympic Museum
Group 1
 
Transport to Maison du Sport International Group 2
14:00 – 15:30 Visit Olympic Museum/Olympic Studies Centre
Group 1

Olympic Museum, Lausanne 

Keynote Speeches at Maison du Sport International
IBSF
World Archery
Group 2
H. Grösswang
P. Colmaire
Maison du Sport International, Lausanne
15:30 – 15:45 Transport to Maison du Sport International
Group 1
 
Transport to Olympic Museum Group 2
15:45 – 17:15 Keynote Speeches at Maison du Sport International
IBSF
World Archery
Group 1
H. Grösswang
P. Colmaire
Maison du Sport International
Visit Olympic Museum/Olympic Studies Centre Group 2 Olympic Museum, Lausanne
17:15 – 19:00 Transport to Magglingen Students and tutors Lausanne – Magglingen
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner   Bellavista Dining Room
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 – 4th Day Student Seminar
08:30 – 09:00 Update Management Game J. Weill Room Magglingen-Leubringen
09:00 – 10:00 Group work
Students
Room Magglingen-Leubringen
Tutor group work Tutors Room Villeret
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break   Foyer Jurahaus
10:30 – 12:00 Group work Students Room Magglingen-Leubringen
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch   Bellavista Dining Room
13:00 – 15:30 Presentations (two parallel sessions, 2x60' with individual coffee break):
Programme Commission of Summer Sports
Programme Commission of Winter Sports



J. Weill, tutors
A. Ch. Weber, tutors



Room Villeret
Room Magglingen-Leubringen

15:30 – 15:45 Evaluation of presentations

Tutors

Room Villeret/Room Magglingen-Leubringen

15:45 – 16:00 Announcement of results

All

Room Villeret/Room Magglingen-Leubringen

16:00 –16:30 Coffee break   Foyer Jurahaus
16:30 – 17:00 Summary and diplomas H. Kempf/A. Weber Room Magglingen-Leubringen
17:00 – 19:00 Transport to Bern Students and tutors Magglingen – Bern
19:00 – 22:00 EASM 2017: Opening Ceremony S. Nagel vonRoll, Bern
22:00 – 22:30 Transfer vonRoll to accommodation Students and tutors vonRoll to accommodation, Bern
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 – 1st EASM Conference Day
17:30 – 18:00 EASM Student Seminar Presentations all Campus vonRoll: Eventforum
from 19:00 Sport programme and BBQ Students and tutors, PhD students Sport Center ZSSw

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