Tailored Programs

Over the years the AISTS has delivered programs to various organisations, international federations and international universities to help meet their needs whether it be to help the delivery of an event, enhance a current educational program or develop certain skills within an organisation. See below examples of our programs:

The University of Tsinghua, Beijing, China

As part of the Chinese development in Winter Sports as a strategic legacy of the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, AISTS delivers two postgraduate courses at University of Tsinghua, a top-ranked University in Asia. The participants are sport professionals from the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee, from from national sport federations and from the general administration of sport.

The topics covered by AISTS are (1) Olympic Winter Sports Strategic Management, (2) Tourism and (3) Sport in Global Marketing. The lecturers are given by AISTS lecturers and professors with also guest speakers who are experts from the fields of winter sports in Switzerland and in China.

The University of Tsukuba, TIAS
Academic Partner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee

As part of the plans by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology to create and leave an educational legacy, the AISTS and the University of Tsukuba, the academic partner of Tokyo 2020, have partnered to jointly deliver the AISTS SEMOS (Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar).

The dual objectives of Japan SEMOS are to help develop the skills of current and future sports managers who will be leading the organisation of major sporting events in the region, as well as to serve as a platform of exchange for learning and dialogue between Europe and Asia.

The two-week program is delivered by the AISTS annually in Toyko and has been doing so since 2015, within the Master in Sport and Olympic Studies program at the University of Tsukuba.

Understanding the Sports Landscape Presentation Series Baku 2015 Games Academy

AISTS was named among three leading academic institutions chosen to deliver many of the education programs for the Baku 2015 Games Academy, which was launched in April 2014.

The Academy was established by Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee with the aim to develop the skills and Games knowledge of Azerbaijani team members, as well as supporting the development of university graduates from Azerbaijan and Europe through the Graduate Excellence Program.

The AISTS played an important role under the Academy’s Personal Learning Track. Its 7-part monthly presentation series was specifically developed by the AISTS to assist Baku 2015 employees in developing an integrated understanding of the latest issues and developments shaping today’s sporting landscape in the lead up to the first ever European Games.

AISTS Sports Management Seminar for Women (5 editions)

Attracting over 80 women from more than 60 different countries the AISTS Sports Management Seminar for Women, supported by Olympic Solidarity, the City of Lausanne and the IOC, provided a unique opportunity for participants to take part in a comprehensive education program to help women reach higher positions in the sports world and to help men understand and identify the challenges faced by women while providing equal and fair career opportunities.

Over 4 days the program provided participants with a solid understanding of the key skills that are required to pursue a successful career in international sport. During the seminar, participants worked on case studies and participated in interactive workshops and lectures.

Each seminar focused on a different theme with Marketing and Communication, Sponsorship, Management, Leadership, Project Management and the Media. 

Sport Management Diploma, Rabat, Morocco

The AISTS executed a sports management diploma in Rabat, Morocco, for the Ministry of Youth and Sport, with 70 participants from the national and regional clubs and associations. Five modules were presented over 10 days to Moroccan participants eager to enhance their knowledge of sports administration and technology. Institut Royal de Formation des Cadres (IRFC) and AISTS experts gave lectures on sports-related subjects such as governance of sports organisations, sport event organisation, sport technology, and sustainability.

Leadership for the Sport Directors of UCI’s professional road cycling teams

As part of the annual training and education for the sport directors of the professional road cycling teams, the World Cycling Center of the UCI mandated the AISTS to deliver two-day training workshops on Leadership over a period of three years. The sessions were highly interactive and designed so that theory could be applied to everyday, practical situations. Over 100 sport directors from all over the world, including France, Spain, The Netherlands, and Italy benefitted from the training.

Topics covered by AISTS senior lecturers included:

  • Beyond Intuition: can leadership be learned?
  • Motivation: how does a leader keep the ‘fire’ burning?
  • Decision Sciences: What is the science of decision-making and why is it important?
  • Leadership: ensuring the shared pursuit of a common goal
  • Conflict management and resolution

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