Mary Hodge, High Performance Manager for USA Para Powerlifting, and Logan’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement Theresa Fleck recently attended the National Governing Bodies (NGB) Best Practices Meeting for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
The meeting, held in Anaheim, California, was established to help foster valuable working relationships among the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and allow individuals from various NGBs and High-Performance Management Organizations (HPMOs) to collaborate among themselves on best-practice standards.
The seminar covered various topics including governance, athlete issues, marketing, selection procedures, SafeSport, risk management, arbitrations and anti-doping, and guest speakers provided additional information and materials.
“It’s really an opportunity for Olympic/Paralympic stakeholders to gain exposure to what other NBG/HPMOs are doing and how they are doing it as well as listen to guest speakers address changes in policies and procedures that affect sports and athletes,” said Hodge, who added that she was particularly interested in how new technology is being created assist the athletic performance.
Fleck said it was interesting to learn more about the USOPC, the management of the full Olympic and Paralympic program, and how Logan University as the HPMO of USA Para Powerlifting plays into the larger organizational structure. “It was a great opportunity for a wide range of sports to share successes and best practices,” she said. “Working together elevates all of the USOPC sports as we can often recreate these successes.”
To learn more about USA Para Powerlifting, visit Logan.edu/USAPP.