Facilitators Development - Korea Triathlon World Triathlon Coaching Education Programme

by courtney.akrigg@triathlon.org on 14 Dec, 2021 11:27
Facilitators Development - Korea Triathlon World Triathlon Coaching Education Programme

The fourth edition of the Korea Triathlon - World Triathlon Coaching Education Programme has come to an end. The close of the programme was celebrated with a Graduation Ceremony, where all stakeholders came together via a virtual meeting format, on Tuesday 23 November. The 2021 edition of the Korea Triathlon - World Triathlon Coaching Education Programme has an instrumental role in piloting the World Triathlon Level 1 and Level 2 Coaches E-Courses for the first time in the history of World Triathlon. Endless working hours, expertise and continuous monitoring went into this process prior, during and post-course. The World Triathlon Education and Knowledge Hub became the home of the course and the core of World Triathlon Coach Education.

Similar to the 2019 edition (where World Triathlon Development included important Facilitator development elements into the face-to-face delivery in Incheon by having Emma Brunning (GBR), World Triathlon Coach Facilitator Developer on site, this year’s courses also had this important focus.
Adjusting to fully online delivery made it necessary to introduce various Facilitator roles:
• Cohort Facilitators were there for their dedicated groups throughout the full duration of the course as main points of contact and tutors responsible for assessments.
• Seminar Facilitators took some load off the shoulders of Cohort Facilitators by delivering online live sessions with necessary preparations and follow-up.
• We also had some Guest Speakers jumping into the seminars bringing their experiences and insights to the table.
As all online sessions (Facilitator Open Hours and Seminars) were recorded, not only participants had the option to review them, but Facilitators and World Triathlon Development also. Self-reflection, peer bench-marking and reflections, and to-the-point feedback from the Facilitator Developer all became integral parts of the online delivery. This is something new that we didn’t have previously.
As an out-comes of this intense and various facilitator development, World Triathlon has created a Coaches Online Course Delivery Guidelines and will release World Triathlon Coach Facilitator Policy and Guidelines in January 2022.

A total of twenty (20) facilitators representing 14 National Federations and 5 continents delivered the 2021 Korea Triathlon - World Triathlon Coaching Education Programme in three languages (English, Spanish, French) this year.
List of facilitators:
Alejandro Canas (ESP)
Alexandr Kochetkov (LTU)
Anthony Lozada (PHI)
Claudia Beristain (MEX)
Eugene Lee (SGP)
Emma Carney (AUS)
Fenella Ng (HKG)
Franz Studer (RSA)
Laurent Massias(FRA)
Mick Delamotte (AUS)
Milos Petelin (SLO)
Neil MacPherson (RSA)
Peter Clifford (AUS)
Rodrigo Milazzo (BRA)
Scott Murray (GBR)
Sergio Santos (POR)
Travis Campbell (RSA)
Vicent Beltran (ESP)
Viv Williams (RSA)
Zeljko Bijuk (CRO)

The virtual delivery opened new opportunities and let guest speakers (elite athletes, experts and high-performance coaches) join the live seminars. Coach candidates could get insights from high-performance coaches, experts and elite athletes about training and racing in triathlon.
Guest Speakers:
o Mark Devay (HUN) - elite athlete
o Ognjen Stojanovic (SRB) - elite athlete, ASICS World Triathlon Team member
o Carlos David Prieto (ESP) – Javier Gomez Noya’s coach
o Roberto Celeuja Anta (ESP) – Fernando Alarza’s coach, professor of University of Alicante
o Jaime Menendez de Luarca (ESP) - Cycling expert

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