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27 November 2012 -
Olympians discuss entourage and dual career
Giving and remaining the best Frank Fredericks, Peter Van Den Hoogenband and Mike Boit shared their first-hand experience, opining on what it takes to be successful in sport and in post-athletic life...
19 November 2012 -
IOC ACP Forum resumes successfully in Lake Placid
Jointly hosted by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the Forum brought together more than 90 participants from over 35 countries representing...
05 October 2012 -
Lake Placid to host IOC Athlete Career Programme Forum
“We are pleased to be returning to Lake Placid, a village steeped in Olympic tradition, for the next IOC ACP Forum,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge. “These meetings are an integral part of the IOC A...
30 July 2012 -
Fredericks and Bokel praise London’s athlete-focused Games
Fredericks was part of the IOC Evaluation Commission ahead of the decision to award the 2012 Games to London and was also a member of the IOC Coordination Commission, which monitored the progress of t...
05 July 2012 -
Press Release: IOC announces extension of IOC Athlete Career Programme agreement
The deal, signed by IOC President Jacques Rogge and Adecco Group CEO Patrick De Maeseneire at the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne, ensures that athletes around the world will continue to receive a wide...
11 October 2011 -
IOC Athletes’ Forum ends with calls for tough action on doping and tighter control of entourages
The 5th International Athletes’ Forum ended in Colorado Springs with a series of strong recommendations for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take action in a number of areas affecting athl...
06 October 2011 -
5th International Athletes’ Forum set for lift-off in Colorado Springs
The 5th International Athletes’ Forum gets under way on 8 October in Colorado Springs, with some 100 athletes from five continents taking part in three days of discussions on topics ranging from the I...
27 January 2011 -
Rogge and Vassiliou discuss EU and sport matters
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today met with Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the IOC headquarters in Lausa...
13 January 2011 -
Executive Board concludes first meeting of the new year
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wrapped up its first meeting of 2011 in Lausanne today, coinciding with the one-year-to-go mark until the first Winter Youth Olymp...
15 October 2010 -
Athletes help optimise a career programme for their peers
The word needs to be spread more about the three letters “ACP”. This was one of the main conclusions of the 5th IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Forum held last week in Lausanne. The event brought ...
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Eva-Maria came seventh in the 1997 European Championship and 15th in the 2006 Turin Olympic Winter Games with her skating partner Rico Rex, after which she retired.
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Analytic or scientific jobs
These jobs involve working with ideas to investigate or seek solutions to scientific, technical, social or other issues. Activities include observing, analyzing and interpreting results. The ability to develop theories, apply logic and explore ideas in a specialist area of knowledge is important.
Refers to balance within your life
A budget is a summary of intended expenditure along with proposals for how to cover it.
Athletes’ careers often develop in quite unintentional ways. However, when career development programmes and assistance are planned, their purpose is to help people gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour to manage their life-long, life-wide learning and work in a self-directed way.
Career interests are your preferred work interests, such as working with people, writing stories, designing things or using tools.
Career values are the basis of what you really want out of work and your career. Values are the things that we believe in and which we think are important. Each person has a value system which has been influenced by their background and their philosophy of life.
Constraints are barriers that you will need to overcome to develop and accomplish your plan.
Creative or artistic jobs
These jobs involve working with ideas to creatively express, present or perform them. An appreciation of design, style, form, beauty or related concepts used to develop or interpret an idea is important. Activities include writing, painting, singing, dancing, decorating, designing and performing.
Education that takes place when the instructor and participant are separated by space and/or time. The gap between the two can be bridged through the use of hard copy material or technology - such as audio tapes, videoconferencing, satellite broadcasts and online technology.
Education encompasses the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill.
Being effective is producing or being capable of producing an intended result or having a noticeable effect.
Employment is the state of being employed or having a job, or the occupation for which you are paid.
The environment covers the totality of surrounding conditions; the area in which something exists or lives.
Experience is the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities.
Guiding principles are designed to assist in identifying and recognising the best possible outcome.
Helping or advising jobs
These jobs involve working with people to help, inform, teach or treat them. Activities include discussing personal issues, listening to people’s problems and providing advice, instruction, information or treatment to meet their needs.
Knowledge is the possession of information.
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
A matrix is array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns.
A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.
Motivation is the internal condition that activates behaviour and gives it direction, and energises and directs goal-oriented behaviour.
Nature or recreation jobs
These jobs involve working with things in the natural world, such as conservation, handling animals, raising crops or livestock, or sport. Activities include growing and caring for living things, or an involvement with sport, leisure or the environment.
Networking is communicating with and within a group; "You have to network if you want to get a good job".
Organisational or clerical
These jobs involve working with data to order, process or retrieve facts and figures, or to develop or administer policies and procedures. Activities include organising, using or updating information (such as files or accounts), developing or following procedures or systems and the planning, budgeting and staffing of an organisation.
Persuading or service
These jobs involve working with people to sell to, influence, motivate, negotiate with or serve them. Activities include selling, promoting or providing goods or services, bargaining or presenting a point of view.
Practical or mechanical
These jobs involve working with things, using the hands or special tools or equipment to make, fix, install or adjust them. Activities include practical and physical tasks, which may require an understanding of how equipment or machinery works.
Priorities means the status established in order of importance or urgency.
Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty or anticipated issues.
The act of procrastinating is putting off, delaying or postponing an action to a later time.
Qualifications are meeting the proper requirements and having suitable training for a position or task - Certified: holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practise a specified skill.
Re-location is the act of moving from one place to another.
Curriculum Vitae: a summary of your academic and work history.
A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined tasks, often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both.
Sports career termination
Sports career termination is a transition the athlete goes through when shifting from the mastery stage of their sports career (i.e. a stage where the athlete was able to reach the pinnacle of his/her performances) to the discontinuation stage (i.e. the end of the sports career). In this sense, sports career termination may be defined as the ultimate sports career transition, which leads to new or increased involvement of the individual in family life or a professional occupation.
Sports career transitions
Sport career transitions are those changes athletes go through when passing from one stage of their sports career to the next stage. Transitions happen when events occur to bring a change in the assumptions that an individual has about himself/herself and about his/her relationships. Athletes go through many steps or stages in the course of their sporting careers, for instance from initiation in sports (childhood) to development of skills (adolescence). Each stage represents a special challenge for the athlete and tests athletes’ capacity to adapt to the next career phase.
Stress is the total response to demands and pressures in your life. Causes of stress are called stressors. Stressors can vary from conflict in relationships, being overwhelmed by lots of tasks, poor performance or injury.
SWOT analysis is a technique for understanding your strengths and weaknesses and for looking at the opportunities and threats you face.
Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals.
Tips are an indication of potential opportunities.
Work experience may be paid or unpaid. It may be for a few days, a few weeks or a year. It may be observation, work shadowing, volunteer work, a structured work placement, a cadetship or an internship.
Work satisfiers are work situations which will satisfy you most.
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