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08 Jul 2019
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Event Management Development Programme (EMDP)

As Tokyo 2020 progresses with its efforts on Operational Readiness, an absolutely critical element of a successful Games - a new Event Management Development Programme (EMDP) - has been designed for the first time for them. The programme is aimed at supporting and empowering key Venue Management members with the necessary information, skills and behaviours to undertake their role.

The first delivery of the EMDP for Tokyo 2020 took place on 8 May and targeted 92 key Venue Management staff. The module, called “Basics of Test Events Venue Operations”, provided participants with an overview of the main venue activities during a typical day of venue operations (pre-, during and post-competition) and suggested key operational considerations for the Venue General Managers (VGMs), Deputy Venue General Managers (DVGMs) and Venue Operations Managers (VOMs).

“This workshop taught me about the procedures of delay, postponement and the cancellation of a competition. I was able to get a better understanding of the procedures that take place during and after a competition. It was riveting getting taught about how VGM not only sits in the office but how it is important to move around in the venue.” – VGM, Tokyo 2020

The workshop was not only an opportunity to listen to accounts from previous Games, but also to practise learning through the use of case scenarios and group problem solving exercises. Participants were also encouraged to draw up a personal action plan of complementary learning activities which would help them to progress in their preparations for leading test event operations at their specific venue.

After the successful roll-out of this first module in Tokyo, work is now underway to design and develop the next set of priority learning areas, such as Venue Formation and Venue Communication, Command, Control (C3), with a focus on smaller groups and targeted learning for VGMs and DVGMs. Such learning areas were identified as part of a comprehensive learning needs analysis exercise which was conducted with Tokyo 2020 last year. Subsequently, the overall programme has been tailored to support and empower key Venue Management members with the necessary information, skills and behaviours to undertake their role.

The EMDP is a vital programme in Tokyo 2020’s journey, and is closely aligned to their Readiness activities ahead of hosting the Games next year. The programme will also be rolled out for other organisers of future Games.

PyeongChang 2018 educational films and virtual tours live now!

New educational films exploring specific areas and topics related to the Olympic Games Pyeongchang 2018 – from airport operations to people management and from press operations to venue concept strategy - are now available on YouTube. Click here to access the full list with the respective hyperlinks.

In addition, virtual tours of the venues at the Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018 are live now on YouTube as well as on OGK. These virtual tours feature the journeys of a variety of stakeholders, including spectators, IF representatives, members of the workforce, broadcasters, press, athletes and team officials and Olympic family members throughout two venues. The venues captured are the Alpensia Biathlon Centre (outdoor venue), and the Kwandong Hockey Centre (indoor venue).

You can find all of OGKM’s existing videos on our YouTube Playlist.

Revamped Olympic Games Guides published on OGK

Seven Olympic Games Guides (OGGs) which have been updated to further reflect Olympic Agenda 2020 New Norm measures and one brand-new OGG on Energy, also fully aligned with The New Norm,  were published on OGK last month. Here is the full list:

  • Arrivals and Departures
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality
  • Legacy
  • Logistics
  • Medical Services
  • NOC Services
  • Energy  (new)

Another set of OGGs will be updated in December 2019 - stay tuned!

Check out new OPC | Documents from Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 on OGK!

Fresh OCOG-produced content | Documents (OPC) from  the organisers of Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 have been uploaded recently on OGK, including  the Accreditation (OIAC) detailed specifications and procedures, and Villages Operational Vision and Key Principles.

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