Organisational Capacity Programme

The IPC’s Strategic Plan 2015-2018 defines one if its strategic drivers as ‘Shaping organisational capacity’.  Through this it prioritises creating a positive and effective working environment maximizing the skills of all people who contribute across the Paralympic Movement.  Contributing to this driver is the Agitos Foundation’s Organisational Capacity Programme (OCP), which offers comprehensive learning and training in the areas of governance & planning, marketing & communication and athlete development for National Paralympic Committees.

With resources now available through Toyota, the IPC’s Worldwide Paralympic Partner, the Agitos Foundation is able to offer this educational opportunity from 2017 onwards until 2024 to more NPCs worldwide. This time it has reached your NPC!

The four day long OCP Training Workshop equips participants nominated by their NPCs and approved by the Agitos Foundation with the necessary knowledge and skills  to successfully implement the OCP in collaboration with the entire NPC in their country.

The prospective Programme Leads are requested to register all their details by clicking on the box below, in order to access the OCP online toolbox of resources to thoroughly prepare for the Training Workshop and the national programme implementation.


The fileshare is the Programme Leads’ online tool box of the OCP. Here you find the  OCP learning modules (3 topic areas) in form of Powerpoint Presentations, the OCP Handbook and appendices to answer all your questions and guide you through the OCP implementation within your NPC.

Please use the time prior to the OCP Training Workshop to thoroughly get familiar with the OCP learning modules and procedures and note any question you might have so it can be addressed during the workshop.

Benefits of attending

At the end of this training Programme Leads should be able to:

  • Explain the OCP’s key topics
  • Undertake a needs analysis of their NPC
  • Design ‘needs driven’ sessions
  • Facilitate (non-lecture) sessions
  • Follow-up of participants to achieve the tangible outcomes within the NPC

Programme Leads will be assessed as to their competence and receive a detailed feedback by the OCP Educators during the Training Workshop to determine whether they are competent to implement the OCP independently as Programme Lead. All will receive a certificate of attendance from the Agitos Foundation.

Who should attend?

By recruiting and training talented individuals from within the NPC network to lead these programmes, the aim is to ensure programmes are pitched at the right level and delivered in the most engaging and impactful way.

Programme Leads will use World Academy of Sport techniques, to create an interactive learning environment and to motivate participants completing the course to implement the knowledge they acquire.

We have selected prospective Programme Leads to attend the training with the following attributes:

  • Excellent presentation skills with experience in facilitation and training
  • Ability to adapt programmes to specific audiences
  • Have a strong understanding of the Paralympic Movement and a genuine interest in its development
  • Experience in building organisational capacity through good governance, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledge of athlete development, including sports development, administration and athlete pathway models is strongly encouraged
  • Speak fluent English and a prominent national language
  • Quick learner, high initiative, self-motivated
  • Excellent communication via email and phone
  • 14 months programme commitment to participate in training and facilitate three OCP workshops
Programme outline
Day 1 
Time Session Topic
09.00-10.00 1 Welcome, ice breaker and OCP introduction
10.00 -10.30 2 OCP Material/IPC Aacedmy OCP platform/hard copies/Binder
10.30 - 11.00   Break
11.00 - 12.30 3 OCP Module Marketing and Communication
12.30 -13.30   Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 4 OCP Module Governance and Planning
15.00 - 15.30   Break
15.30 -17.00 5 OCP Module Athlete Development 
17.00 -17.30 6 Wrap up day 1, groups for day 2 & 3, and evaluation form of the day
Day 2
Time Session Topic
09.00-11.00 1 Delivery 1 & feedback
11.00-11.30   Break
11.30 - 12.30 2 Preparing a Needs Analysis
12.30 -13.30   Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 3 Preparation Delivery 2
14.00 - 16.00 4 Delivery 2 & feedback
16.00 -16.15   Break 
16.15 - 17.15 5 Designing learning
17.15 -17.30 6 Wrap up day 2 and evaluation form of the day
Day 3
Time Session Topic
09.00-09.30 1 Preparation Delivery 3
09.30 - 10.30 2 Skill stations
10.30 - 11.00   Break
11.00 -13.00 3 Delivery 3 & feedback
13.00 - 14.00   Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 4 Preparation Delivery 4
14.30 - 15:45 5 Delivery 4 
15.45 - 16.00   Break
16:00 -17:00 6 Individual feedback
17:00 -17:30 7 Wrap up day 3 and evaluation form of the day
Day 4
Time Session Topic
09.00 - 10.00 1 Driving & hindering forces
10.00 - 10.30 2 OCP workshop plans/tangible outcomes - explanations & expectations
10.30 - 11.00   Break
11.00 - 12.30 3 OCP workshop plans - PLs work in pairs
12.30 -13.30   Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 4 Workshop plans in groups, collection of plans
15:00 - 15:30   Break
15:30 -17:00 5 Wizehive access with start of first workshop application
17:00 -18:00 6 Wrap up, evaluation form of the day & of the entire workshop, certificates