This course takes a basic approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as budgets, logistics, scheduling, parent/student/coach conflicts & communications. The course also touches upon sample athletic/activity department organizational charts, activity procedures/checklists, public relations, and emergency plans.
Enrollees who will derive greatest benefit: Athletic administrators seeking to define and improve their operational procedures.
Chris is the current Athletic and Activities Director and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi.
He holds a Masters of Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Queensland. Chris has been living Internationally for the past 15 years working in Oman, Japan, Estonia, Turkey and the UAE. He previously worked as a physical education teacher but has spent the last 10 years working as an Athletic Administrator.
Chris spent three years working in the leadership group of CEESA Athletics and Activities and is the current Executive Director of the International Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He has a passion for developing athletic programs in schools and enjoys coaching at various levels.
Chris is fortunate to be traveling and enjoying his experiences with his wife Georgina and two children Eve and Hudson
Jim has been an International Athletics Director for 20 years in a variety of settings. For the past fifteen years, he has been the Athletic Director at the American School of Warsaw.
He has served as the Chair of both the Central Eastern European Association (CEESA) and the Chair of the Sports Council of International Schools (SCIS) of Athletics Directors group.
His interest are in coach development, guiding student achievement, and in improving standards in international coaching.
Bachelor of Science, Eastern Washington University - 1983
Masters of Heath Education, Whitworth College - 1986
Matt Fleming is currently the Athletic Director at the American International School of Budapest, Hungary since 2008.
Prior to Hungary, Matt spent six years as Athletic/Activity Coordinator and PE teacher at the International School of Latvia, specializing in new program development. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Matt has coached a variety of sports and levels in international schools along with organizing many tournaments/festivals.
Over the past four years, he has been very active in leading Professional Development opportunities for CEESA Athletic Director’s and Activity Coordinators through his association with the USA-based National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Matt has been a key contributor to collaborative efforts between CEESA, the NIAAA, and the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. These endeavors have lead to the development of the International Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA), which aims to provide courses adapted from the NIAAA to meet the unique needs of AD’s in international school settings. The primary goals of the IIAAA is to provide PD opportunities, enhance the repertoire of AD’s, and provide best-practice strategies for education-based athletics in International Schools.
Matt has achieved the highest level of certification through the NIAAA by earning the Certified Master Athletic Administrator title. He also holds a BS Ed. From the University of Dayton, and MS Ed. from the University of Akron.