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Workshops

Workshop 1

 

 

LATERALIZATION IN SPORTS: How to measure?

 

In many sports, including both coactive and interactive sports, lateralization is one of the important factors that can be either improve or worsen the performance of the athletes (Loffing, Hagemann, Strauss, & MacMahon, 2016). The researches related to this topic go back to the late 18th centuries. If an athlete can use both sides of his or her body parts, the probability to be successful in his or her sport increases. Thus, trainers or coaches most of the time look for the athletes who have this ability to apply to the certain skills. In this respect, recent focus of the researches in the motor learning, motor control, neuroscience, sport and cognitive psychology areas has been become very popular. The problem with those studies, however, sometimes arises with “how to measure laterality?”. In fact, researchers many years used the questionnaires to test handedness or footedness. However, it has been realized that we need to use some quantitative data to describe and discuss the effect of lateralization in sports. Some studies use virtual reality environments (Sainburg, Ghez, & Kalakanis, 1999; Akpinar, Sainburg, Kirazci, & Przybyla, 2015) to test performance asymmetries in arm coordinations using electromagnetic sensors. Some researchers use balance tools (Sarabon & Omejec, 2007) surface electromyography (Mutha, Boulinguez, & Sainburg, 2008), force plates (Sarabon, 2011), and custom-made products (www.s2p.si). Moreover, there are also plenty of other products that can be used to measure the performance of the motor asymmetry in different skills. The aforementioned ones are mainly used for talent identification, performance progress, and rehabilitation. However, trainers or coaches need to also apply sport specific skill tests for each side of the body part to observe the efficiency of the skill improvement. Therefore, bilateral training may be helpful to counteract the asymmetry of the performance in many sports. In conclusion, depending on the aim of the trainer or coach and athletes, different kind of equipment needs to be used for talent identification, performance progress, rehabilitation, and skill improvement. In this workshop, I will try to address the measurement issue in lateralization in sports with many examples.

 

Dr. Selçuk Akpinar is currently employed at Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University, Turkey. His background is in sports science but he improved his knowledge in motor control and behavior during his PhD and later on during his Post-doc. His area of interests includes motor lateralization in sports, motor learning, anthropometric measurements, and perceptual motor skill assessments. He spent 1,5 years at Penn State University during his PhD at Department of Kinesiology in Prof Sainburg Lab where he also worked as a Post-doc for 6 months later on. He tries to investigate the effect of long-term training in different types of sports on motor lateralization. Currently, he also works on the effect of physical activity on motor performance of disabled people from different age. He has many papers in respected journals and more than 100 citations to those papers.

 

 

Workshop 2

 

 

“PROJECT MANAGEMENT – METHODS AND APPROACHES” – FROM IDEA TO REALISATION

 

The sustainability of every organization or project is highly influenced by our internal needs for changes. Successful changes depend on the level of creativity, flexibility, desire for adaptation, realization of ideas and competences necessary for the conduct of the entire process. “The notion managing derives from a word “manage” and resembles providing a direction, organization of a process of work and leading work connected to biological, technical, organizational and other systems”

The fundamental question that we pose to ourselves is “What do we wish to achieve? How do we reach our goal? What instruments do we have to use?” The approach to Project Management by means of utilizing the basic managerial tools provides us the security for quality work. A strategic approach to Project Management is the essence for a successful realization of desired goals.

 

“The original sin is to limit the Is. Don’t.“ Richard Bach

 

Today, New Sport World is based on project development, defined with different funding possibilities and in accordance with trends, criteria, priorities and needs of continents, regions and countries. Establishing of networks for better project and synergies is in great need, and necessary and most important for future success and joint approach. This Workshop is designed to support all participants to exchange their experience in the Sport Management Projects in their respective countries or regions. During Workshop all participants will have opportunity to present their activities in the frame of available project funds. This is opportunity to see possibilities for creating possibilities for appropriate synergies in sport projects. Available fund for Project development are different from the regions to the regions and there is need to have overall picture about possibilities as basis for future cooperation. Workshop is to support and improving relations, as well as providing actions for cooperation for development. To achieve this goal we expect active participation in presenting projects, experiences and ideas. Delegates will be asked to full fill form with short info about organization, projects they have experienced, project they would like to develop as well as available project funds. The Workshop will take the form of a “Corner Meetings”, participants will be able to choose partners and create networks in accordance with their interest.

 

Dr. Dino Mujkic has over 20 years working in International Projects and over 17 years of experience in reforms of higher education and innovation systems in South Eastern Europe (SEE) and Eastern Europe countries. He holds a track record of more than 70 projects, funded by Austrian Development Agency, European Union, private foundation, companies, ministries and others, implemented in close cooperation with governmental institutions, NGOs and other main stakeholders. His key skills lie in policy and strategy development, institutional and capacity building, research, consulting, internal and external evaluation processes, development of method principles and instruments in the field of Higher Education, Sport and Culture. As a Regional Manager and Associate Board Member of WUS Austria, Assistant Professor at the University of Sarajevo and Founder and President of the Board of Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures, he possesses an excellent network in the SEE, EE and the EU. Dino Mujkic earned a PhD in Sport and is currently teaching at the Sport Management department, University of Sarajevo, covering courses such as Strategies in Sport, Style of Management, Mission and Values in Sport, Management in Sport Recreation, Globalisation, Human Resource Management.

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