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Program Quality Standards

With the help of Program leaders all over the world, we have developed standards to guide Programs to improve in ten broad categories.


Complete Set of Program Quality Standards

The Standards are tools to help Programs improve and grow. They paint a picture of success across many different areas. They are the foundation for training and help us recognize progress and growth.Open

The Standards are tools to help Programs improve and grow. They paint a picture of success across many different areas. They are the foundation for training and help us recognize progress and growth.

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Self-Assessment Tool

This tool is designed to help use the standards at Program or sub-Program level. It should be used in conjunction with the 10 'building blocks' of Program Quality standards. Open

This tool is designed to help use the standards at Program or sub-Program level. It should be used in conjunction with the 10 'building blocks' of Program Quality standards.

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Leading a Program

Leading a Program quality standards deals with leadership, recruitment, training, performance management, recognition, and retention and risk management.Open

Leading a Program quality standards deals with leadership, recruitment, training, performance management, recognition, and retention and risk management.

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Sports Essentials

The Sports Essentials quality standards relate to sport development, athlete and coach development, and all models of Unified Sports.Open

The Sports Essentials quality standards relate to sport development, athlete and coach development, and all models of Unified Sports.

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Games & Competitions

The quality standards for Games and Competitions deal with competition and event management, risk management, including mitigating risks related to budget, insurance and health and safety.  Open

The quality standards for Games and Competitions deal with competition and event management, risk management, including mitigating risks related to budget, insurance and health and safety.  

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Raising Funds

Raising Fund quality standards deal with building the necessary capacity, diversity of fund sources, sustainability, donor management, mitigating risks and planning & tracking.Open

Raising Fund quality standards deal with building the necessary capacity, diversity of fund sources, sustainability, donor management, mitigating risks and planning & tracking.

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Brand Awareness & Communications

These quality standards deal with branding, marketing - communications and relationships, internal communications, resources, and risk management in crisis communications. Open

These quality standards deal with branding, marketing - communications and relationships, internal communications, resources, and risk management in crisis communications. 

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Community Building

These quality standards relate to athlete leadership, health and wellness, youth activation of athletes with and without intellectual disability and families offering services to young athletes.  Open

These quality standards relate to athlete leadership, health and wellness, youth activation of athletes with and without intellectual disability and families offering services to young athletes.  

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Government & Partner Relations

These quality standards relate to engaging governments to influence policy, and receiving funding and services. They also include partnerships with non-governmental, and non-corporate entities.Open

These quality standards relate to engaging governments to influence policy, and receiving funding and services. They also include partnerships with non-governmental, and non-corporate entities.

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Program Governance

Program Governance quality standards relate to board and committee composition, and responsibilities and policies.Open

Program Governance quality standards relate to board and committee composition, and responsibilities and policies.

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Planning & Financial Management

Planning and financial management of quality standards relate to planning process, plan type and content, tracking financial processes and systems, budgeting, grant management and risk management.  Open

Planning and financial management of quality standards relate to planning process, plan type and content, tracking financial processes and systems, budgeting, grant management and risk management.  

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Digital & Technology

Digital and technology quality standard relate to technology plan and improvement, types of hardware, applications and data reporting, and risk management. Open

Digital and technology quality standard relate to technology plan and improvement, types of hardware, applications and data reporting, and risk management.

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