Dionne Haynes, Vice President of the Barbados Badminton Association is the fifth Barbadian to be selected for the MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sports Organisations Management) programme. The programme, sponsored by the International Olympic Committee through an Olympic Solidarity scholarship, is an international executive course in sports management.
The objective of MEMOS is to provide sports managers with access to a higher education level training course, to help them develop the required knowledge to better manage their organisations. The programme is highly competitive, as participants come from all five continents with the single goal of pursuing a university-level programme.
MEMOS consists of four education and training sessions. These sessions cover six modules as well as a research methods module, which is taught during each of the first three sessions. Participants of MEMOS XXIV will also undertake a study project that focuses on the management of a sports organisation. During the fourth session, there will be a public defence presentation of the projects.
The first session takes place online this year and runs from September 5 to 15, the second runs from January 23 to February 2, 2022 and is to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The third session runs from April 24 to May 4, 2022 in Pristina, Kosovo and the fourth and final session in Lausanne, Switzerland from September 6 to 10, 2022.