The “FIRST ITF COURSE ON GOVERNANCE STRATEGY” was held in the city of Bogotá, Colombia, on August 17 and 18, 2023, in connection with the IIC167 organized by the Colombian Taekwon-Do Association. An innovative experience aimed at contributing to the training of future leaders in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Thirty leaders from 12 countries (Germany, Anguilla, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, United States, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad & Tobago) participated. Among the most prominent participants were GM Paul Weiler, ITF President , GM Héctor Marano, chair of the ITF Technical and Instruction Committee, GM Ung Kim Lan, Member of the ITF Technical and Instruction Committee, and Master Leo Oros Duek, ITF treasurer.
Topics ranged from how to develop a business plan to the importance of Do in leadership and governance, from the development of the new ITF TKD app to the importance of communication in leadership.
The speakers, GM Ung Kim Lan, Master Leo Oros Duek, Master Janel Gauthier, Sbn Ryan Rampair and Sbn Gustavo Livon had the opportunity to develop their proposals and interact with the leaders present. This achieved one of the main objectives, which was to share and exchange experiences from the perspectives of different parts of the world.
All attendees received printed material from all the presentations and were given an ITF tie as a souvenir.
This course was inspired by the first leadership course held in Honduras in 2006 under the presidency of GM Trần Triệu Quân, which was a milestone in the training of our leaders. Thus, GM Weiler, as part of his development and growth plan, promoted the implementation of this course with the perspective of not only implementing it in other continents but also in the evolution of the content for future courses.
The ITF continues to build the future through practice and training.