Tonga NOC starts 2010 with a “P”…for “Planning”

The first day of the week was led by ‘Ahosivi Kaitapu who also set tasks and home works to staff members to assist with the planning of the roles and tasks for the coming year. According to Takitoa, he commented that “this is a vital part of any organization in looking ahead what to expect and what is to achieve in the next 12 months and beyond. Therefore, the cooperation and understanding between the staff for their own individual roles and responsibility is paramount”.

 Takitoa also continued, “that this is also a platform for the staff and the organization to perform having to achieve the writing up of a plan that will reflect what the stakeholders have for the vision and mission.”

What we are doing through this week is to prepare ourselves for the challenge of 2010 in various aspects of the NOC work as well as having to inform and update the members of the Board on “where we are” and “where do we want to go” and “how to get there”.

 The staff also discussed other issues which we believe we can achieve in the next 4-years or during this Olympiad. We have been looking hard at ourselves (NOC) and questioning what have we suppose to do to help and assist our members that would lead to improvement in their respective performances and results. There are also many other issues and we are calling on some local experts and Board members to come in specifically for that session.

 “Our 2010 program is exciting with the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games arriving in May, which is both tradition and historical. We will ensure we conduct a successful and enjoyable relay and that the visitors as well as our people will take memorable moments and experience while the baton is here”, said Takitoa.

 “We are using the staff but also inviting Mary McCoy of Training Group to come in when we are working through our Strategic Plan and we are also calling on Mike Bloomfield (Treasurer) to come in on Finance and Funding”, according to Takitoa.

 Takitoa is also pleased with the respond and contribution from his small staff during Day 1 which made up of 3 NOC SDO’s, namely, Hiko Fungavaka, Paula Havea and Netina Latu, and ‘Ahosivi Kaitapu, Admin Manager, Malia Kaufusi, Office Clerk and ‘Apisai Mataele, Driver/Groundkeeper.

 We expect to table our deliberations with the Board in their next Executive meeting so that they can take it from there.


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