President Graça opens Congress Workshop


FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° opens the development workshop for national federations in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 4, 2016 - FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça opened the development workshop for national federations in Buenos Aires today by calling on the participants to actively join the global volleyball family’s conversation. The workshop takes place a day before the opening of the FIVB’s 35th World Congress in the Argentinian capital. 

“As a family, we are all working together. And for me it is always important for the FIVB to be a good example for you.  At the FIVB we have been working hard to provide you with opportunities to grow volleyball,” said President Graça in his opening remarks.

“Almost everybody at the FIVB has experience of managing a national federation. This is very important for us. Strong national federations are the foundation on which our house is built.”

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Workshop discussions will centre on the importance of sustainable management, communications and the FIVB’s VolleyballYourWay movement in helping to grow volleyball around the world.

The first topic presentation on “National Federation Sustainable Management” aimed to help federations identify a source of funding that matches their strategy and encourages them to activate it.  This was followed by a presentation by the FIVB’s Communications Director Richard Baker on “Communications / Social Media” which explored how national federations can activate the right communications platform.  The final presentation on the “VolleyballYourWay Movement” urged national federations to activate the movement in their country to help spread volleyball’s positive values.

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Brazilian former volleyball player Giba was also in attendance as he looks to take a more active role in the FIVB’s decision making process in his new position as president of the newly formed FIVB Athletes’ Commission.

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