Document Type : Research Paper


1 Chairman of the student sports committee of Khorasan Razavi province

2 President of Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Iran

3 Director of Sports Management Department, Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Iran


The aim of the current research was to design a training model for senior sports managers based on professional competence in the organizational structure of Iran's education and training with an interpretive structural approach. The current research was applied in terms of its purpose, and in terms of the nature of the data, it was a qualitative research. The statistical population includes sports management familiar with the subject of the research, education managers of big cities and provinces, former or current sports managers of the Ministry of Education and the Student Sports Federation, in total 21 interviews were conducted and 9 people answered the questionnaire. Matrix replied. According to the findings. The results of interpretative structural modeling showed that the concepts are on seven levels. At the first and lowest level of sports ecology and social responsibility; At the second level, networking and operational capability in sports; In the third level, personal abilities and mental abilities; At the fourth level of political awareness; At the fifth level, three factors are selective abilities, communication skills and decision-making ability; In the sixth level, developmental thinking and strategic vision, and finally, in the last and most important level, there were three factors of scientific and specialized abilities, management abilities, authority ability, and professional ethics. In a general conclusion, it should be stated that the selection of managers should be done correctly and in accordance with the model of professional competencies, so that the interests and goals of the organization can be properly provided


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