Office Administration

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In order to strategically improve its office administration, ICSSPE has included several measures to take in the strategic plan. As a starting point, ICSSPE will analyse current office administration manuals. This annual audit at the end of each year will reevaluate the complete-ness and adequateness of all manuals and procedures to ensure a continuous improvement. Gaps identified in the manuals and missing procedures will be summarized in a written report about the internal audit.


This report will be submitted to ICSSPE’s Executive Board by the Executive Director. Subsequently gaps and issues identified will be addressed by the ICSSPE office staff. ICSSPE will develop missing internal office administration manuals and procedures as well as update existing internal office administration documents.


A detailed set of all internal office documents will be readily available and accessible in the office by paid staff, the Executive Board and the members. All changes will be made in accordance with German labour laws. Manuals will address issues including but not limited to:


  • Office operation manuals;
  • Hiring and leave procedures and policy;
  • Internal conflict handling policy and procedures;
  • Policy and procedures for terminating services of paid staff;
  • Policy on handling confidential documents;
  • Policy on harassment and victimization.

The following officers and staff members are leading on this Key Performance Area:


Dr Uri Schaefer, President

Dr Uri Schaefer has been leading ICSSPE since 2014. With his experience at the interface of research, education and policy development, the ICSSPE President is a welcome guest speaker at many international events.

He is a strong promoter of low-threshold and equal access to physical activity for all members of society. He is a 1998 recipient of the Israel Olympic Committee Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contribution to Coach Education, and was elected to the International Jewish Hall of Fame in 2017.


You can contact him at uschaefer/at/


Patrick Stolpmann, Executive Director
Patrick Stolpmann (GER) has been the Executive Direct of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) since 2023. In his role, he is the link between academic experts, policy makers in governments, public administration and organised sports.
You can contact him at pstolpmann/at/


Daniel Gildner, Office & Membership Manager

Daniel Gildner (GER) has been with the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) since 2023, overseeing ICSSPE membership affairs and the Office activities in Berlin.

As a graduate in sports scientist, he advocates for drug-free sports and has, in the past, been a professional athlete in natural bodybuilding. He is generally interested in all activities related to strength training.


You can contact him at dgildner/at/