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The Successful Operations Manager. Tips, tricks, and ways to avoid losing your mind Cody March Oregon State University (541) 231-2124 cody . [email protected] What Does An Ops Person Do?. In a word… EVERYTHING. What Does An Ops Person Do?. THE OPERATIONS MGR CAN BE….

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the successful operations manager

The Successful Operations Manager

Tips, tricks, and ways to avoid losing your mind

Cody March

Oregon State University

(541) 231-2124

cody . [email protected]

what does an ops person do
What Does An Ops Person Do?

In a word…

EVERYTHING

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What Does An Ops Person Do?

THE OPERATIONS MGR CAN BE…

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What Does An Ops Person Do?
  • Full Time Staff Member, But Not A Coach
  • We Don’t Coach, Recruit, Or Run Practices
  • All The Behind-The-Scenes Stuff

Basically…

My job is to make it easier for my coaches to coach, and for my players to play.

how does it get done
How Does It Get Done?
  • Important Traits & Characteristics
    • Organized
    • Time Manager / The Ability To Prioritize
    • Ability To Handle Pressure
    • Delegation (Managers, Other Staff, Etc)
tips hints job specifics
Tips/Hints - Job Specifics
  • Travel – Getting From Point A To Point B (Efficiently)
    • Ground Transportation
      • Airport
      • Destination
  • Get To Know Your Drivers
    • Cell Phones, E-Mails, Etc
    • Make Them Your Friend
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Air Travel
    • The 2-Hour “Rule”
    • Know Your Airports (The “Home” Airport)
    • Check-In Ahead Of Time!!!
    • Research Alternate Schedules
    • Research Alternate Airports
    • Use Your “Elite” Benefits
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Other Travel Tips
    • Know Your Per Diem Rates & Who Makes Them
    • Hotel “Deal-Breakers”
      • Wi-Fi, Parking, Meeting Room Rentals, Etc
      • Get Everything In Writing
    • If Possible, Avoid 3rd Party Travel Agents
why avoid 3 rd parties
Why Avoid 3rd Parties?
  • Arizona Bus Company
    • $3,100 – Full Itinerary Price
    • “…price went down a little this year…”
  • The Travel Company
    • $3,700 – Full Itinerary Price
    • “…price went up this year…sorry…”
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Other Travel Tips
    • Bring Your Own A/V Equipment (If Needed)
    • Tip Your Bus Driver Yourself
    • LOYALTY Matters
    • Make A Contact Sheet
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Youth Camps
    • Independent Online Presence
    • Online Registration … No-Brainer

And that “ability to handle pressure…”

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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Youth Camps
    • Involve Your Team As Much As Possible
    • Clear Communication
    • Remember Your Purpose
      • Fun, Safety, Positive Environment
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Home Events – Marketing
    • Marketing To Campus & Students
    • Work With Your Marketing Staff
    • Involve Your Team, Your Coaches, Your Sponsors
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Home Events – Visiting Teams & Presentation
    • Ensure Somebody Is Assigned To Visiting Teams
    • Know How You Want Your Facility To Look
      • Make Sure Your Staff Knows Too!
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Equipment & Apparel
    • Order Early … Very Early
      • And Be Prepared For Changes … Many Changes
    • Work With Your Equipment Staff
    • Get Player Input …(Within Reason)
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Tips/Hints – Job Specifics
  • Supervision & Leadership
    • A “Strict” Open-Door Policy
      • It’s Useless If They Don’t Know
      • Be Approachable
    • Show Care / Compliment / Say “Thanks”
    • Talk To Them About Something Besides Volleyball
    • “Line In The Sand” (You Aren’t Their Friend)
cody march oregon state university 541 231 2124 cell 541 737 7490 office cody march@oregonstate edu
Cody March // Oregon State University(541) 231-2124 – Cell // (541) 737-7490 – [email protected]

Non Sequitur – By Wiley Miller

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