Odyssey of the Mind is a global program, and each association -- whether state, province, department, territory, or nation -- relies on the leadership and direction of its local Association Director. Creative Opportunities Unlimited helps new and existing associations get started an grow so that more young people can participate in this life-changing program.
Some of the resources provided by COU include introductory presentations, organizational structures and procedures, and "best practice" manuals to help volunteers get a local OM program up and running. Our board consists of alumni participants, coaches, parents, and officials with many years of experience. In fact, several of our board members are current or former Association Directors!
If you are a current Association Director, you can click on the resource box on this page to access tools to help you grow and support your association (password required). If you are an individual looking to start Odyssey of the Mind in your area, let us know! We can point you in the right direction and help you get a group started. If you are in a country or territory that does not currently have a local OM Association, let us know - we can help! Be sure to check the official Odyssey of the Mind website first for a list of local contacts near you!