Webinar training for staff of Councils and Peak Sports Bodies

Why did Sports Community create a training course for sports professionals?

Staff working directly with community sports club volunteers are getting inundated with queries and requests for information, help and support. To help to fill these needs, Sports Community has created the Staff Development Training Series.

Volunteers are asking about an ever-increasing range of topics from club governance, complaints management, volunteer and participation recruitment and retention, fundraising and marketing just to name a few of the areas.

The Sports Community nine-part webinar series has been developed to give you, your staff and your colleagues the information you need to help and support your community clubs and their volunteers.

The webinar series will introduce attendees to the best practice, research or information available. After each session we will provide you with great case studies, practical examples, resources and templates which you can then use to empower your volunteers and their clubs.

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When is it happening and what will be covered?

  • Session 1: 22 April 2020
    The Characteristics of Successful Clubs
  • Session 2: 6 May 2020
    Turning Committees into Successful Leaders
  • Session 3: 20 May 2020
    Understanding Why Clubs Find it So Hard to Attract Volunteers
  • Session 4: 3 June 2020
    Increasing Participation of Players and Coaches in a Modern World
  • Session 5: 17 June 2020
    Unlocking the Power of Goal Setting
  • Session 6: 1 July 2020
    How to Create a Culture of Volunteering in Sports Clubs
  • Session 7: 15 July 2020
    Why is it So Hard to Implement Change in Community Sports Clubs?
  • Session 8: 29 July 2020
    Financial Management and Fraud Prevention in Sports Clubs
  • Session 9: 12 August 2020
    What Does the Future Hold for Community Sports Clubs?

Beginning 17 March 2020.
All sessions begin at 3pm AEST.
Sessions last for 1 hour.

All sessions are recorded and distributed to participants, so even if you miss a live session you can watch the recording at a time that suits you.

Just $399 until 17 March!

Cost per person is $499 after 17 March 2020.

Who should attend this series of training sessions?

Anybody working with and supporting community sports but participants are generally:
  • Local council staff, State and Territory Government Sport and Recreation Staff,
  • Club and policy development staff from State and National sporting bodies,
  • Staff from Associations, Leagues and Competitions,
  • University Sports – Club Development Staff.

Anybody wanting to understand the issues faced by club volunteers and how to deal with them.

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What is included in your Staff Development Webinar training

Not only do you get 9 webinars but you will also receive:
  • A work book and notes for each session prior to the session so you don’t need to take notes.
  • Live online chat during the session allowing you to build relationships with your peers around Australia.
  • Recordings of each session within 3 working days.
  • Ongoing support from the great Sports Community Staff.
  • After each session you will receive additional information relating to the topic including templates, checklists, links to additional Resources and specific Sports Community podcasts which explore each topic in a practical sense highlighting great case studies and interviews with clubs who have successfully undertaken the topics being considered.

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Time to make your role at your club a whole lot easier?

  • When does each course start?

    You can log in to your session 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
    This is a great opportunity to check your connection as well as make the most of the time with your presenter and other participants. During this 30 minutes you can ask any questions specific to your club and ensure you get the answers you are looking for.

  • How many times can I access the online course?

    After the session a recording of the course will be sent to you to view at your leisure. (Please note: Free webinars are not recorded)

  • What is included?

    For most courses you will not only receive the webinar training but also a worksheet and links to the best resources in the country on your training topic.

Your Instructors

Steve's vision of a one-stop shop for all grassroots sports club where club volunteers and administrators can learn, share and grow has come to fruition in Sports Community. His passion for working with local grassroots sports clubs led him to developing Sports Community from just an idea into a multimedia information portal with a thriving online community.

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