Professional Development Webinar Training for 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.

When is it happening and what will be covered?

All sessions begin at 2:00 PM AEDT and last one hour.

  • Session 1: 15th of October 2020
    The Characteristics of successful clubs.
  • Session 2: 22nd of October 2020
    Strategies to ensure your club survives and thrives during and after COVID.
  • Session 3: 29th of October 2020
    Understanding why clubs find it so hard to get volunteers.
  • Session 4: 5th of November 2020
    How To Facilitate an Effective Club-based Strategic Planning Process.
  • Session 5: 12th of November 2020
    How to Create a Culture of Volunteering At Any Club.
  • Session 6: 19th of November 2020
    Understanding How to Introduce Change Effectively in Community Sports.
  • Session 7: 26th of November 2020
    How Participation Has Changed and How Clubs Can Embrace This Change.
  • Session 8: 3rd of December 2020
    Financial management and protecting clubs against fraud.
  • Session 9: 9th of December 2020
    How to Create “Shovel Ready” Projects.

Who should attend this series of training sessions?

Anyone 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.
  • Anyone wanting to understand the issues faced by club volunteers, and how to deal with them.

As a sports professional, how will you benefit from this?

You will learn:

  • The best practices to employ when liaising with sports club volunteers.
  • Where to find the most relevant and reliable information for volunteers.
  • Downloadable PDFs to assist you in implementing this new-found knowledge.
  • How to best communicate with club volunteers, instil confidence in them and ensure that no one is left with unanswered questions.

You will get:

  • A workbook containing overviews of each session, and content for you to follow along in the webinar.
  • Access to a network of sports club professionals Australia-wide, from all kinds of sporting backgrounds.
  • Opportunities to ask the presenter any questions at the end of the webinar (designated question time).
  • Recordings of each webinar emailed to you a day after airing, so you can re-watch a session or catch-up if you miss one.

Now more than ever, your volunteers need help and support for not only themselves, but for their club. You can do just that through Sports Community and lead club volunteers through the rest of 2020, and set them up for a successful 2021.

Want to know what a webinar is all about – check out the video.

 

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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