Club support: webinar programme for officers, leaders and volunteers

Posted by Jane Thompson on 28/04/2021

During 2021 the BMC will be delivering a series of free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.

Following on from successes during 2020 in delivering lectures, training sessions, workshops and Q&A sessions to our members we are extending the programme in to 2021.  These will run, predominantly, on a weekday evening and will last up to a couple of hours.

We know that for many of our members attending virtual sessions is a great option – they are easy to access, don’t involve the costs (financial and environmental) in travelling to a venue, and are a more effective and efficient use of their time.  However, we know that not everyone wants to join a virtual session, and so once we are permitted we will restart our face-to-face sessions too.  We know that many of our members enjoy the interaction that a face-to-face session brings and we don’t want to lose that.

 

[Last update on 28/04/21]

The virtual offerings over coming months are -

 

"Clubs Are Open" - a session to look at ways that you can promote your club with BMC support and recruit new members now that club meets are permitted to restart.  Join us on Tuesday 4th May from 7.30-9pm. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Club Networks - rolling out across Areas, check out this link for more information about the dates for your Area.

 

Student Club Officers - further sessions to be announced soon.

 

Howden Webinar Series - Howden, the BMC's insurance broker, is offering a webinar series that clubs members are able to access.  The next in the series is on 16 March and is looking at two Paralympians on their road to Tokyo.

 

 

We are busy planning more sessions but are keen to get feedback from the affiliated clubs.  It would be very useful if you could write in the comments box below any suggestions that you have for topics you would like us to include in a training, information or discussion session.

 

Previous sessions run earlier in 2021

Re-opening Club Huts, via Zoom, Wednesday 24 March, 7.30-9pm - looking at the requirements for huts to re-open in England and Wales, sharing good practice between clubs, and raising questions for the panel to answer.  There is no charge to attend this session.

Student Club Officers - a programme of webinars and training sessions is being created with more information on the BMC Student Clubs Network Facebook group.  The sessions in March will be on Tuesday 16 March and Monday 29 March.

Re-starting Club Meets, via Zoom, Date Wednesday 21 April, 7.30-9pm - looking at the requirements for clubs to re-start meets, sharing good practice between clubs, and asking questions.  There is no charge to attend this session. 
As the situation regarding club meets is changing rapidly further sessions will be put on at a later date, if required, to deal with any future changes to guidance.

Sessions for club leaders - these sessions are also advertised here as part of support to student clubs, but are relevant to all clubs.  There is no cost to attend these sessions and you can attend one or all of them!
Intro to teaching novices hill walking skills - 31st March, 7pm.
Care and Maintenance of Equipment - 6th April, 7pm.
Intro to teaching novices climbing skills - 12th April, 7pm.
How to teach belaying - 13th April, 7pm.
Incident Management -  20th April, 7pm. 

Hiking Essentials - this session, on Thursday 22 April, is ideal for those club members who need a refresher on skills they've not used for a while, and for any new new club members who need to learn about the key skills before heading out to the hills with your club. Click here for more information.



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Anonymous User
18/01/2021
Our club would like to pass on to our members the BMC offer of free liability insurance for members' children under 12. However, we don't have a family membership category, so the names of children would need to be registered separately from the rest of our members. A suggestion, which would seem easier for clubs and the BMC, would be for liability insurance for members' children under 12 to be included automatically as part of club membership, avoiding the need to register the names of those children. Would that be possible?
Anonymous User
27/01/2021
Payment methods for club membership and meets (we are a national club and currently use cheques only and are experiencing difficuties owing to the decline in use of cheque books).
Anonymous User
09/02/2021
The Facebook event for students on 'Rebuilding Your Club' looked useful. How about one for clubs with a slightly older demographic?
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