During 2022 the BMC will continue to deliver free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.
This page details the webinars that we are running for the benefit of our members, specifically those who are running clubs and huts.
The programme will include lectures, training sessions, workshops and Q&A sessions with the events running, predominantly, on a weekday evening and lasting up to a couple of hours.
For the events that have taken place we have provided links to the webinar recording and, where appropriate, we have included downloads of presentations too.
We know that many of our members enjoy the convenience of attending virtual sessions – 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 we also offer face-to-face sessions (links below). 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 19/05/22]
Summer 2022 Programme
All the sessions will take place on Zoom, are free to attend, require you to register your place to receive the Zoom link and are open to members of BMC affiliated clubs or of clubs seeking affiliation.
Summer programme to be announced soon!
Links to the recordings of previous sessions
* Understanding the Combined Liability Insurance membership benefit
26 April 2022
Join us for a greater understanding of the "Combined Liability Insurance" provided as part of BMC membership and learn about how it works. We'll be discussing what it means to clubs, club officers, club leaders & members, and there'll be plenty of time for questions too!
* Environmental Sustainability in clubs and huts
11 April 2022
Discussion on how clubs and huts can take steps to be more "Environmentally Sustainable", what that means to clubs and huts, the practical steps clubs can take, sharing good practice between clubs and identifying issues that need to be addressed.
* Children, young people, families and clubs - dispelling the myths
6 April 2021
Discussion on how clubs can accept children, young people & families - what it means to clubs, dispelling commonly held myths, looking at the benefits it can have for clubs, considering the safeguarding implications and reviewing the practical steps clubs can take.
* Electronic Payment Systems for clubs
9 November 2021
Review of the electronic options available to clubs for collecting annual club membership fees and/or ad-hoc club event fees. Includes a presentation on direct debit.
* Becoming a more inclusive club
7 October 2021
Tips for engaging women and different ethnic groups to help your club grow.
Re-opening Club Huts, via Zoom, Wednesday 24 March 2021 - 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.
Re-starting Club Meets, via Zoom, Wednesday 21 April 2021 - looking at the requirements for clubs to re-start meets, sharing good practice between clubs, and asking questions.
Student Club Officers - a programme of webinars and training sessions is being created with more information on the BMC Student Clubs Network Facebook group.
Clubs are Open - various dates throughout 2021. Click here to access the recordings
"In person" Training Events
Training Days for Club Officers and Committee Members
How to Train Novice Members in Your Club
How to Train Novice Members in Your Club - Winter Skills
How to Train Novice Members in Your Club - Next Steps
Other previous webinars
Please let us know if you would like us to repeat any of these sessions
Sessions for club leaders - these sessions are also advertised here as part of support to student clubs, but are relevant to all clubs.
Intro to teaching novices hill walking skills
Care and Maintenance of Equipment
Intro to teaching novices climbing skills
How to teach belaying
Hiking Essentials - this session 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.