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BUCS Conference 2010 Club Committee Development and Training for Higher Education Sports Clubs Wednesday 14th July 2010
Activity • In small groups and on the handout provided please complete and consider the following: • What club development training does your university provide? • Who delivers this training? • What areas does the training cover? • Is the training evaluated?
Background to runningsports • Recognising that the life of a sports volunteer is far from easy, runningsports supports sports volunteers and the people who manage them. • Huge number of resources and workshops to make sure clubs not only survive, but also grow and thrive. • Traditionally community club focussed, runningsports is Sport England’s training and education programme.
runningsports– The Partnership • Work together to create appropriate training resources for HE clubs. • No formal accredited HE club development training that is endorsed by BUCS. • Combine the volunteer and club development expertise of runningsports with BUCS relationship with HE institutions. • Acknowledge that the structure of a student sports club differs from a community club.
Club Committee Training • Already provided by many HEIs – as shown in the HE audit. • The level varies across the HE sector. • Time available • Resource • No. of sports clubs • No. of student officers • Quality of delivery • BUCS is looking to develop a standard club development package that can be utilised by its members as required.
Pilot programme • 2 HEI’s in the North West - delivered by qualified runningsports tutors in conjunction with individual HEI staff. • Gather feedback on the content of the workshops • Examine the relevance of the workshops to higher education. • Establish how the workshops can be delivered in multiple universities and still be of optimal value. • Improve the product before allowing all BUCS members the opportunity to host the workshops. • Examine the level of tutor that is required to deliver the workshops
Pilot Workshops – Feedback Summary • Professional approach to delivery of committee training. • Essential that the tutor understands the specifics of a higher education sports clubs. • Promotion and marketing of a students sports club varies greatly from a community club. • Terminology used in the workshops needs adapting for HE. • Content is good but could be tailored further to individual universities. • Tasks were very engaging and kept students interested throughout the workshops.
The Workshops • Role of the Club Committee • Role of the Club Captain • Role of the Treasurer • Role of the Secretary • Planning for Your Club’s Future • All interactive sessions • 2 hours per workshop • Tailored for each institution - intended to supplement existing training to ensure quality standard across institutions • Essential to maintain existing institution specific content i.e. social policies, kit sponsorship etc. • Students receive official certification from Running Sports
Aims – Role of the Club Committee • Define the roles, tasks and qualities of the Club Captain, Secretary and Treasurer • Provide a focus for year in post and handover • Understand the success factors for sustainable and effective administration • Understand the success factors for sustainable and effective governance (Meetings, Finance, Communication) • Overview of the specific processes and systems of the university that the committee need to be aware of.
Aims - Planning your Club’s Future • Explain the principles of sports development and sports development pathways • Explain the principles of the planning process • Apply the SMART principles of planning to sports development • How to write a successful sport development plan. • Identifying appropriate partnerships at the university and in the wider community. • Explore ways of promoting and marketing student sports clubs, both in the university and the wider community.
Seven Steps of Successful Planning • Step One: Whose Plan Is It? • Step Two: Where Are You Now? • Step Three: Where Do You Want To Be? • Step Four: Setting Some Clear Goals • Step Five: Turning Goals Into Objectives • Step Six: Turning Objectives Into Action • Step Seven: Keeping To The Plan
Benefits • Provides a focus for a club committee • Organised and efficient student sports clubs. • Extra support for university development staff.. • Increased pro-activeness and awareness of club officers • Increased development and sustainability of student sports clubs. • Workforce Development and Community Engagement • Certified accredited training – professional development. • Development of transferable skills that students can use in community sports clubs and / or increase their employability • Overcome ineffective committee handovers, including peaks and troughs in committee management
Tutor Competency Framework • Each HEI to source a tutor and decide upon their competency. • Planning and preparing to facilitate learning • explain how people learn • prepare for learning sessions • plan learning sessions. • Facilitating learning • create a positive learning environment • communication and presentation • manage group and individual learning • Reviewing and evaluating • individual learners • learning programme • evaluate and develop own practice.
Training Options and Costs • Full tutor training with runningsports • £1900 for 6 people • Set of tutor notes, workshop slides and resources • £100 per set • runningsports production orientation training day • £1050 for 20 people • runningsports quick guides • £15 per set of 6 • Fully qualified runningsports tutors can be booked to deliver the workshops in negotiation with runningsports and the tutor themselves. • £60 admin fee to arrange certification through runningsports
The Future • Have the workshops fully ready for universities to host at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year. • Have a process in place that allows university and athletic union staff to be fully aware of the runningsports workshops and their benefits. • Provide training opportunities that allow university staff members to be confident and competent in delivering the workshop content. • Gather feedback from universities that host the workshops so that the content can be improved in the future.
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