December development opportunities


Earlier this month we launched a series of weekly webinars, articles and resources to help you stay connected and develop your skills over the winter months.

With many countries experiencing ongoing coronavirus restrictions, as well as the usual cold weather effecting many centres at this time of year, the #WinterCPD campaign is perfect for instructors looking to learn something new, improve their teaching resources or to just refresh their knowledge and stay connected whilst off the water.

Keep an eye on the RYA Training social media channels and the CPD Hub over the coming months for inspiring new weekly content.

Read on for a round up of what you�ve missed so far and catch up on the first few webinars below�

Week 1 � Basic Navigation

James Davies, RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Instructor, provides a simple introduction to navigation and shares his top tips for explaining these concepts to your students. Whether you�re looking for teaching tips or a simple refresher, James provides a clear introduction to all the basic concepts.

Week 2 � Presentation Top Tips

Amanda Van Santen, RYA Chief Instructor, shares her top tips for creating presentations.

From learning the basics through to creating simple animations and saving your file as a PDF that can be easily shared with students - whatever your level of experience you're bound to pick up some useful pointers.

Watch the video below or visit the RYA�s YouTube channel�to browse by chapter.

For more information on creating effective, engaging and memorable presentations, check out our �Creating Effective Presentations� webinar from earlier this year - watch now.

Want more?

Keep an eye out for our next webinars, a two-part introduction to Emotional Intelligence, why it�s important and how we can use it to enhance our teaching.

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For more instructor resources and ideas, visit the CPD Hub on the Training Support Site

RYA Wavelength December 2020