It’s the online RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference supported by Gallagher THIS SATURDAY 21 November and after this incredibly challenging year, the aim is to give clubs all the support and information they need so you can look to the future with confidence.
Here’s THREE REASONS why we think you should come along!
Booking your free ticket will give you access not only to the main conference and its associated workshops but also to all of the recordings after the event, so even if you can't make the times scheduled you will be able to catch up when it’s CONVENIENT with the CONTENT OF YOUR CHOICE.
You won’t want to miss this year’s conference!
We’re using a professional online event company so logging on and taking part will be easy. Please do encourage ALL your committee members, staff and volunteers to book their FREE place as there will be lots to explore between you.
Headline speakers include Sport England board member Chris Grant and Sir Ben Ainslie, while another Olympian, Shirley Robertson, will be hosting the conference, including a live interview with RYA Chief Executive Sarah Treseder and chairman Chris Preston.
An online expo area will have interactive ‘stands’ offering access to RYA legal, racing and training teams, with bookable 1-1 appointments, live text Q&As, club case studies, regional and Home Country updates, downloadable resources and video.
A Club Development Webinar Series of workshops then begins Monday 23rd November, giving clubs a chance to find out more about how to tackle some of the challenges you’ve told us you are facing.
Learn more about the RYA Club Development Model and the development cycle which will help your club to create dynamic and manageable plans. We will look at everything from situational analysis to RYA resources, enabling you to prioritise and make the most of opportunities to ensure a healthy future for your club.
Discover the tools to embrace the challenge of modern day volunteering. We will explore how volunteers and volunteering has changed and learn from clubs that have introduced new ways of working that has helped with recruiting and retaining volunteers.
Understand and improve club member satisfaction, engagement and communication and how this is linked to improving the retention of members. We will hear from clubs that have been successful in these areas to understand what changes they made and what the impact has been.
The sessions will explore 3 key elements: 1) Assess and Understand - how to understand who you are attracting and who you are missing. 2) Connect - there is no one way of reaching people but the sessions will explore how to create touchpoints so that you can 3) Develop & Engage and use people's lived experience to design your offer and opportunities. Throughout the process you will need to learn and adapt what you do so you can deliver a great experience to new audiences every time
Reaching new members is going to be more important than ever before as clubs look to replace members who have left in the last year. These sessions will help to develop a 360 marketing plan that identifies and targets potential members and uses the right channels to reach and engage this audience.
Explore the opportunities and support available for clubs to reduce the impact on the environment and learn from others that have already been on this journey.
Evidence shows that being active is good for you, being active outdoors is even better and on or near the water is best of all. Explore the understanding of the power of sport and activity, and this will have an impact on the local community. It will look further than ‘what activity is delivered’ to discuss ‘why’ and look at how engagement with others can develop local communities, staff and volunteers.
Delegates can attend all or different parts of the conference and remember, signing up for your FREE TICKET will give you access to all of the content on-demand afterwards! Book at: www.rya.org.uk/go/affiliateconference
We look forward to seeing you ‘virtually’ at the 2020 RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference!