RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference & Club Development Webinars
'A different world with new opportunities'
Click here to view a recording of the conference sessions or attend the club development webinars
This year’s online conference, sponsored by Gallagher, explored the theme of ‘a different world with new opportunities’, in recognition of the challenging times clubs have endured over the last few months, the changes that have taken place and the innovative ideas that have since emerged.
Our host was Double Olympic gold medallist and broadcaster Shirley Robertson and key note speakers included Ben Ainslie and Chris Grant who ensured this was an informtaive, insightful and enjoyable event.
Our club development webinar streams started week commencing the 23rd November and are available live on the days and times below. They will also view as a recording the following day. Each stream will consist of 3 sessions with a new session delivered each week.
1. How can your
club use the RYA’s development model to help ensure a positive
future for your club and members?
Live on Mondays at 2pm, repeated in the
evening at 7pm and on-demand the following day.
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.
2. How can your club successfully recruit and
manage your team of volunteers?
Live on Tuesdays at 2pm, repeated in the evening at 7pm and on-demand the
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.
3. Why is improving satisfaction, engagement and
communication important to retain your club members?
Live on Wednesdays at 2pm, repeated 7pm and on-demand the
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.
4. Why a diverse membership matters and how to use a
person-centred approach to deliver a great experience to a wider audience?
Live on Thursdays at 2pm, repeated 7pm and on-demand the
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
5. How can your club promote
itself to potential new members?
Live on Fridays at 2pm, repeated 7pm and on-demand the following
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.
6. How can your club best use the RYA’s support to minimise their impact on the environment?
Live on Tuesdays at 3.30 pm and 8.30 pm
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.
7. How can your engagement with the local community enable you to explore your full
potential creating impact through the power of sport?
Live on Wednesday at 3:30pm, repeated 8:30pm and on-demand the
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.