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. 

Affiliated Clubs conference 2020  

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 following day.    

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 following day

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 following day.   

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 day.  

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 following day.  

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.

Shirley Clubs Conference