A single day event on Saturday 12th February starting at 1000 and finishing at 1645 at Wybston Lakes, with online alternatives if you can't make it on the day.
Entry is open, so please do book your place for either the face to face or the online alternative [LINK].
The conference will be the launch of 6 masterclasses on:
Each masterclass is a deep dive into a topic and comes with ongoing support. They start at the conference but continue online or face to face in the weeks after and they may include:
We are very conscious we are organising an event in a time of ongoing uncertainty because of the pandemic and we know some people still won't feel able to attend, so booking for the online alternative is now open.
1000 Sailability - rebuilding regular activity
1100 Masterclass sessions
1330 Masterclass sessions continued
1630 Closing words
Become a Disability Awareness Instructor for the RYA so you can build awareness and confidence amongst staff and volunteers at your club / centre and further afield. You need to have the ability to deliver training to groups and have knowledge of the RYA Disability Awareness Course. Anyone can be instructor, and we are really keen to increase the number of disabled people in the role.
Follow up and networking sessions with other instructors will take place after the conference.
The online alternative starts on Wed Feb 16th at 6pm, and continues on the 17th at the same time.
Build confidence and skills in fundraising and developing partnerships with local community organisations so you can reach new audiences and get the support you need. The masterclass will be delivered by Sported, who provide expertise, resources and operational support to community groups. A mixture of group sessions, 1:1 support and follow up, and the chance to network with other clubs and centres exploring the topic.
The online version will take place on Wed 9th March, with two sessions, one at 3pm, and one at 6pm.
A bespoke three day course delivered by Acorn Health and Safety covering the theory and practice of safe people handling. By the end you can train the people at your club and centre who use a hoist and other people moving and handling equipment. Day 1 of the course will be at the conference and will cover guidance on practice, bio mechanics and back care, safety systems of of work, the principles of safe handling, and legislation. The Online alternative will be on Wed 23rd February, starting at 0930. Day 2 and 3 will be practical, at venues to be be confirmed, but delivered twice, on March 15th and 16th in the South, and April 25th and 26th in the North.
A chance to focus on telling the story of your club and centre, and the people who are part of it so you can engage with more volunteers, get more support, or reach new sailors using social, digital, face to face communication skills, and the resources behind the #MoreThanSailing campaign.
Included is a an audit of your social media and website, along with the training to implement the recommendations, a chance to develop a communication plan, a 90sec promo video, and networking with other clubs and centres also looking to improve their marketing and communications.
The online alternative will start on Wed 2nd March at 3.30pm
A new course that offers a chance to explore a framework for leading a Sailability session, good practice, and common issues you have to manage. 4 and a 1/2 hours of learning.
The course will cover
Online alternatives: Wed 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March all starting at 3.30pm
Build your skills and confidence in ensuring your volunteers have a great experience and more people get involved
Explore key steps in re-engaging your volunteers, ensure you have a programme in place to reskill people, and develop a recruitment plan to get more people volunteering with you.
Online alternatives: Tuesday 1st, 8th, and 22nd march, all starting at 6pm
We are very conscious we are organising an event during a pandemic. If you don't want to attend a face to face event, we will be providing an online alternative to the content and will open up booking to this in the New Year.
In the event that the face to face element of the conference is postponed or cancelled or the RYA deem it is unsafe to run the event in the light of UK Government guidelines regarding Covid-19, you will be contacted and informed about the online alternatives.
For the face to face element we are taking a number of steps to ensure your safety:
We will ask participants to: