Workshop Focus: Developing Young Leaders and Young Volunteers

03 October 2011

With just a few weeks until the ASA Swimming Conference 2011, we are going to take a closer look at the workshops that have been designed to inspire you with forward thinking and give you a fresh perspective on your club activities, with the ultimate aim of helping you make your club fit for the future.

Booking is now open for the ASA Swimming Conference 2011, which is set to take place on Saturday 22 October at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham.

The conference will incorporate a full day’s programme with keynote guest speakers, David Sparkes (Chief Executive of the ASA) and Sir Keith Mills (Deputy Chair of LOCOG), and a ‘Communication Zone’ where you will be able to speak to ASA staff about matters that concern you and your club.

In addition to the conference programme, there is the opportunity to attend two workshops, which include:

  • Grow your swimming club: how to transform your swimming club and make it vibrant, visible and viable
  • Shaping your future with the IoS
  • Big Splash and beyond
  • Developing young leaders
  • ASA 2013-2017 strategy
  • Young volunteers: you are the future!
  • Online membership system
  • swim21: shaping the future
  • The swimmers journey: maximise results from your Learn to Swim programme to retain more swimmers

This week we are going to take a closer look at Developing Young Leaders and Young Volunteers, both of which will be delivered by the Youth Forum in conjunction with Francesca Kelly, Volunteer Officer for the ASA.

Developing Young Leaders will focus upon developing the leadership skills of young people through team building and development exercises. It will also introduce the Youth Forum and highlight their involvement in the sport and the opportunities provided for young volunteers.

The Young Volunteers session will provide young people with the opportunity to input into the work of the Youth Forum, find out how they can become involved in decisions that affect young people and discuss the issues young volunteers face in the sport.

It is hoped that the workshops will leave attendees feeling inspired and motivated to volunteer and become more involved in the sport.

Don’t miss out on this chance to feedback, engage with us, get involved and help shape the future!

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