Club Education Programme – dates for our online sessions this autumn

Monday 19th September 2022

Club Support section on this website 

In addition to our annual National Club Conference, the Development Team at scottishathletics delivers several educational events for clubs each year.

So we are delighted to launch the first few online webinars of the 2022/2023 Club Education Programme with support from a number of partners.

All of the online sessions we have set-up have come as a response to requests from clubs for help in those areas.

‘We’re delighted to offer the first online learning opportunities of the 2022/2023 Club Education Programme,’ said David Fallon, our Head of Development,

‘Club education is an essential part of our club support services, and highly skilled and diverse club leaders are vital to delivering on our national strategy. Recruiting, retaining, and supporting those people is key to the future success of the sport.

‘The club education opportunities we offer are designed to further develop key people in the clubs by enhancing their knowledge and skills and sharing good practice across our network of clubs.’

Save the Date: National Club Conference will be on Saturday 29 October


Cyber Security, Frand Prevention and IT Support for Clubs

Deliver: Grant McGregor
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022
Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Overview: Following a spate of fraudulent and malicious emails aimed at our athletics clubs in late 2021/early 2022, we have been working with our IT support partners, Grant McGregor, to provide our clubs with expertise, knowledge, and resources to protect themselves against these online threats.

We are delighted to offer our affiliated clubs access to a dedicated online IT support hub that covers a wide range of topics, from fraud prevention to IT literacy.

Join us on this webinar to learn more about the resource hub, understand some basic steps to cyber security and preventative measures, and learn how to sign up for access to the portal.

Sign-ups here


Performance Management and Appraisal Training

Deliver: French Duncan
Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Overview: Good Performance Management is a fundamental component of the employment relationship, and it is important to ensure those working in the organisation have appropriate goals to focus on.

Mismanagement of these processes will likely lead to dissatisfied employees and the overall organisation not meeting its strategic objectives.

This webinar will:

  • Obtain an increased awareness of how to apply a fair and consistent approach to the appraisal process
  • Recognise the pitfalls of poor performance management and appraisal practices
  • Recognise contributing factors to poor performance
  • Explore ways to manage difficult conversations
  • Address the importance of providing constructive feedback and apply models on how to achieve this in practice, and
  • Demonstrate appropriate objective setting as a key aspect of the performance management process

Sign-ups here


Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport 

Deliver: SAMH
Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Overview:  Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport aims to improve equality and reduce discrimination for anyone with a mental health problem.

Since launching in 2018, SAMH have been joined by everyone from grassroots clubs to elite sporting bodies, using their collective power to ensure that there is no barrier to engaging, participating, and achieving in physical activity and sport.

As we have a strong partnership with SAMH, we are offering this webinar to our athletics clubs and jog groups to learn more about the charter, and how to use it and the resources to provide a more supportive, inclusive environment.

We’ll be joined by the SAMH sport team to hear more on the charter, how to access and use the resources, and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

Sign-ups here



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