Accelerate 17: Club & Workforce Development Conference

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A Sport Northern Ireland hosted Club & Workforce Development Conference, Accelerate 17 will bring together those interested in supporting the development of sports clubs and the sporting workforce. The event will include two key note addresses as well as two opportunities to attend workshops from a choice of four.

This event will take place at Titanic Belfast on Monday 25th September 2017 with registration opening at 9.00am.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Registration Opens: 09.00

Welcome & Introduction: 09.45 (Alan Curran, Performance Systems Manager, Sport Northern Ireland)

Key Note 1: 10.00 – Achieving Together (Alan Lynn, National Coach, Scottish Swimming)

Refreshment Break: 11.00

Workshop Opportunity 1: 11.15 (various*)

Lunch: 12.30

Key Note 2: 13.30 – The Psychology of Engagement (Prof. Damian Hughes, Liquid Thinking)

Refreshment Break 2: 15.00

Workshop Opportunity 2: 15.15 (various*)

Depart: 16.30

* Workshop Options

(A) Common Cause – Working Together: Alan Lynn (Scottish Swimming), Michael Cooke (Sport NI), Ryan Deighan (Derry & Strabane District Council) & Kevin Doherty (Irish FA)

(B) Supporting Women in the Sporting Workforce: Sarah Milner (UK Coaching) & Laura Kerr (Athletics NI)

(C) Recruit & Retain – Increasing Club Volunteer Population: TBC

(D) A Behaviour Change Approach to Sports Club Membership: Liz Burkinshaw (UK Coaching) & Lisa Rickett (Netball NI)


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