The aim of the 2020 conference is to improve the experience of volunteering within badminton, so volunteers feel more valued in the community and by Badminton England. We want to arm our volunteers with the appropriate tools and knowledge to play a key role locally in increasing the number of people playing badminton. The 2019 conference focused mainly on volunteering, and key aspects of recruiting, retaining and rewarding volunteers within clubs and leagues. Following feedback from the first conference, the 2020 event will look include more aspects of club development and support, giving attendees the choice of a wide range of learning topics with practical tips which can be implemented within their local club, league or county association.
Tickets for the conference are priced at £10 per person which includes a full day’s attendance at the conference (including two workshop choices), lunch and a ticket to watch the Yonex All England Semi-Finals (evening slot), 5pm – 10pm.
* Attendees must be Badminton England members, aged 14+
Date: Saturday 14th March 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: The International Convention Centre (ICC), Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA
Booking Deadline: Friday 6th March 2020
Contact Details: Holly Robson: firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Roe: email@example.com
1. Developing Leadership Skills
The Developing Leadership Skills workshop will be in interactive workshop focusing on individual development and will provide insight and information on the importance of role-modelling, diversity and the importance of leaders in all our lives.
2. Developing your Sports Club
This workshop will provide in depth case studies and knowledge sharing from the Sports Marketing Network. The workshop will use examples from various sports as to how best to develop sport within a club environment, and offer specific advice for volunteers attending the workshop to use back in their badminton clubs, leagues or county associations.
3. Safeguarding & Governance
The Safeguarding and Governance Workshop will identify key advice in safeguarding and good club governance from Badminton England, and how these can be used effectively within the badminton community across England.
4. The Volunteering Journey
This workshop looks to address the barriers and challenges which sports organisations and clubs face when looking to recruit, retain and reward volunteers in England. This cross-sport approach will help attendees to understand the barriers facing sports organisations and what existing volunteers can do to help minimise these barriers in a practical way.
5. Using Social Media Effectively
Social media is a powerful tool for recruiting volunteers within a club environment. We have split this workshop into two different topic areas for the morning and afternoon:
Morning Workshop – Intro to using Social Media
For volunteers or club members who are new to social media and want to learn how social media can be set up and introduced to recruit volunteers and promote your club.
Afternoon Workshop – Advanced Social Media Methods
For attendees who already have an effective social media presence within their badminton club/league/county association, but want to learn more about advanced social media techniques and strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers.