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Tweet Thursday 21st November 2019

'Organising Successful Events' webinar - now one week to go

There’s only one week to go before the next live webinar providing valuable insight and ideas into running your events. We go live at 7pm on Thursday 28 November.

In this webinar, Helen Errington of Hertfordshire Orienteering Club will be unpicking the key functions involved in organising different types of orienteering events. Throughout the session we will be looking at ways to ensure events are delivered as successfully as possible and considering the criteria by which an event might be considered to be successful relative to its aims.

You’ll be able to ask questions throughout but do please get in touch if you have any questions you’d like to ask ahead of the session. Send these to Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk

Register now so as now to miss out by following this link:
Organising successful events (full webinar).  

Events Webinar takes place on Thurs 28th Nov at 7pm
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Tweet Wednesday 20th November 2019

Development Conference agenda now confirmed

British Orienteering is pleased to confirm the full agenda line up for the National Development Conference being held on the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January 2020.

Saturday 11 January is headlined by Keynote Speaker Grace Molloy (Gold Medal winner and member of Forth Valley Orienteers).  Grace brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of her journey through her club to where she is today.  Grace will be providing valuable insights into how she’s progressed, her challenges and discuss her ideas and thoughts for the future, including how clubs can adapt and grow when developing orienteers within.

There will also be a workshop delivered by Club Matters on the club volunteer experience.  Clubs often find themselves short of volunteers, with the way that people volunteer and the time they have to give is not the same as it used to be.  This workshop will help to put an action plan in place to develop the volunteer experience and ultimately get more people volunteering within the club.

We’ll also see some short presentations by clubs who’ve run successful projects for the benefit of their club, along with considering national survey, event and participation data, to allow members to consider how best to shape their future direction.

Sunday’s headline sees Steve Fairhurst of ‘Be More Cheetah’ take centre stage bringing his 30 years of marketing experience to Orienteering.  Steve specialises in ‘the sharp end’ of marketing – where the customer meets the brand directly and has a unique take on the social media landscape and how best to present your club ‘brand’ for maximum effect using tried and tested techniques.

With a pragmatic and energising approach to training, the session is sure to be engaging and empowering – dealing with simple practical steps on how to generate results quickly, rather than wading through statistics and broad theories.

The conference concludes with a key session discussing Youth.  Looking at the youth strategy and considering recent success stories that clubs could adapt to help develop and grow this area with their club.

Registration is via Si Entries on the following link Development Conference 2020

The prices per person for the conference are; 

Full weekend including overnight accommodation 

£79 

Full weekend with no accommodation 

£65 

Saturday only 

£35 

Sunday only 

£35 

All prices include refreshments of drinks and lunches. Overnight accommodation is for Saturday night only at the YHA National Forest. Rooms will be shared with other delegates and requests to share with fellow members accommodated as much as possible.  

Saturday’s sessions will run between 11:00 and 18:00, with Sunday commencing at 09:00 through to 14:00. 

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Tweet Tuesday 19th November 2019

10 reasons – Xplorer can help you reach your target audience

10 reasons how Xplorer can meet your targets and organisational outcomes.

1.  Perfect for encouraging families to become more active and support them to becoming a stronger family unit.

2.  Improve mental health – taking part can help improve low income families mood, help tackle obesity and other health problems.

3.  Gives the ability to connect in a new way with any audience you are trying to engage with – at no cost to them – as sessions are FREE to them!

4.  Help in engaging with Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities – with again offering FREE sessions to them!

5.  Support people with disabilities or special needs to get outdoors….encouraging fresh air, ……

6.  There is no entry level – anyone can take part and it’s FREE.

7.  Provides an opportunity for Grandparents to enjoy active quality time with their grandchildren.

8.  The Xplorer challenge can be easily changed to meet the needs of participants.

9.  Extends your reach into the local community.

10. Introduces , develops and embeds the skill of navigation.

 

For a one off £1,000 investment – meet your targets and organisational outcomes.

For more information please contact:  Howard Blackman on 07768 334207 or email: hblackman@britishorienteering.org.uk  

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Tweet Wednesday 10th October 2018

Recruitment for Chair of British Orienteering

British Orienteering Chair

An exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of British Orienteering, the national governing body for orienteering in the UK, and to succeed the current Chair, Judith Holt who is standing down to at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019. Judith is handing on the role of the chair a year before the end of her nine-year term on the board in order to offer continuity.

 

About British Orienteering

British Orienteering is the national sports governing body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1967 and currently has around 10,000 members and a further 38,500 participants take part in the sport on an annual basis.

We are a growing sport, striving to build on our past success by expanding our participation base into new markets and aiming to continue our record of punching above our weight in international competitions.

We are a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, with over 10,000 individual members, a staff of ten, and a turnover in 2017 of £812,889. In the summer of 2022, we will host the World Orienteering Sprint Championships in the City of Edinburgh.

However, the external environment is changing with the central government not funding core services and British Orienteering not being an Olympic sport. We will be operating in a challenging funding environment and therefore will have to develop the long-term strategy to develop our income streams to ensure long-term sustainability.


Purpose of the Role

To ensure effective governance, provide effective leadership and be the public face of British Orienteering.


Terms

The appointment will be effective following the British Orienteering Annual General Meeting in April 2019. It is for a three-year term, and up to three consecutive terms can be served. The Chair is appointed by the Board through an open recruitment process. The Chair can be drawn from within British Orienteering membership or from outside the Federation. If the preferred candidate is a voting member the appointment will be subject to election at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019. The role is voluntary. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the Application Form below with a covering letter that explains what motivates you to apply and how you meet the requirements of the role by email to info@britishorienteering.org.uk.

 

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