2019 sessions

Live sessions

Find out when sessions are running and catch up on-line. 

2019 sees the first full programme of live webinars delivered for our members. These sessions are delivered using the Go To Webinar platform providing easy access for all to view. 

Subjects will be delivered by many different guests drawing on the experience of members from across the country, showing examples of successful club projects and hearing from people outside of orienteering sharing best practice which you could adapt for your club.

You'll need to register using the links below which will provide you with the easy steps to follow at the time of the session. If you miss the session we'll also have details of how to catch up in your own time.

Sharing advice and support.

This page will contain all the dates and live session information as they are confirmed. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes and is free to watch.

Upcoming sessions & registration links Date Time

Organising successful events

In this webinar, Helen Errington (HH) will be unpicking the key functions involved in organising different types of orienteering events event. 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.

Thursday 28th November 19:00

Live Q&A with Peter Hart

Peter Hart will be live answering your questions in this special Q&A webinar. We'll be taking questions live throughout the night but you can jump the queue and get in early by sending your question for Peter to pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk by Friday 29th November.

Tuesday 3rd December 19:00

Missed any of our webinars from 2019?

Follow the links below to register and watch any of the sessions back in your own time;

Title & link Session overview
Planning focus 28th February  The session looks at planning, from where to begin, tips and advice as you move forward creating your event. Barry Elkington will lead the session. Barry is an extremely experienced and highly regarded planner. The session is for everyone who is looking to start planning and for those who are experienced and are looking to give advice to others, continue their learning and share ideas. 
Communication social media v traditional methods 14th March This session discussed the different methods clubs have used to promote themselves and their events. Utilising the experiences of TVOC, there is advice on avenues to try, how to get there and discussing just what it is the club want to achieve and get out of any promotion.
Coaching newcomers 28th March This session shared DVO's experience of running parks series and introducing new families and individuals to our sport. What needs to be in place at the first event and how you might develop this to encourage newcomers into mainstream orienteering and club activities.
Attracting and retaining juniors 25th April This webinar shared one club’s experience of planning and implementing a new junior programme. 
SARUM started a successful new junior club in 2017, offering a fun and enjoyable programme for local families. 
Club members recounted how they planned the project, acquired the funding, recruited and retained the families.  
There is also an interview with a mother about her family’s experiences with orienteering as part of a busy life.
Growing your clubs volunteers 23rd May

This session looked at what clubs can do to help increase the numbers of volunteers within your club. Alongside recruitment, there was dicussion looking at how you can both sustain and develop your volunteers.

Jenny Betteridge, Strategic Lead for Volunteer at Sport England joined the session to providing excellent insight, knowledge and experience away from Orienteering which clubs can look to adapt within the sport.

Delivering participant focused events
Thursday 27th June 

This session drew on current insight to better understanding what makes an excellent experience for participants at local and regional events.

Led by Martin Chester, author of 'Getting Active Outdoors' and former Director of Training at Plas y Brenin, the session looked at the specific needs and expectations of different participant groups. The webinar shared what has been successful in this area and highlight practical ways that events can be adapted and tailored.

This webinar will provide support for those planning and delivering club events and looking for different ways to put the participant at the heart of this process.

Understanding purple pen Tuesday 23rd July Simon Errington from Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (HH) provides an insight into understanding purple pen. Showing the basics through to some more advanced techniques. It will be useful to ensure you have Purple Pen downloaded onto your computer to practice afterwards or as you view the session.
University Orienteering - Getting the most from your clubTuesday 10th September 2019 Are you involved in running your University Orienteering Club? Would you like new ideas to grow your club and find out more ways to get out orienteering? Then look no further than our live webinar for University clubs. 
Top tips for club promotion Thursday 10th October 2019 This short, 20 minute webinar looked at some important tips for promoting your club and event. Looking at how to source the ideal promotional photo, to overlaying the right text and then some key hook words to help sell your event.

To revisit our pilot webinars from 2018, follow the links below;

All our sessions and other videos are also available on British Orienteerings YouTube channel

How do the sessions work?

After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with the link you need to follow at the time of the session. Simply click the link at the right time and you're there. 

Each session will be unique to the subject discussed. However, for each one, you'll be able to ask questions throughout through the question or chat functions. In some cases, you'll be able to raise your hand and verbally ask a question. Short polls and multiple choice questions may also feature, providing you with the opportunity to play your part at the click of a button.

How can you get involved?

Should you have a subject you'd like to hear about or would be interested in contributing too or delivering a session, please contact Peter Brooke on pbrooke@britishorienteering.org.uk.