During 2021 the BMC will be delivering a series of free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.
Following on from successes during 2020 in delivering lectures, training sessions, workshops and Q&A sessions to our members we are extending the programme in to 2021. These will run, predominantly, on a weekday evening and will last up to a couple of hours.
We know that for many of our members attending virtual sessions is a great option – they are easy to access, don’t involve the costs (financial and environmental) in travelling to a venue, and are a more effective and efficient use of their time. However, we know that not everyone wants to join a virtual session, and so once we are permitted we will restart our face-to-face sessions too. We know that many of our members enjoy the interaction that a face-to-face session brings and we don’t want to lose that.
[Last update on 16/06/21]
The virtual offerings over coming months are -
"Clubs Are Open" - this is a new campaign to support clubs to grow their membership numbers. For more information about the campaign and the webinars / training sessions please click here
Student Club Officers - further sessions to be announced soon.
Howden Webinar Series - Howden, the BMC's insurance broker, is offering a webinar series that clubs members are able to access.
We are busy planning more sessions but are keen to get feedback from the affiliated clubs. It would be very useful if you could write in the comments box below any suggestions that you have for topics you would like us to include in a training, information or discussion session.
Previous sessions run earlier in 2021
Re-opening Club Huts, via Zoom, Wednesday 24 March, 7.30-9pm - looking at the requirements for huts to re-open in England and Wales, sharing good practice between clubs, and raising questions for the panel to answer. There is no charge to attend this session.
Student Club Officers - a programme of webinars and training sessions is being created with more information on the BMC Student Clubs Network Facebook group. The sessions in March will be on Tuesday 16 March and Monday 29 March.
Re-starting Club Meets, via Zoom, Date Wednesday 21 April, 7.30-9pm - looking at the requirements for clubs to re-start meets, sharing good practice between clubs, and asking questions. There is no charge to attend this session.
As the situation regarding club meets is changing rapidly further sessions will be put on at a later date, if required, to deal with any future changes to guidance.
Sessions for club leaders - these sessions are also advertised here as part of support to student clubs, but are relevant to all clubs. There is no cost to attend these sessions and you can attend one or all of them!
Intro to teaching novices hill walking skills - 31st March, 7pm.
Care and Maintenance of Equipment - 6th April, 7pm.
Intro to teaching novices climbing skills - 12th April, 7pm.
How to teach belaying - 13th April, 7pm.
Incident Management - 20th April, 7pm.
Hiking Essentials - this session, on Thursday 22 April, is ideal for those club members who need a refresher on skills they've not used for a while, and for any new new club members who need to learn about the key skills before heading out to the hills with your club. Click here for more information.