Club support: webinar programme for officers, leaders and volunteers

Posted by Jane Thompson on 05/04/2022

During 2022 the BMC will continue to deliver free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.

This page details the webinars that we are running for the benefit of our members, specifically those who are running clubs and huts.

The programme will include lectures, training sessions, workshops and Q&A sessions with the events running, predominantly, on a weekday evening and lasting up to a couple of hours.

For the events that have taken place we have provided links to the webinar recording and, where appropriate, we have included downloads of presentations too.

We know that many of our members enjoy the convenience of attending virtual sessions – 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 we also offer face-to-face sessions (links below).  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 30/06/22]

2022 Programme

All the sessions will take place on Zoom, are free to attend, require you to register your place to receive the Zoom link and are open to members of BMC affiliated clubs or of clubs seeking affiliation.


We'll be taking a break over the summer months while we hope you'll be able to head outside and enjoy walking and climbing.

But if the weather is poor why not listen to one of the previous webinars, all the links are below.

We'll be back in the autumn with another varied programme!



Links to the recordings of previous sessions

First Year Anniversary - #FindYourAdventure

23 June 2022
Learning direct from the clubs involved about the lessons learnt and good-practice that has been taking place.  Discussion about the future direction of #FYA, the support needed from the BMC and the steps clubs will be taking.


* Understanding the Combined Liability Insurance membership benefit

26 April 2022
We looked at the "Combined Liability Insurance" that is provided as part of BMC membership to get a greater understanding of it and learn about how it works.  We discussed what it means to clubs, club officers, club leaders & members, and there were plenty of questions too!


Environmental Sustainability in clubs and huts  

11 April 2022
Discussion on how clubs and huts can take steps to be more "Environmentally Sustainable", what that means to clubs and huts, the practical steps clubs can take, sharing good practice between clubs and identifying issues that need to be addressed.


Children, young people, families and clubs - dispelling the myths

6 April 2021
Discussion on how clubs can accept children, young people & families - what it means to clubs, dispelling commonly held myths, looking at the benefits it can have for clubs, considering the safeguarding implications and reviewing the practical steps clubs can take.


Electronic Payment Systems for clubs

9 November 2021
Review of the electronic options available to clubs for collecting annual club membership fees and/or ad-hoc club event fees.  Includes a presentation on direct debit.


Becoming a more inclusive club

7 October 2021
Tips for engaging women and different ethnic groups to help your club grow.



Re-opening Club Huts, via Zoom, Wednesday 24 March 2021 - 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.  

Re-starting Club Meets, via Zoom, Wednesday 21 April 2021 - looking at the requirements for clubs to re-start meets, sharing good practice between clubs, and asking questions.

Student Club Officers - a programme of webinars and training sessions is being created with more information on the BMC Student Clubs Network Facebook group.

Clubs are Open - various dates throughout 2021.  Click here to access the recordings


"In person" Training Events

Training Days for Club Officers and Committee Members

How to Train Novice Members in Your Club

How to Train Novice Members in Your Club - Winter Skills

How to Train Novice Members in Your Club - Next Steps

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Our club would like to pass on to our members the BMC offer of free liability insurance for members' children under 12. However, we don't have a family membership category, so the names of children would need to be registered separately from the rest of our members. A suggestion, which would seem easier for clubs and the BMC, would be for liability insurance for members' children under 12 to be included automatically as part of club membership, avoiding the need to register the names of those children. Would that be possible?
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Payment methods for club membership and meets (we are a national club and currently use cheques only and are experiencing difficuties owing to the decline in use of cheque books).
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The Facebook event for students on 'Rebuilding Your Club' looked useful. How about one for clubs with a slightly older demographic?
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