Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017

Session schedule now published

We are now publishing the "near final" schedule for the Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, which will be held at Glenmore Lodge from the afternoon of Friday 15th to late afternoon Sunday 17th September.  This schedule has been adjusted slightly from the previous version, to accommodate as many people's wishes as possible.

A few places are still available, but we recommend that you move fast to avoid disappointment!

For members of SOA clubs the charge for fully residential attendance (2 nights’ B&B, Saturday evening meal, daytime lunches & refreshments, all O-related sessions) will be £100 per person, with rebates of up to 50% for volunteers who lead a session.

02nd Aug 17

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There is an option to be non-resident (£50 per person to include lunches and refreshments both days), but unless you live very close we recommend that you stay at Glenmore, to be sure of being in on all the peripheral informal discussions!

Sessions include:

  • Condes – introduction/intermediate AND masterclass (the latter to cover clever stuff like relays, doing things with the map, and various cunning work-arounds)
  • Safeguarding/Child Protection – an enjoyable and informative discussion relevant to everyone
  • Disability Awareness and how to make O a genuinely accessible sport for all.  Heather Lowden of Scottish Disability Sport promises a lively, informative and active session.
  • Mentoring - what do we mean by it and how can we use it in orienteering?
  • Coach CPD – sharing best practice
  • Coaching Foundation course – 2 x 3-hour sessions giving a practical introduction to coaching.  Suitable for anyone aged 16+ with O knowledge.
  • Grade B Controllers’ course – 2 x 3-hour sessions (Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning)
  • Junior development – follow-on discussion after conference on 1 April.

There will also be orienteering activity (with or without coaching) in nearby forests, and quizzes and challenges ongoing throughout the weekend.

Please use this form to book your places and indicate which sessions you want to attend.  Bookings will close on 31 August.

Downloadable Documents

Draft schedule as at 2 Aug 2017
Draft schedule as at 2 Aug 2017

Photo of authorPosted on 02nd Aug 17
by Hilary Quick