5 ways to develop your skills from home

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With a range of restrictions in place, there’s never been a better time to develop your skills from home. Aimed at Instructors, Coaches, Leaders and Guides, our suggestions will enable you to gather knowledge and grow your skills from the comfort of your sofa.

Delve into the digital library

This FREE online tool includes loads of resources to support your learning and development across the disciplines. Ranging from videos, audio books, blogs, presentations, academic research and much more, there’s something for everyone!

Explore the eLearning packages

There are a range of knowledge bites including ‘Buoyage’, ‘Nutrition and Hydration’ and ‘Introduction to Environmental Awareness’. Alternatively, check out the ‘Develop your Coaching Craft’ and ‘Leadership’ eLearning, to support your coaching and leading. Now is also a great time to work through the ‘Personal Performance Awards eLearning’!

Develop using the Self-Analysis Tools

The Coach Self-Analysis tool and the Leader and Raft Guide Self-Analysis Tool enables you to gauge your current level of understanding, skill and knowledge in your chosen discipline. As a result, you will receive a personal holistic overview of your current practice, as well as a specific breakdown in each of the areas. The analysis offers considerations of how you may want to support your continual learning and development.

Listen to ‘the Coaching Podcast’

The Coaching Podcast, hosted by Lee Pooley, Sid Sinfield and Pete Catterall, explore a range of topics including ‘How can we make our assessments empowering?’, ‘Maximising sessions through good gate sessions’ and ‘How to get started and develop as a Coach?’.

Become a Guide or complete an APL application

Now is a great opportunity to gather your evidence and complete a Guide Endorsement Form or an ‘Accredited Prior Learning’ form if you’re looking to bypass training. You can then complete the final steps of the Guide Endorsement or take your assessment as the restrictions ease.

 

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