WA State Trails and Outdoors Conference

“World of Outdoors” – Opening Keynote for the Western Australia State Trails and Outdoors Conference 2015

This dynamic industry conference takes place every year, and the team from Outdoors WA always try to attract the most relevant and current industry experts to provide the keynote and open the conference. As co-author of the successful OIA/Sport England “Getting Active Outdoors” project, I was invited as a guest of the Department for Sport…

National Conference for Leaders of Outdoor Education in schools It was a pleasure, once again, to both attend and contribute to the National Conference for Leaders of Outdoor Education in schools. This annual event brought politicians and industry experts together with the teachers who have the greatest impact on the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.…

Independent Coach Education – National Conference for Leaders of Outdoor Adventure Education

Independent Coach Education deliver the Annual Southern Conferences for the Leaders of Outdoor Education in schools. This conference addresses the most fundamental questions underlying the considerable resources which schools devote to their adventure programmes – what are the benefits, and how can that be measured? As always, there was a wide range of speakers and sessions to allow delegates to pursue personal interests, or to…

NetNames – Senior Leadership Team

NetNames get their Senior Team Leaders together from around the world once every quarter. This is an important opportunity to plan ahead and co-ordinate the priorities and tackle the current issues in the business. I was invited to bring some leadership expertise from the world of adventure sports to the day, to encourage and inspire…

The New Coaching Award Scheme in Climbing

Director of Development at Plas y Brenin, Martin Chester, has been instrumental in the development and launch of the all-new Coaching Award Scheme. Working with  a team of nationally recognised experts for Mountain Training alongside the British Mountaineering Council, Martin spent three months completing an award scheme that is already changing perceptions of rock climbing…