Posted on 15/03/2019 in Acrobatic


Scottish Gymnastics are pleased to announce the next CPD event for club leaders where delegates will learn in the subject area of delegation and succession planning at Caledonia House, Edinburgh on Wednesday 24 April.

Two experts in leadership and volunteer management will deliver the sessions on delegation. Sue Stockdale (MBA MSc) is an accomplished leadership coach with over 20 years experiences in working with top UK businesses and sport leaders. Carole Thelwall-Jones (MSc) will share her extensive knowledge and experience in leading volunteers, Carole spent ten years doubling the Rugby Football Union’s volunteer pool to over 60,000.

During the event delegates will learn to:

  • Understand what delegation means and why it’s important in their role
  • Identify how to overcome obstacles to delegating effectively
  • Be more aware of the link between delegation and motivation of volunteers
  • Understand the principles of succession planning
  • Learn some processes that will enable succession planning to be put into practice
  • Set ongoing actions to apply the learning from the session

Event timetable:

09:30am Coffee & Networking

10:00am Introduction

10:15am Delegation – the realities of doing it Exercise

11:00am Reminder about key principles

11:30am What stops us delegating, and how to overcome these obstacles

12:15pm Pairs exercise

12:45pm Reflections and learning

13:00pm Lunch will be provided

13:45pm Succession planning – benefits and challenges

14:15pm Processes and techniques for succession planning including identifying and developing talent

15:00pm My succession plan - exercise

15:30pm Action Planning

16:00pm Close


At the end of the session, each person will leave with an action plan of how they intend to apply the learning from session.

Given this session is looking at succession planning feel free to also invite anyone else from your club who you think may benefit.

Those interested in coming to the event should book their place with Jacqui Stone (Club Business Manager)

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