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Ramblers Roadshow - Chester Le Street

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Durham County Cricket Club

Riverside

Chester Le Street

Co. Durham

DH3 3QR

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Ramblers Roadshows return for 2018 thanks to the support of our partner Ramblers Walking Holidays.

Last year over 900 people attended Ramblers Roadshows across GB. They are an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your knowledge in workshops such as problem solving, social media, GDPR and leading walks. You’ll also find out more about our vision and plan and how you play a part in delivering it. The days are absolutely free, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Whether you're just getting involved or a regular volunteer with the Ramblers you'll find a workshop for you.

In the morning you can choose from:

  • Data transformation - The Ramblers are investing in a strategic 3 year programme of work to improve and modernise our data infrastructure and provide areas and groups with better, more intuitive systems to help us guard the land for walking and increase membership and walking. This work will kick-off a brave new chapter in our long history and prove the Ramblers are an important and relevant organisation. This is not a dry, ‘techy’ topic – it will affect you and the way you work with the Ramblers, and the way we interact with our members. If you attend this workshop, you will find out: 1. What the programme actually involves; 2. How you will be able to help; 3. What has been trialled in other regions And, of course, you will be able to give your initial thoughts to the Programme Team, which they will find very valuable. Please come along with an open mind and glimpse the future!

  • Problem solving (disputes or complaints) -Aimed at volunteers who are responsible for running or organising group activities, eg. committee members or walk leaders. This session will provide you with some tools and techniques to effectively resolve disagreements or challenging behaviour, ideally at an early stage before the issue becomes complicated. It will also explain the procedures that are available to use if there are serious issues involving members, volunteers or staff.

  • Social media - Find out how your group can use social media to promote your activities. This workshop is aimed at volunteers who help manage your group or area’s social media accounts, or volunteers who wish to setup their group’s presence on social media platforms. It will help you to identify and reach your target audience, create engaging messages and build an online community using social media. The session will focus on Twitter and Facebook, and take a look at social media trends, the use of imagery and video, as well as tips and tricks for effective posts. This workshop will not define how to setup a Twitter or Facebook account, or how both work, but it will focus on the key parts of both and give you helpful tips to try on your own channels.

  • Rights of way 1 - An introduction to rights of way and responding to changes in the path network.

  • Ramblers short walks - Is for anyone who wants who wants to build closer links with their local Walking for Health Scheme and develop an accessible programme to get more people active

  • Introduction to map reading and navigation - This is a basic introduction for those with little or no map and compass skills. The session will introduce you to the basics of map reading and give a quick overview of compass skills. Map reading topics will include map types, scales, symbols, contours, and grid references. We’ll also do an introduction to using a compass including setting a map, reading the land and taking a bearing.

  • Treasurer training (THIS WORKSHOP IS A FULL DAY) - The session is primarily aimed at new treasurers and will be covering all the major areas of guidance, including: the role of treasurer, Use of charitable funds, budgeting & reserves, banking, bookkeeping & accounts, and some other policy areas. Please select treasurer training in the morning and afternoon on the booking page for this workshop.

In the afternoon you can choose from:

  • Rights of way 2 - An exploration of options available to address problems in exercising rights on the path network – from local campaigning to legal action.

  • Area support offering - an overview of our team and how we work in partnership with the 44 English areas. There will be discussion on our offer, what we expect to see in areas and also consultation on the Area Description. We will also be drawing on 'what good looks like' when we provide case studies and best practice examples from high achieving areas.

  • Introduction to walk leading - This is for anybody who leads group walks, or would like to start. We’ll take you through the basics of how to prepare and lead walks. There will also be the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from other walk leaders.

  • General Data Protection Regulations - The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) introduces more stringent requirements around obtaining consent to contact people. It also requires procedures, responsibilities and purposes for processing personal data to be documented. This session will provide an overview of how to comply with GDPR. The workshop is suitable for volunteers who manage membership data, communicate with members about group and organisational issues, promote Ramblers events and campaigns and arrange holidays with members

  • Membership Matters -At the heart of the Ramblers lies our wonderful community of 105,000 members who enable us to fulfil our mission across the length and breadth of the UK. Our members are incredibly loyal, but we cannot afford to stand still. If we are to survive, grow and remain relevant in a changing landscape, we need to evolve. Our aim is to help everyone everywhere enjoy walking and secure the funds that the Ramblers need to protect the spaces we all love to walk. To do this, we need to work together – as one team of volunteers, members, staff and trustees - taking some bold, brave steps, to connect with more of the UK’s 9 million walkers. It’s a challenge, but as we work together over the next few years, we’ll see our membership community return to healthy growth. We'd love you to join us to help shape the future. Some questions we'll cover: What part can you play in enabling this transformation? What are the secrets to growth in your context? Your success stories? Challenges? Why are new members joining your group/area? How might we evolve our proposition to reach more of the UK’s walkers? Do join us for an interactive and vision casting session.

  • Managing challenges on group walks - This is for anybody who leads group walks, or would like to start. Every walk leader will, at some point, have to deal with a challenging situation. In this session we'll look at real life situations that Ramblers volunteers have encountered and discuss how to resolve them. We will also consider how best to be prepared, including equipment and ways to contact emergency services.
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