To All Club Officers,
I hope this email finds you well in these uncertain and trying times for us as an Association and indeed, as a country.
However, given the circumstances that we find ourselves, as we all learning new ways of working online etc., this might be a good time for Offaly Club Officers to up skill on-line using the GAA Learning Portal.
You will be aware that we recently held a very successful Officer Training event in the county, prior to the current outbreak. In addition, we are one of 4 pilot counties this year for the first ever Club Leadership Development Programme Foundation Award – an award which recognises new Club Officers’ achievement of completing 8 hours of learning over the course of the year.
The Club Officer Foundation Certificate aims to provide a certified learning path for new Club Officers. It is the GAA National Officer Development Committee (NODC)’s first attempt to group together priority modules for new Club Officers to help them progress their learning over time.
It will be piloted with Chairpersons, Secretaries, Treasurers and PROs in GAA, LGFA and Camogie Clubs in four participating counties in 2020.
The Foundation Certificate involves 8 hours’ worth of learning which must be completed by 1 December 2020. For new Club Officers, it involves four sections:
Section 1 – The online Club Officer Foundations module.Section 2 – The workshop covering their role and responsibilities, e.g. Getting Started as a Club Chairperson / Secretary / Treasurer / PRO.Section 3 – The Club AGM workshop in the autumn.Section 4 – A choice between one additional workshop or two online modules – this will be decided by each participating County Development Officer.
- Clear guidance on finding the right knowledge and skills to fulfil their roles.
- Setting learning goals that will progress their administrative credentials in the GAA, LGFA or Camogie Association.
- Tracking of course progress over time.
- The availability of learning badges for each module completed, an official GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association certificate for course completion and a full dinner service day out for the AIB Club Finals next year.
Make sure you are registered on the GAA Learning Portal – (full set of instructions below)
Make sure you have registered for your modules (even if completed already – future modules may not be available to register for just yet)
Complete two online modules –
Keep a close eye on county social media/notifications of remote webinars that may become available over the coming weeks
Please use the attached guidance to advance your registration. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me by email or on the number below. And open these links for more info:
Colm Cummins, Offaly GAA Development Officer