COMMUNITY DISCUSSION EVENTS

Updated 21.07.2022

To help facilitate the creation and sharing of best practice, BF has created a series of community discussion events, inviting members to raise issues, discuss topics and share ideas.

Please note that all current sessions will be held through ‘Zoom’, which is a virtual platform. Once you have registered for an event you will be sent the relevant login details and instructions on the day of the session. You do not need to have a ‘Zoom’ account in order to access these sessions and there is no cost to take part.

You can also access recordings of certain historic sessions on this page by scrolling down.

Club, Welfare and COVID Officer sign up information is sent via email to all registered officers on club profile. Club Admins ensure your club is always kept in the loop by checking that all your club information and contact details are up to date on the sport80 platform, follow this 5 minute step by step guide.

Timetable and Sign-up Details for Discussion Groups

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Thursday 22nd September 2022 1:00pm Community Discussion Event – Clubs. Sign up for this event is not yet live, once open emails will be sent to all Club Admins.

Thursday 22nd September 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Clubs. Sign up for this event is not yet live, once open emails will be sent to all Club Admins.

Wednesday 28th September 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Event Organisers. Sign up for this event here

Tuesday 18th October 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Welfare Officers. Sign up for this event is not yet live, once open emails will be sent to all registered Welfare Officers.

Wednesday 26th October 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Referees. Sign up for this event here

TBC Diversity Listening Event: Ethnicity

TBC Diversity Listening Event: LGBT+ Community

TBC Community Discussion Event: Members 

 

Please note that you will need to be a valid British Fencing Member to take part.

 

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Thursday 14th July 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Welfare Officers.

Tuesday 17th May 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – BF Event Referees.

Wednesday 15th June (time TBC) Community Discussion Event – BDF Athletes & Parents and Workforce. 

Thursday 12th May 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Clubs.

Tuesday 5th April 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Event Organisers. 

Wednesday 23rd March 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – BDF Workforce.

Wednesday 23rd March 2022 7:30pm Community Discussion Event – BDF Athletes & Parents.

Tuesday 8th March 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Welfare Officers.

Thursday 10th February 2022 7:30pm Community Discussion Event – BF Event Referees.

Tuesday 1st February 2022 6:30pm Working Together to Make our Fencing Community Gender-Inclusive. 

Wednesday 12th January 2022 6:00pm Community Discussion Event – Clubs.

For a full list of Previous Events Click Here.

 

How do the discussion groups work?

We run the groups on Zoom, by invite. We will sometimes limit the number of participants (approx 25-30) to ensure all questions are considered and there is time for discussion. You can put questions to the panel by asking beforehand when responding to your invitation, or during the session in the chat function.

How long does a discussion last?

The discussions will differ depending on the topic and are usually set for around 1-2 hours.

What topics are discussed?

These discussion groups will all cover a range of topics around supporting lockdown and returning to fencing for example health and safety, events, coaching, welfare, marketing, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to contribute ideas and ask questions.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Some, however, to facilitate an open discussion and allow people to share their honest opinions, we will only use the recordings internally to inform next steps and help us produce the return to fencing plans and guidance. We have found this approach puts people at ease and allows for a more honest discussion.

What happens after a discussion?

We are currently considering creating topic based member-led working groups to move forwards with particular areas of guidance after we have completed the first round of discussion events. We welcome participants who would like to help develop ideas prompted from the sessions.

I have a question that isn’t answered here:

If you have any suggested topics to discuss or want to know more about the series please e-mail hannah.gavin@britishfencing.com.

 

 

 

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