Summary & Videos: Developing Sustainable Programs 16 May
The recent SSP/RSP Physical Activity workshop and project sharing event was held at the Sports House Training Room on Tuesday 16 May. A great mix of SSA and RSA staff attended the event which was focussed on developing sustainable programs.
Attendees were treated to an excellent presentation by Associate Professor Jeff Walkley, the National Disability & Diversity Manager at Belgravia Leisure. Jeff designed and led the development of an evidence based national approach to disability and diversity, resulting in an increase in participation by under-represented groups that is supported by management and remains finically viable for the company. As well as talking about the importance of using data to drive decisions, Jeff highlighted the importance of understanding what drives potential partners, and gave some tips on how to select appropriate partner organisations, resulting in low cost resourcing of programs. You can view Jeff’s presentation below.
The next presentations where case studies from within the group of funded organisations: Anna Brown from Leisure Networks and Kerry Tavrou from Gymnastics Victoria. Anna highlighted some work that Leisure Networks has done to increase participation by adults over 55 across the 5 LGAs in the Barwon area. Kerry highlighted the methods used to gain buy-in from Gymnastics clubs to support inclusive programs and practices, including the type and level of support which was provided. A video of each presentation is below.
1. User-pay (including direct & indirect). Benefits include greater buy in from participants, flexible attendance and quality control. Challenges include upfront payment as a barrier to participation and issues with managing a cash payment system.
Thank you again to Jeff, Anna and Kerry for sharing stories and information about their approach to sustainability. You can view each presentation below.
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