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2017 Alliance Learning Week

  • Date: 13-17 Mar 2017
  • Venue: Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Contact: Register Interest

Why you need to be there

Join us for the 2017 Alliance Learning Week for a week of learning opportunities for you and your organisation. 

This year we will be discussing Ethics, Equality and Diversity and have a variety of workshops and online content including podcasts, webinars and Twitter Q&A’s– details of the week’s activities can be seen below. 

Alliance members will also be able to access lots of additional learning materials and resources including top tips and case studies around Ethics, Equality and Diversity through the member’s area of the website – so be sure to check out the member’s area and join in the conversation on twitter using #AllianceLearning

By registering your interest for Alliance Learning Week you will receive regular updates via email, which will give you all the information you need to be part of the week’s events and activities, alternatively you can email us at

Monday 13Podcast: Transgender participation - top tips for being trans-inclusive 
Tuesday 14Workshop: Safeguarding adults at risk in sport and recreation 
Wednesday 15Twitter Q&A: Women in Sport 
Thursday 16TBC - Unconscious bias - how is it impacting our sector? 
Friday 17 Key learnings and case studies 

Tuesday 14 March - 13:00-16:00

Workshop: Safeguarding adults at risk in sport and recreation

This workshop, delivered in partnership with the Ann Craft Trust, is aimed at organisation leads, safeguarding officers and any individual who is working in sport who has a remit for safeguarding.

The half day workshop will take place in Loughborough and will cover the best practice around safeguarding vulnerable adults in sport, safeguarding law and policy and how to implement safeguarding policies. The workshop will give you the opportunity to share and hear the experiences of others around safeguarding adults - whether you are an expert in your organisation or developing your knowledge. The workshop will cover the following key themes:

What is adult safeguarding – the definitions, signs and signals

What is the sectors role and responsibility?

Realities and practicalities - recent safeguarding cases in sport

How to create a safe environment. You will leave the workshop equipped with key takeaway tools and contacts to help support you and your members in implementing good practice around safeguarding adults.

To book your place click here

Thursday 16 March

Unconscious bias - how is it impacting our sector? 

Organisation diversity is not just a legislative requirement – it’s good for governance, participation and understanding your members. This training will combine practical understanding of equality and diversity through unconscious bias training. Unconscious bias affects us all and therefore this course will increase your awareness of what unconscious bias is, as well as allowing you to identify and manage your own bias and how this can have an effect within your workplace and also the wider sector.

Further details of the event will be released soon.

Monday 13 March

Podcast: Transgender participation - top tips for being trans-inclusive

This podcast is perfect for anyone looking to consider the way they interact with transgender participants, volunteers and coaches within their organisation. This discussion will look to answer the common questions that arise when discussing transgender participation including:

What steps can you take to ensure your organisation caters for transgender participants?

What are the common questions received around trans people taking part in sport and recreation, i.e. around changing rooms?

What is the correct terminology to use for transgender people?

Where can you find more information, and get additional guidance? 

Wednesday 15 March - 13:00-14:00

Live Twitter Q&A: Women In Sport

March not only sees Alliance Learning Week take place but also plays host to international Women’s Day on the 8 March. To mark the occasion we will be teaming up with Women in Sport to host a live Twitter Q&A on the 15 March around female representation in the sector. The Q&A will be centred around Women in Sport’s Checklistfor Changewhich accompanies their Trophy Women? report and aims to support the sector in overcoming barriers to women’s progression towards the most senior roles in sport governance. 

The Live Q&A will give you the opportunity to consider how you and your organisation can encourage and push for female representation and will also give you the chance to be part of the discussions around the six goals outlined in the Checklist for Change. 

So, make sure you join us at @sportrectweets on the 15 March between 1-2pm using #ChecklistForChange. There will also be the opportunity to submit questions for the Q&A before we going live on the 15 March and we will let you know how to do so nearer the time.