Club Officer Training

Investing in Leaders, Investing in You

The GAA , LGFA and Camogie Association is partnering to provide a range of training and development opportunities to help Club Officers maximise their leadership potential in their volunteer roles.

Click here to access the CLDP Official Webinar Calendar for 2021!

About

The Club Leadership Development Programme (CLDP) provides learning opportunities to new and existing Club Officers in GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association Clubs to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their roles.

The programme has been designed and is delivered by the GAA’s National Officer Development Committee (NODC) chaired by Mr. Paddy Flood.  It focuses on the practical aspects of the primary roles on a Club Executive, i.e. Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO, Coaching Officer, Registrar and Irish Language and Culture Officers.

The NODC partners with the various functions in Croke Park, the Provincial Councils and County Development Officers to provide learning opportunities to Club Officers.

Over 8,000 Club Officers have participated in the programme since 2016 and for the first time in 2020, selected modules were offered to officers from LGFA and Camogie Clubs.

For the 2020/2021 rollout, all module will be delivered online via remote webinar until further notice. Registration and access will be available via the online calendar on the Learning Portal, which can be accessed below.


Module Catalogue

To see what each module involves and who they are for, please click on the Module Overviews below:

Module Overviews


Online Learning

All Club Officers can avail of a range of online learning modules on the Learning Portal.  Featured modules for 2021 are listed below:

Club Officer Foundations

This self-paced module aims to provide all new Club Officers with basic information to get started in their roles. 

Upon completion of the module, officers are encouraged to attend the online workshops which can be accessed via the below Club Leadership Development Programme Calendar. These workshops go into more detail on the specific duties of each Club Officer.

The module covers:

  • Our mission, vision and values
  • Organisational structures
  • Roles and responsibilities of volunteers and staff
  • Training opportunities
  • Sources of information and advice
  • Key documents and how to access them
  • Communication and correspondence protocols
  • Getting started with Office 365

Click here to access the module.

Note

  • Ensure that pop-ups are enabled on your computer – Click here for guidance on how this is done.
  • This module is mandatory for officers seeking to complete the Club Officer Foundation Certificate.

Leading Effective Meetings

Meetings are an essential part of running a Club Executive or Sub-committee.  Leading meetings so that they run smoothly and achieve what they are supposed to is not as easy as it sounds but it is a skill that can be developed.

The GAA has developed an online module to support officers run meetings more effectively.  It is a time-saving guide to planning and running meetings from start to finish which covers preparation, keeping the meeting on track, complying with the GAA Constitution & Rules, and follow-up on actions.  It includes best practice advice for dealing with challenging individuals, as well as downloadable templates for creating effective meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

Click here to access this module.

Note

  • Ensure that pop-ups are enabled on your computer – Click here for guidance on how this is done.

Features and Benefits

Programme Features

  • Practical, interactive and relaxed learning
  • Modules available in live webinar and online formats
  • Delivered by highly experienced and trained facilitators
  • Flexibility in terms of event organisation based on demand
  • Respect for your existing knowledge and experience
  • Specific information and resources for your role and Club

Benefits for Club Officers

  • Establish knowledge of your role and the roles of others
  • Gain the latest information for your role
  • Develop your leadership and management skills
  • Experience increased role satisfaction
  • Access the latest resources and advice

How It Works

  1. County Development Officers in each county will advise of the modules of most interest in their counties.
  2. They typically consult with Clubs to determine the topics of most interest before organising modules.
  3. The National Programme Coordinator will publish a calendar of events for Club Officers in late 2020. Officers will be able to register in advance, and attend the online workshops via the Calendar on the Learning Portal.
  4. Online events can be attended from December 2020 - February 2021. All available events will be published on the online calendar.
  5. Officers can access resources after events to continually assist them in their roles.

Find Events

Find events by using the Events Calendar below:

Events Calendar

Scheduled workshops will be available shortly.


Registration

Registration to attend Modules Only

  • Registration for events is available through the calendar: Events Calendar
  • Participants can register for as many modules as they wish via the Club Leadership Development Programme Calendar. Please only register for modules you will be able to attend

Note – Officers can select all workshops they wish to attend when they first register on the course.  The registration process does not have to be repeated for each workshop. However, we would ask that Officers register only for modules they will be able to attend, as restrictions will be placed on the minimum and maximum number of attendees for all online events in 2021.

Registration to attend Modules & Update your Learning Portal Profile

  1. Register or login to the Learning Portal: Registration Guide
  2. Find events near you in the calendar
  3. Clicking the relevant registration link in the calendar to sign-up to the course in your county.
  4. Click on ‘Enrol me’.
  5. Select the Modules you wish to take by ticking the relevant boxes.
  6. Click ‘Save’ on the bottom of the page to register on your county’s course.
  7. The Programme Coordinator will follow-up with you before the event if there are any changes to the date, time or venue.

Note - The Club Officer Foundations and Effective Meetings modules are self-paced online modules, so you can access them right away by clicking on the relevant links in your county’s course.

Pre-registration via the CLDP Calendar is essential before attending any online webinar in 2020 and 2021.


More Information

Contact your County Development Officer for more information:

County Contact Details