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Business of Curling Webinar Series

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A series of 6 FREE one-hour webinars covering topics impacting OCA Member Club operations! All OCA Member Club staff and volunteers are encouraged to participate. Those not joining in on the live version will have an opportunity to review the full recorded webinar and any additional resource materials in the secured membership portal at a later time.

Webinar #1 SOCIAL MEDIA: DRIVING MEMBERSHIPbackchat
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 12noon

This Social Media Quickstarter offers the step-by-step instructions curling clubs need to start building a social media presence across all of the top social networks.Presented by backchat, learn about great ways to promote your club’s programs and attract new members, and gain insights on how to develop your club’s social media voice.

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Webinar #2 HR: MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS & VOLUNTEERS
Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 12noonSLSG

This interactive webinar will provide real examples of how organizations have run into trouble as a result of poor human resource management – and it will describe what organizations could have done to prevent or mitigate these situations. Facilitated by Kathy Hare, the webinar will include topic areas such as policies and procedures, contracts, employment agreements, and Ontario’s Employment Standards Act.

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Webinar #3 CLUB RISK MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZATIONAL & EVENT HOSTING
Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12noonSLSG

Curling clubs must manage risks in two different areas; operations and hosting programs or events. In this hour-long webinar we will discuss how minimizing risk during the hosting of events is a smart way to improve operational effectiveness, enhance resource allocation and even strengthen your brand. A framework for an effective event risk management plan will be discussed, and walk through a risk analysis for common risks facing curling clubs.

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Webinar #4 POLICY DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12noonSLSG

An overview of Ontario’s Workplace Health and Safety Act and Ontario’s accessibility legislation in this hour-long interactive webinar. Recent updates to these laws have created even more obligations for sport organizations. LeeAnn will also discuss “Rowan’s Law” and the impact of concussion-related regulations for curling clubs. Strategies for the development and implementation of policies that are compliant with the legislation will also be recommended.

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Webinar #5 SPORT TOURISM & ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOSTED EVENTS
Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12nooncstaclri

Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with over $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors. Learn about CSTA’s industry tools available through the OCA and how clubs can develop clear economic impacts for hosted events.

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Webinar #6 ENERGY ASSESSMENTS: THE HIDDEN FACTS
Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12noon

Energy costs are often the largest cost for curling clubs. Many clubs accept the cost as a given, but there is quite a bit that can be done.   This seminar will go through bill examples, retrofit potential and conservation ideas and show where costs can be decreased with relatively short paybacks.  There are incentives to be had from electricity and gas companies to help.

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For more information regarding CurlOn’s Business of Curling Program Webinar Series, please contact OCA Business of Curling Coordinator, Laurence Bishop at lbishop@ontcurl.com