PAQS Leaders and Coaches Conference
16-17 July, 2022
Penrith (Castlereagh Conference Centre)
It has been 10 years since the last PNSW Education Conference.
A LOT HAS CHANGED
Join us in Penrith (onsite accommodation and catering supplied) to UPDATE, ENGAGE, REFRESH, CATCH UP
Day 1: Paddle Education in NSW – increasing effectiveness.
Hands-on Workshop: Coaching or Instructing? Reviewing Flatwater Skills.
Hands-on Workshop: Mentoring and Paddle Education Networks
On-Water Activities: Teach Paddle Skills Effectively and Efficiently (includes technique updates)
Hands-on Workshop: Effective Training Strategies
Hands-on Workshop: Quality Assessment Strategies – stepping up to becoming an instructor and assessor (PAQSfocus)
Hands-on Workshop: Writing Training Programs (Coaching focus)
On-Water Activities: Effective Assessment (incorporates injury free paddling behaviours). Participants doing the Flatwater Skills Award can choose to be assessed during this session.
After registration you will find that you’re also registered in a Conference Paddle Supervisors Award. This is part of a workshop scenario to help you become more familiar with the new PA online leaders and coach system AND tell us the common denominator between Coaches and PAQS leaders. You will receive various resources to review and identify the important aspects of your work as a leader and/or coach. Please take a moment to complete prior to the Conference to familiarise yourself with the topics discussed in these documents to facilitate hands on learning during the workshop sessions. A major outcome of the exercise is the development of an understanding of the similarities between leader and coach education and the gaps that need to be addressed.
Please bring paddling gear (it may be chilly), a boat and paddle for the on-water sessions. If you cannot bring your own equipment, please let Lynn or Margi know so that we can provide equipment for you."
Don’t miss the pre-conference webinars to prepare you with excellent background information for the conference topics.
Also, if you are time poor and very close to completing a qualification, take this opportunity to go the distance. Contact Lynn (PAQS) and Margi (Coaches) to discuss further.