Training and Workshops

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has organised a training programme for members of the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales (GLFW). 


Tuesday 14 August- Webinar- Accountability and Transparency, 12-1pm

Accountability and transparency are cornerstones of responsible governance. This webinar will explore what do they really mean in day-to-day practice and discuss what measures you can take to protect your organisation's credibility. 

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • Learning how to create a more diverse, trustworthy and inclusive organisation by implementing the principles of accountability and transparency; 
  • Developing a more detailed understanding of the benefits of accountability and transparency; find out what steps to take to increase both within your organisation. 

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Tuesday 25 September- Webinar- Board Recruitment, 12-1pm

Getting the right people on board can make the difference between success and failure in your organisation. This webinar will explore how to get the best possible people for your organisation and where to find them. 

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • How to identify what your boards needs, not what it wants; 
  • Why recruiting someone that knows everything about your sport and someone who knows nothing about your sport are equally as valuable 
  • Methods and tools to recruit and find skilled directors – for free 

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Tuesday 9 October- Webinar- Risk Management, 12-1pm

This webinar will focus on the practices needed to support your organisation in managing and mitigating risk. Understanding potential risks and how to mitigate them can help to protect your organisation’s strategic objectives and create sustainability.   

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • An overview of the different internal controls and key policies required to help your organisation mitigate potential risk;
  • How to produce and manage a robust risk register to help mitigate potential risks in your organisation;
  • An understanding of the relationship between risk management and board effectiveness;
  • Understanding the role of a director in terms of their statutory and legal duties.

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Saturday 20 October- Arwain (Leading) Conference, 10:00 – 14:30

Leading your sport into the future

The Arwain Conference is a new  opportunity to bring together organisations across the Welsh Sports Sector and consider how we lead our organisations into the future. Linked to the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales, NGBs have put a huge amount of work into developing best practice standards of governance and leadership in Wales. But the sector has lofty goals (as evidenced by the new Vision for Sport in Wales) and it’s important that NGBs are prepared to keep up with this progress.

The day will revolve around the theme “Leading your sport into the future”. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from other NGBs about their experience, as well as a choice of breakout workshops on  important topics in our current sector:

  1. Managing financial risk: Diversifying income streams
  2. Effectively engaging with core stakeholders
  3. Creating and executing your strategic plan

The conference is open to board members, officials and staff of any Welsh NGB and the content will be relevant for any size of organisation. Lunch will be provided, along with plenty of time on the day to network with representatives of other NGBs.

The conference is free to all GLFW signatories and will take place at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.

Click here to see the draft programme. 

Lead your sport into the future and sign up below. 

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Tuesday 5 February (part one)- Webinar- Culture and Values, 12-1pm

Many organisations have key values that often spell acronyms or look great in principle but are often lost in the day to day running of the business. In this webinar we take a fresh look at NGB values and how to turn them into a desired culture that is clear for all involved in your organisation. 

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • The true value of true values 
  • How to find values that are tailored to your organisation 
  • How to make values clear, easy to understand and follow 
  • Turning values into a working culture 

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Tuesday 26 February (part two)- Webinar- Board Behaviours, 12-1pm

The Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales has a special focus on board behaviours - having the right policy documents in place doesn’t guarantee a successful and well-run organisation. Policy and process needs to be backed up with the right culture and behaviours, demonstrated from the top down. 

In this webinar you will learn: 

  • What we talk about when we talk about board behaviours 
  • How good board behaviours can benefit an organisation 
  • How individuals can demonstrate effective board behaviours 
  • What boards can do collectively to encourage a culture of effective board behaviour in their organisation 

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