Walking SA, as the peak body for recreational walking in South Australia, has received funding from The Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing to assist clubs in capacity building over this financial year.
We are embarking on a program to help you develop your club leadership skills base to maintain and grow your club walks program. Essentially - to get more people walking more often.

This project is being delivered in the following ways:
1/ Survey to determine need - please see below
2/ Leadership Development Workshop April, 2021 - tailored to recognised needs based on survey responses and club consultation
3/ Heavily subsidised places in the following Bushwalking Leadership SA courses for the 2020/2021 financial year:

*please note due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all venues/dates may change.

BLSA Day Walk Leadership Certificate Program -
At least ONE subsidised place per WALKING SA MEMBER CLUB for $15 per person (full cost without Walking SA subisidy = $510 per person).   
Limited spots per course, first in, best dressed.
This cost covers: Level 1 - Assistant course costs
                               Level 2 - Final Assessment
The program is ideal for those leading groups on day walks on marked trails and within one hour of help.

Day Walk Leader Course 1 (South)
3 hour theory session: Tuesday 8 Sept 6 - 9 pm Venue - TBC
3 hour theory session: Saturday 12 Sept 930 - 1230 Venue - TBC
Weekend workshop: Saturday Sept 19 10 - 7pm  Venue - Kuitpo Forest
                                     Sunday Sept 20    9 - 5pm   Venue - Cleland

Day Walk Leader Course 2 (North)
3 hour theory session: Tuesday  22 Sept 6-9pm Venue: TBC
3 hour theory session: Saturday 26 Sept 9:30 - 1230pm Venue: TBC
Weekend workshop: Saturday Oct 9 10 - 7pm Venue -Mt Crawford Forest
                                     Sunday   Oct 10 9 - 5pm  Venue- Cleland

BLSA Bushwalking Leadership Certificate -  STRICTLY LIMITED - based on Club demand.  Subsidised at $50 per place.
For clubs already leading overnight walks, or perhaps seeking to do so, recognised by DECD and aligned with the National Outdoor Leadership Package and the AAAS.

We have very limited subsidised ($50) spots for:
Level 1: Assistant - to be completed in April May, 2021 (value- $900)
Level 2: Bushwalking Leadership Certificate Assessments
Technical Skills Assessment (value $340)
Group Leader Assessment (value $180)
Selection will be at the discretion of Walking SA and under the proviso that nominated participants commit to completion of the program.

Please complete the brief survey below to assist us in tailoring programming to your club's needs.

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* 1. Are you a member of a Walking SA Club?

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* 2. What issues does your club struggle with?

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* 3. Does your club have a organised walks program for members?

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* 4. Would your club benefit from leadership training?

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* 5. Will your club be nominating candidates to participate in one of the heavily subsidised Bushwalking Leadership Training courses (dates listed above)?

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* 6. Are there other leadership issues you would like further information and training on?

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* 7. Have you checked your details on our website?
https://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/list-of-walking-clubs-south-australia/

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* 8. As the peak not-for-profit body for walking in SA, Walking SA aims to support walking (for recreation and for transport) in as many ways as possible, to promote 'more people walking more often'. Some of the ways we do this include: advocating for walking and access to walking in South Australia, sharing information and resources (via our newsletter, social media and directly with clubs); promoting walking and walking clubs via all methods (eg social media, print media, radio); creating and maintaining our online 'find a place to walk' database; maintaining networks with the Department of Environment and Water, Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing, SA Health and other relevant agencies to provide a bi-directional flow of information to benefit walkers; organising events (including the annual Hiking Expo); facilitating low cost insurance; supporting councils and groups with trail-building/maintaining;  and much, much more!

What are the primary activities and/or benefits your club values from it's annual Walking SA membership?

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* 9. Are there ways Walking SA can better serve the South Australian Walking community?

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* 10. Thankyou for completing this survey.  Should you have other comments or feedback please do so below.

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