Supporting your leadership development journey

There are a range of NEW resources that aspirant and existing Leaders can access from the comfort of your sofa to support your development journey.

Informal learning, experience based learning, and an availability of individualised choices are important to developing skilled leaders. Whether you’ve been leading trips for many years or are looking to complete your assessment in the future, these resources provide considerations, top tips and development opportunities that you can explore now and put into practice once you’re back on the water.

  • The NEW Leader and Raft Guide Self-Analysis tool aids you in identifying specific areas of development for consideration, so you can plan your own unique learning journey based on your responses.
  • If you’re planning trips for the future, the NEW Leading in Unfamiliar Environments eLearning will provide top tips and considerations, whether you’re driving 20 miles down the road to a new location or planning an overseas expedition.
  • Whilst you’re considering your trips for the future, the Journey Planning Sheet can be used to plan as well as evaluate your journey, with key information that’s important to remember ahead of your trip.
  • A digital logbook is available to download so you can record your experience, forming a diary to capture and reflect. Great for aspirant Leaders to support you in your progress towards assessment or for existing Leaders to use as a development record.
  • The interactive Leadership eLearning takes you through some of the key principles behind the British Canoeing Model of Leadership, supporting your decision making when you’re out on the water. 

Explore more resources in the Digital Library to support your development.

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Top 5 resources to support your journey to becoming a Paddlesport Leader or Paddlesport Touring Leader

There are a range of NEW resources that aspirant or existing Leaders can access from the comfort of your sofa to support your development journey.

The Paddlesport Leader and Paddlesport Touring Leader are ideal for clubs, centres and activity providers who go on mixed craft journeys. From stand up paddleboards to canoes, kayaks and racing craft, the leader can choose the craft from which they work and lead a range of mixed craft. The awards are designed to support leaders to run safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s need and aspirations. 

Informal learning, experience based learning, and an availability of individualised choices are important to developing skilled leaders. Whether you’ve been leading trips for many years or are looking to complete your assessment in the future, these resources provide considerations, top tips and development opportunities that you can explore now and put into practice once your back on the water.

  • The NEW Leader and Raft Guide Self-Analysis tool aids you in identifying specific areas of development for consideration, so you can plan your own unique learning journey based on your responses.
  • To lead successfully in a range of environments, Leaders will require an understanding of the handling of each craft, the impact of the environment on the craft and its differences when being rescued. The leading mixed craft journeys guidance provides lots of top tips and helpful advice for when you can get back on the water with a group.
  • If you’re planning your journeys for the future and there are likely to be weirs, browse the selection of resources to support your leadership decisions when considering using weirs.  
  • A digital logbook is available to download so you can record your experience, forming a diary to capture and reflect. Great for aspirant Leaders to support you in your progress towards assessment or for existing Leaders to use as a development record.
  • If you’re planning your trips for the future, the NEW Leading in Unfamiliar Environments eLearning will provide top tips and considerations, whether you’re driving 20 miles down the road to a new location or planning an overseas expedition,

Explore the full range of resources in the Digital Library or read more about becoming a Paddlesport Leader or Paddlesport Touring Leader.

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Supporting your Raft Guide development journey

There are a range of NEW resources that aspirant and existing Raft Guides can access from the comfort of your sofa to support your development journey.

Informal learning, experience based learning, and an availability of individualised choices are important to developing skilled Stadium Raft Guides, Raft Guides, River Trip Leaders.

Whether you’ve been raft guiding for many years or are looking to complete your assessment in the future, these resources provide considerations, top tips and development opportunities that you can explore now and put into practice once we’re back on the water.

  • The Raft Guide video playlist is ideal for anyone on their journey to become a Stadium Raft Guide, Raft Guide or River Trip Leader. These videos demonstrate various techniques and provide top tips. Watch now so you can put into practice once we’re back on the water.
  • The NEW Leader and Raft Guide Self-Analysis tool aids you in identifying specific areas of development for consideration, so you can plan your own unique learning journey based on your responses.
  • A digital logbook is available to download so you can record your experience, forming a diary to capture and reflect. This will support you in your progress towards assessment. This can also be used as a development record for exisiting raft guides.
  • If you’re planning your rafting adventures, whether that’s driving 20 miles down the road to a new stadium or river, or planning an overseas expedition, the NEW Leading in Unfamiliar Environments eLearning will provide top tips and considerations.
  • Whilst you’re considering your trips for the future, the Journey Planning Sheet can be used to plan and evaluate your journey on rivers, with key information that’s important to remember ahead of your trip.

Explore the range of resources in the Digital Library to support Raft Guides or read more about becoming a Stadium Raft Guide, Raft Guide or River Trip Leader

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