Click on the links below in blue for training links to main GAA web site :
All Club Officers can avail of a range of online learning modules on the Learning Portal. Featured modules for 2021 are listed below:
Welcome to the Club Leadership Development Programme’s Official Calendar for 2021!
Please only confirm your registration for events you will be able to attend. Once registered, you will receive a reminder and link to the webinar to the email address provided
The convenience to log in from any whereis great. Logistically it’s easier too – no need to book facilities etc. The sessions can be interactive too, with options to screen share, have polls and discussions on topics too. Obviously, the face-to-face aspect is missed, but it’s been invaluable to keep up to date with latest developments via workshops with experienced facilitators.”
In general, the overarching feedback coming from attendees, counties and Associates alike is that the online learning experience is here to stay moving forward. There will always be a place for in-person learning of course, but the benefits in terms of logistics and reach are such that a hybrid approach for the programme will likely be pioneered into the future.
Calendar of Online Club Officer Events There are still numerous events to be run over the course of the next month or so, and registration remains open for many. Participants need simply log onto https://learning.gaa.ie/officertrainingcalendar, click
“registration link” next to the module(s) of their choice, complete the form and submit. They will then receive a link to the session one day in advance.
Online Safeguarding Refresher Programme
The online Safeguarding Refresher programme is always available as an online programme and may be accessed at https://learning.gaa.ie/
safeguarding refresher. Last year, 3,700 people completed the Online Safeguarding
• Any person who attended an LSP or other Sports NGB’s Safeguarding 1 workshops can ‘top up’ their training by availing of our Child Safeguarding Refresher and this fulfils their child safeguarding training requirements so that they may work with children in our Gaelic Games Associations.
• Any person who attends the new SportIreland or Sport Northern Ireland Safeguarding 1 virtual workshop online may also undertake the Gaelic Games online Safeguarding Refresher to fulfil their child safeguarding training requirements.
The Child Safeguarding 1 Programme (Child Protection in Sport Awareness
Workshop) is perhaps the most attended programme for those who work with children in the GAA with over 12,000 attending this programme last year, despite the many Covid restrictions placed upon our ability to deliver training. Recognition of this programme continues for a 3-year period when the coach or mentor is then obliged to re-attend the face to face workshop, if they are still
working at underage level, or undertake an online refresher training programme.
Clubs will be aware that all face to face workshops are now indefinitely postponed and the Child Safeguarding 1 workshop
has been replaced by a new virtual and interactive workshop. Temporarily, due to the current exceptional circumstances, this 3-year recognition period for safeguarding training has now been extended to 5 years until 31 June 2021. For example, if a person attended a
Child Safeguarding 1 workshop anytime in 2016, they may now complete the Online Safeguarding Refresher programme up to the end of June of this year.
Virtual Safeguarding 1 Workshop
The Virtual Safeguarding 1 Workshop is a live interactive programme, delivered by a Tutor via a virtual classroom platform. There were 166 Virtual Safeguarding 1 workshops delivered in 2020. Applicants click in and complete the programme at any time and once completed it has a 3-year recognition period.
The online Safeguarding Refresher is targeted at:
• Any person who completed the Gaelic Games Safeguarding 1 face to faceworkshop in the last 5 years i.e. since 2016.They may now complete the online Safeguarding Refresher by clicking here to enable them to continue in their role for the next 3 years or may defer the training until the new year.