At the ART Conference in March, ART announced the development of training workshops in number of topics. Each workshop uses a combination of presentations and practical work. Currently handouts are handled by email but delegates on the workshops will get access to SmART Ringer in due course to view all handouts and other relevant information.
There are many good training sessions that already take place around the country, but so frequently the trainer has to develop their own materials causing a huge duplication of effort. ART is keen to build a repository of good materials and have ‘off the shelf workshops’ available for use. We hope in this way to see more training, in new areas, using the best materials and teaching. Whilst avoiding so many people reinventing the wheel. Many of these workshops will be capable of variation to allow for audiences of different experience levels.
All workshops will be advertised by ART and already a number of successful pilot workshops have taken place.
Calling Bob Doubles – basic level bob calling for the aspiring conductor.
Conducting – this uses Bob Minor to teach conducting principles such as coursing order and transposition.
Mentor development - aims to increase the awareness of the mentoring process.
Bell Maintenance – build an understanding of what basic maintenance a bell installation needs.
Simulator Awareness - designed for people with limited or no knowledge of simulators, it explains the various sensor systems and software available.
Listen & Strike - helps develop listening skills and rhythm, leading to a reduced reliance on looking and better striking.
Tower Leadership - covers stakeholder management, leading the team, good practice and performance. Theory sessions augmented with lots of discussion. Produced in conjunction with CCCBR.
Other workshops are being developed and we would welcome good additional materials for existing workshops and ideas and assistance with new ones.
These workshops will be run on a regional/local basis and we would like to hear not just from people who would like to arrange a course but those who are prepared to teach them. Workshop leaders clearly need to have knowledge of their subject as well as good communication skills and the ability to present using PowerPoint. Mileage expenses are paid to appointed workshop leaders.