07 February 2014

Sailing Leadership Forum 2014, 21st Century Sailing with Ken Read (video)



Leadership Conference 2014: 21st Century Sailing with Ken Read 
Published on Feb 7, 2014

Sailing Leadership Forum 2014: US Sailing is hosting the Sailing Leadership Forum on February 6-8, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Resort. This groundbreaking event will connect leaders from all aspects of the sport such as sail training and education, yacht club and sailing organization management, racing associations and organizations including one-design and handicap classes, race officials, and industry professionals. In 2014, the Sailing Leadership Forum will combine US Sailing’s National Sailing Program Symposium, One-Design Symposium and Yacht Club Summit into one all-inclusive event.

Topics Speakers & Schedule | Sailing Leadership Forum 2014:
The Sailing Leadership Forum will include presentations, seminars, panel discussions, and break-out sessions on the following topics: (or view a copy of the FINAL SCHEDULE - last updated 1/29/14)

Keynote and Mini-Keynote
21st Century Sailing – Ken Read
Working Together to Grow Sailing – Gary Jobson
Sports Psychology – Dr. Richard Ginsburg
State of the Union – Big Boat Racing
Industry & Sport Townhall: How Can You and the Industry Help Grow the Sport
Long-Range Planning for your Organization – Clay Deutsch

Developing Programs

Building a Successful Junior Program – Curriculum to Class Offerings
Creating a Powerboat Program for All Ages
The Business of REACH
How to Develop an Adaptive Sailing Program
Junior Sailing: Beyond Regattas
Millennial Generation Panel: Hear What They Want from Their Mouth
What is Seamanship and why is it Important to Sailors Today?
Grant Writing 101: Building a Strong Case for Foundation Support
Adult Learn to Sail Programs: Attracting New Members and Energizing Your Current Members
Going Green: Sustainable Practices for Programs and Regattas
Frostbiting your Sabot and Other Offseason Actitivies
Team Racing

Marketing & Communications
How to Unleash the Power of Social Media and Make it Work for You (in plain English)
“Around the Winch” – Fast-Paced Moderated Discussion with Sailing’s Media
Print vs. Electronic Newsletters – Finding the Best Way to Communicate
Maintaining and Sustaining your Brand Identity – creative ways to increase your visibility in the community
Homepage must-haves and other website tips
Where is your regatta website? Preparing Competitors & Engaging the Public
Pitch Perfect – How to Sell Sponsorships (present your 30 second sales pitch)
PR: Make your story matter
Sponsorship Case Studies – creating the win-win

Admin/Management
Government Regulations: OSHA, Transporting Students, Interfacing with the Coast Guard
Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining & Motivating Staff
Managing Risk and Exposures at Your Facility
How to Make Your Nonprofit Flourish – Structure and Strategy
Helping Sailors Succeed in spite of their parents
Anyone Can Be a Boss, Can you Be a Leader? Focusing and inspiring volunteers
Emergency Action Plans: What You Need to Know
Financial Benchmarking & yacht club survey data
Collaborations: Community, Class & Club

Regatta and Racing
Classes/Fleets: How to Grow Them, How to Keep Them Strong
Offshore Special Regs Translated to Plain American
Regatta Safety: Planning, Operation and Emergency Response
Race Management Excellence and Technology – It’s not Just for the America’s Cup
Coast Guard – Racing Inshore/Offshore Events, Being Proactive Before its Required
Running Fun Races: Non-Traditional Regattas
Organizing a Great Regatta: Learn the Secrets of Successful Events
Building Race Management Resources at Your Club
Implementing an Offshore Safety & Preparedness Plan

Grow Sport/Fleet/Class/Club/Org
Success with PHRF – Growing Your Fleet
Lowering the Average Age of your Sailors: Attracting Youth and Keep Them Engaged
Bringing the Bottom Up: 20 Coaching Strategies for Larger Fleets
Creating Sailing Opportunities: Diversifying Through Outreach
Building Aligning Motivating Your Org: The Role of Clubs in Developing Sailors
Growing Membership and Increasing Participation
Keep those Boats in the Water – Integrating High School Sailing to your Organization
Fleet &Club-Owned Boats Selection – Right Fit for Your Club

Rules & Officials
Beyond the Tape Measure and Scale: What is Equipment Control About?
Intriguing and Useful Cases and Appeals: What Racing Sailors and Race Officials Need to Know
Judges’ & Race Officials’ Roundtable: An Informal Discussion – BYO Questions & Problems
Race Officials at a Youth Event: Making it Safe, Fair and FUN!
The Rules in the Electronic Age: Technological Innovations, their Advantages and their Pitfalls
Organizing, Training & Motivating a Strong Race Committee Group: Pulling It All Together

Hands-on/Outdoor
Overboard Recovery
Outboard Engine Repair/Maintenance
Athletes in Hiding – the truth behind a sailing fitness program
One Design Tuning: A Universal and Practical Approach Applicable to all One Design Classes
Fun and Games
Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair
Go Fast – Weather
Confessions of a Program Director
REACHing into STEM with Math, Science and ROVs

(more info at links above and US Sailing)

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