Club Management Focus: Summer 2016

Club Teacher Training

To help membership recruitment in your club, English Bridge Education & Development is now running an important teacher training initiative to help all bridge clubs to ‘grow their own’ membership through an integrated teaching programme.

The purpose of this course is to provide basic training for club members who are prepared to offer a teaching programme at their club. This needs to be as part of programme to which the whole club is committed and which is designed to attract new members into bridge and then nurture their development within the world of duplicate play.

Forthcoming courses are:

Manchester BC, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2016
Welwyn Garden City, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016
Huddersfield BC, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2016

If a member of your club would like to attend one of these courses, please contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217 or send her an email. Places on these courses should be booked by the registered secretary of the club to which the prospective teacher belongs.

Participants do not need to be members of the English Bridge Union. They should have played duplicate bridge at club level and have a good level of understanding of the game. It is unlikely that the course will be suitable for anyone with an NGS grading below a 7; but no previous experience of teaching is required.

Concessions for EBU Affiliated Clubs

EBU actively supports this programme, though please note that changes in how this is implemented will be made on 1st September.

Prior to 1st September - one free teacher training session to each affiliated club within any 24 month period (conditions apply).

From 1st September – for all bookings received from, invoiced to, and paid by, an affiliated club, a 20% discount is to apply. There is no limit to the number from each club who can attend.

This change is to help EBED and the EBU finance its ongoing investment in producing new educational material, including the Fast Forward Bridge scheme which aims to help people to learn how to play bridge more quickly and easily and inspire them to join clubs – an objective which was consider a high priority in the teaching survey which was undertaken (see here for details).