December 5th & 6th saw the bi-annual conference of the Irish Sailing Instructor Trainer panel take place in Dunmore East Adventure Centre. Instructor Trainers, who are also certified as Instructor Developers with Sport Ireland, deliver instructor training courses at all levels on the Small Boat Sailing Scheme, National Powerboat Scheme and Go Windsurfing scheme.
The focus for this year was reviewing the core values of the Irish Sailing Training Schemes and how they are implemented on instructor training courses. A review of feedback from instructor courses over the previous 18 months identified areas where improvements could be made to continue developing instructor courses with groups working on identifying methods to apply these.
Incoming Irish Sailing board member representing training, James Lyons, also spent some time with the group to identify the role of the Instructor Trainer Group along with the other stake holders to progress Sail, Powerboat and Windsurfing training in Ireland.
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