Club Development Conference - Retain and Grow on November 25

November 17, 2023


Club Development Conference - November 25th at Maple Banquet Hall

Join Rugby Ontario's Director of Rugby Operations and Manager of Rugby Development for the first installments of our free Club Development Series beginning this fall including our hybrid Club Development Conference! We will work and learn together as we take steps towards improved retention and growth at the community club level. The event is open to all who are interested in the development of Rugby Ontario clubs and strongly encouraged for all club leaders.

The Conference is taking place on Saturday November 25th from 11am-4pm at the Maple Banquet Hall 1325 Eglinton Avenue East  Mississauga, Ontario OR online through our virtual event platform.


The conference will be facilitated by Rugby Ontario's Director of Rugby Operations, John Hyland, and Manager of Rugby Development, Jocelyn Poirier but is intended to be primarily interactive and participant led discussion to support the development of inter-club relationships and the sharing of best practices. The conference is broken into two main sections: the morning focused on Retention and the afternoon focused on Growth. Both sections will follow a similar format with a quick intro followed by breakout groups on different topics/areas related to the broader theme and then a full group debrief and discussion. A networking lunch will be provided to those attending in person.


10:45am-11:00am | Arrival and Refreshments

11:00am-1:00pm | Facilitated Session 1 - Retention

1:00pm-1:45pm | Working Lunch - Network and Brainstorm

1:45pm-3:45pm | Facilitated Session 2 - Growth

3:45pm-4:00pm | Next Steps and Closing

Missed the first webinar of the series? Catch up by watching the recording which is available through our virtual event portal, which all registered attendees for the series have access to.


The Club Development Series will continue in the New Year with more virtual sessions. The exact dates and topics for those are TBD based on the discussions at the conference and themes drawn from the submitted Club Development Self-Assessments and other sources of club feedback. 


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