emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series

The emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series is a partnership between Rugby Alberta, Saskatchewan Rugby, and Rugby Manitoba aimed at helping clubs become more successful and sustainable off the field.

On this page you will find information about the 2022 Club Development Series, recordings from each week of the Series, copies of the course workbook with exercises for you to complete with your club, and many other resources that you can use for your club (including the recordings from the 2021 Series. If you have a document that you feel would be helpful to other clubs that you’d like to add to the resources folder, please contact rdo@saskrugby.com.

The 2022 Series will begin on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 at 7:30pm CST/6:30PM MST and will feature 4 sessions (ending March 9th, 2022). See below for the topics that will be covered in the 2022 emPowering the Prairies Club Development Series.





Course Material

Week 1 - The Planning Cycle

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM CST/6:30 PM MST

Sub-Topics for Week 1:

  • Creating A Season Plan For Operations
  • Reviewing & Evaluating Your Season/Strategic Plan
  • Succession Planning

Relevant Documents for Week 1:

Succession Planning Slides

SMART Goal Planning Worksheet (access link and download file to use)

Access the full resource folder HERE!

Week 2 - Life-Long Membership

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM CST/6:30 PM MST

Sub-Topics for Week 2:

  • The LTAD Model In Practice
  • Recruitment Roundtable
  • Developing A Junior/Minor Pathway
  • Engaging Alumni

Relevant Documents for Week 2:

Player & Participant Development – Stephen R. Norris Presentation

Engaging Alumni – Samantha Rogers & Bloomerang Donor Management Software

Access the full resource folder HERE!

Week 3 - Taking Care Of Your People

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM CST/6:30 PM MST

Sub-Topics for Week 3:

  • Volunteer Development & Support
  • Volunteer Performance Management
  • Coach Development & Support

Relevant Documents for Week 3:

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteer Manitoba – Resources

Access the full resource folder HERE!

Week 4 - Revenue Generation Opportunities

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM CST/6:30 PM MST

Sub-Topics for Week 4:

  • Community Engagement Through Events
  • Tournaments
  • Sponsorships & Partnerships

Relevant Documents for Week 4:

Presentation – Jodi Rodriguez, Eleven Events

Trellis – Online Auction & Fundraising Platform

CakeMix by Elevent – Sponsorship Valuation & Management Platform

Access the full resource folder HERE!

Post-Course: ADDitional Exercises, Resources, and Information

See the following resources for more information to help your club on its development journey:

Course Handbook – Final (including bonus exercises for clubs)

Sport For Life – Training and Education Opportunities

Click the graphic to the right to give us feedback on the course!

complete a self-evaluation for your organization

Wondering how you can assess how your organization stacks up against best practice? The Club Development Standards is a sister program to the Club Development Series that gives you and your organization’s Board/Executive the opportunity to evaluate the organization in key areas of organization and administration. Structured as a simple multiple-choice self-evaluation, the Club Development Standards is the easiest way to assess your organization and identify areas for future growth.