WHAT IS IT?
An end-to-end journey as a sports participant,
followed by a reflection workshop as a industry professional.
We take you through a participants journey.
You actively participate in a sports session.
We share our learnings, and actions, together.
The trick is... we will let you will experience it all...
The good, and the bad.
WHY 'THE EXPERIENCE'?
The experiences we provide across our sports plays a hugely significant role in whether we have a positive impact in our work.
The evidence (and our intuition) tells us that a positive experience plays a large role in the recruitment of participants and volunteers, and their retention.
What we have also seen is that experience we promote and provide decides whether:
People will want to sign up to our sport!
It influences what they think, do and feel when they are taking part
What they say and share with their friends and family about our sport
And - it decides if they want to stay involved in our sport as participants, members or volunteers!
So for all these reasons, we would like to invite you to embrace a 'Sport Experience Immersion' Workshop, where you will participate in a typical sporting experience, and learn practical lessons that you can take away and use in your work.
WHAT DOES AN 'IMMERSION' MEAN??
We want to ensure you walk away from this event having learnt something that you can apply, and we all know that we all learn best by actually experiencing something.
So, on the day, and before, we will immerse you in a typical sports experience.
We also know that we need actionable learnings, so after you participate in the activity, we will workshop ways that you can apply these learnings in your own work.
Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn
"By far the most engaging workshop we have done"
"The best professional development experience I have ever had"
100% have stated an increased appreciation of the importance of the experiences they provide
100% noted their increased motivation to invest time into improving the experiences they provide
10/10 said the Immersion experience reflected the good and bad experiences that occur in their sports
Everyone stated increased confidence in their ability to design and deliver experiences
Many more have asked how we can get improve the experiences they offer!
OK, SO WHAT IS ACTUALLY INVOLVED?
The workshop, the on-the-day experience, and the communications you will receive prior to the day are facilitated by Andrew O'Loughlin and Sport Experience Design.
You will experience what it’s like to be involved in a sport as a participant, which may or may not be new to you, either way it is always valuable to go back to what it is like to be back in a participant's or volunteer's shoes.
What is special, and a little bit different is that you will participate in a good, and sometimes not-so-good experience, so that you get a genuine feeling for what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a participant who gets a good, or a bad experience in our sports.
The trick is, we won’t tell you when you’re getting a good or bad experience leading up to the session, or during it, but we will look forward to your perspectives when we workshop it afterwards!
In the second half of the day, we will all take part in a workshop to share our experiences, our learnings, and some actions to take away and use in our work.
THE EXPERIENCE STARTS NOW...
Once you've signed up, you will receive information from us, leading up to our event,
PLEASE NOTE - ALL THE INTERACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES
WILL BE BASED ON REAL-LIFE EVENTS AND EXAMPLES THAT WE ALL SEE IN OUR SPORT.
Stand by for more information on your Immersion Experience!
THANKS FOR PLAYING along!
"Thanks so much – everything I’ve heard has been wildly positive!"
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
We all need more people to be more involved in our sports, events and programs. more often, for longer.
To do so we must promote and provide experiences that people want to sign up for, share, and to show up again.
But first, we must honestly understand what it is your people want, and what they are really going through.
Because then, you can design and deliver what it is they need. To provide what they want, and to achieve what you need.
So please join us, immersive yourself in a new experience, and discover for yourself what it is we need to do.