- Bushcraft (Foraging and firelighting) - July date TBC - Venue TBC. £50 IOL members. £70 non IOL. Bookings open shortly.
- Safeguarding - date TBC - Venue TBC. Fee TBC.. Bookings open shortly.
- CANCELLED. Leave No Trace - 27th April at Shining Cliff, Ambergate, Derbyshire.
This event had to be cancelled on the day due to a traffic accident. Our apologies. It is expected that it will be arranged for a new date. Watch this space.
- £40 IOL members. £60 non IOL.
- To help make the work environment a safer place for young people and their workers
- To enable participants to develop knowledge and skills in the prevention of violence and aggression and in the management of challenging behaviour.
- To provide training for participants that assists them to place physical intervention in its correct context (Policy Document, legal framework, last resort).
- To provide training in a safe, empowering and educative learning environment.
- FULL PROGRAMME from the PRESENTER, Des Birnie, HERE
- Directions to Thornbridge HERE (PDF)
- Bookings are open now. Book with IOL. Online here - Email here - or phone 01228 564580
- Peak Region AGM was held on Tuesday 29th January, 7pm at the George Hotel, Tideswell, Derbyshire, SK17 8NU.
POSTPONED. Group Facilitation Skills - 2 day IOL Course - venue Leek
Facilitating Outdoor Experiential Learning. A 2-day course to develop awareness of a spectrum of facilitation skills and their relevance for different learning outcomes, groups and activities. Facilitation is an extremely powerful group-based problem solving skill, and its success lies in the facilitator’s ability to control and guide a meeting or team towards its common objective. A facilitator needs to be able to design events, knowing which methods to use for what purpose, and how to use them. However, there is a range of skills that he or she needs to bring into play before, during and after an event, to ensure that the approach used is effective.
This programme offers the opportunity for extensive practice to help delegates hone facilitation skills and run successful developmental sessions. It also covers the wider task of empowering and involving people by using facilitation techniques.
Aimed at RPIOL or equivalent practitioners, but applicable to all.
- Venue and NEW date to be announced.
- Accommodation not included.
- Cost - £99.00 (IOL member) £169.00 (non IOL member)
- Book with IOL. Online here - Email here - or phone 01228 564580
- For the attention of all those involved in Outdoor Activities in the Peak District. Derbyshire police have asked us to contact all those involved in Outdoor Activities in the Peak District to raise an awareness of a campaign they have been running for a few years relating to the possible use of Activity Centres by criminal groups. They are starting their 2013 initiative see this leaflet giving brief details about their ongoing project JACKDAW. (Counter Terrorism Policing in Rural Areas). Please pass this on to your friends or colleagues.
- 22/8/2012. The latest update information - click to download (Word doc) Tegg's Nose - Parking Charges.
- Peak Region Bursaries announced - see below...
- Overview of sector within current climate. A review of the sector has been prompted by AHOEC due to funding shifts and centres under threat of closure. Doug Jones taking on a role within AHOEC to present the value of the industry and of outdoor centres. This to support centres going forwards.
- PDNP are looking to market the Peaks as an adventure destination by creating 25,000 brochures (£11K investment) and online presence. Centres have the option to buy in advertising/promotional space within these. £400 investment is judged to produce £3K worth of promotion. Please contact Paul Ball if you are interested in taking this forwards.
- Peak District Trails Stakeholder Group. PDNP have started a process of management for all PDNP Trails (Monsal, Tissington, High Peak, Bamford/Thornhill), expected to be completed May 2012.Consultation is expected to take place through an online questionnaire and 2 public workshops. Dates and contacts will be circulated when available. IOL Peaks District will be represented on the PDNP Trails Stakeholder Group.
- Bridge 75 update. The Monsal Tunnel is due to open in May. This is likely to result in much higher usage rates than currently. Consultation over a system to reduce inter-user conflict suggested by Peak District National Park had been rather time pressured due to tight funding deadlines, however, IOL Members were active in this consultation. PDNP conclusion – Significant signage at each end and ongoing monitoring. The alternative longitudinal barrier or entry/exit gates were eliminated due to limits on space and access for wheelchair users and PD inspection vehicles. Suggestions for further information to users: Abseiling groups to consider lining bags at each end one side, half way across bridge (on abseil side), as a containment / flexible barrier. This would replace bag placing on downstream side as previously. There will be a review at the end of the summer. In the meantime, IOL Peaks will generate a statement of our position. Any feedback in the meantime should go to G. Jones
- Access awareness` - Users of Cromford Canal – please be aware of the Dabchick nesting season - Monsal Tunnel is due to open in May
- Temporary closure to Chapel Gate - to facilitate essential maintenance works on the route by Derbyshire County Council
The Peak Region IOL is pleased to offer a Bursary scheme to support regional members who wish to undertake the RPIOL accreditation scheme. You will be asked to show that you are willing to commit to regional events and meetings over the next twelve months.
Applicants will be asked to show that they are ready to benefit from the RP process, that they will be or are willing to have active involvement with IOL regionally, and that they would otherwise bear the full cost of gaining RP. We also need to be satisfied that the applicants are likely to complete the process. Applications will be considered by nominated representatives of the regional committee. The regional committee will decide whether to offer a bursary, which may be up to 50% of the current application fees.
PEAK REGION IOL BURSARY CRITERIA
1. Current individual membership (individual or as an employee of an organisation) of the Peak Region of IOL
2. Evidence of involvement in IOL regional affairs (e.g attendance at conferences, workshops or regional meetings), or your intention to commit to regional events.
3. Evidence that you will benefit from the accreditation process.
Download the full information and application form HERE
All Peak IOL meetings are now open to all Peak IOL members. All evening general meetings will have the same core format:
- 7:15 Informal gathering / social time / tour of venue
- 7:30 Meeting Local issues / information sharing
- 8:30 Speaker
- 9:15 Depart (possible post meeting drink in a local pub)
- When possible a short workshop may take place before the meeting typically starting at 6:00pm
watch this space....
- January 2011 AGM - Draft Minutes
Vital information on Insurance for all IOL Events