CIMSPA lead Business of Physical Activity seminar stream at Elevate

CIMSPA are excited to once again be lead supporters of Elevate 2019 - the UK’s largest physical activity trade show . We are pleased to attend again and showcase CIMSPA’s work and vision of a respected and professional sport and physical activity sector. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend Elevate at ExCeL, on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May 2019 and CIMSPA will be in attendance at stand A94, so make sure to come and see us to discuss your future career pathway and how we can help you achieve chartered status.

As part of our event involvement we are supporting The Business of Physical Activity seminar stream. The theme of these sessions is focused on how leisure businesses can perform as efficiently and effectively as possible, despite mounting financial pressures.

Our own Tara Dillon, CIMSPA CEO, is chairing two panels: the ‘Inclusivity: preparing the workforce session’ and ‘Bridging the skills gap - helping the physical activity sector support the health sector’. More details of these sessions are below.

Dillon commented, “We are very pleased to be returning to Elevate again as lead supporters for a third year.

“Elevate presents a great opportunity to meet professionals from all parts of the sport and physical activity sector and to have interesting discussions on the important topics and challenges facing us in the coming years. These seminars are focused on getting the most from your business, whether that is through increased inclusivity or creating the spaces that customers want.

“We’re looking forward to seeing many visitors to our stand and hope they find our seminar stream informative and helpful.”

Members will get 3 CIMSPA CPD points for attending, so make sure to come along to the CIMSPA stand (A94) to claim your points.

Seminar highlights

Inclusivity: preparing the workforce

This session will discuss how a new set of evidence-based industry guidelines can help training providers and employers become more inclusive and ensure their training and workplaces are inclusive to disabled people. Your panel includes: Hilary Farmiloe, Instructability National Manager; Professor Brett Smith, Head of Research School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Richard Millard, Partnerships Director at Places for People.

Bridging the skills gap - helping the physical activity sector support the health sector

With an inactivity crisis and an ageing population, physical activity practitioners must be able to work with increasing numbers of people living with one or more long term health conditions. This session will discuss what knowledge, skills, educational pathways and behaviours need to be adapted to meet the needs of an inactive and ageing population. Moreover, it will question how professionals can be properly equipped with the right qualifications to work with health sector colleagues to support long term societal behaviour change towards a growing inactive and ageing population.

Alongside Tara Dillon, the session’s speakers include: Dr Steven Mann, Head of Healthy Communities at Places for People Leisure; Anthony Crozier, Health and Wellbeing research and development specialist at FutureFit Training and Dr Anna Lowe, Physical Activity Clinical Champion at Public Health England.

There are a wealth of other sessions throughout the Business of Physical Activity seminar stream, covering a broad set of topics with something for everyone including creating an effective digital marketing strategy, unleashing the value of your PT team and innovative approaches to big builds.


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