On Saturday 27th February, the second day of the 2021 M.N.A programme took place through online learning. It was excellent to see nearly 100 representatives from clubs across the country once again take part.
The first module of the day on Communications was delivered by Sarah Stanley the Association’s Office & Communications Administrator. Sarah gave a great insight into the best ways to communicate with potential participants utilizing various social media platforms available. It was also highlighted the importance of promoting the M.N.A programme through the different platforms once up and running. Sarah completed her module by providing guidance on different resources: posters, communication plans etc. that she had designed and made available to all participants of the programme. The feedback from those attending was very positive, and the insights provided were viewed as very practical and easy to implement.
After a short break, participants undertook the M.N.A Mentor Skills module. This module was delivered by the Camogie Youth Development Co-Ordinator James Heffernan. After a short presentation, participants were assigned to nine groups where they undertook different tasks and problem solving of scenarios. The interaction in these groups was excellent and showed the diverse experience and expertise of the group. The sharing of the expertise of the group was superb and this led to a variety of examples of how to integrate mentoring as part of the M.N.A programme.
The day was drawn to a close by the Camogie Association’s Technical Development & Participation Manager Louise Conlon, who outlined the next steps in relation to the completion of the online Hurl With Me module. Louise concluded the day by thanking all those online for their time and continued engagement with the upskilling for the ultimate goal of delivering the programme within their clubs.