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Peil Autumn 2021

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64 | AUTUMN 2021 | www.ladiesgaelic.ie DEVELOPMENT HOW WERE THE WEBINARS RATED? The feedback was extremely positive from participants attending the webinars, with 99.3% rating the session they attended as good, very good or excellent, with only 0.7% rating the webinar as fair and 0% as poor. The participants were complimentary of the high standard of the content in the webinar they attended and cited the importance of the content delivered being as described in the title. "Expert advice and good constructive feedback, as well as loads of opportunities for Q and A." The other common positive theme from attendees was relating to the ease of access, being able to attend from home, and the fact that webinars were recorded, so they could watch back again "The interaction is great, it is more convenient, cost and time efficient without the travel, more accessible when travel is removed, and risk to health is eliminated." PREFERRED METHOD OF LEARNING Participants arranged their order of preference for delivery of webinars with 51% preferring interactive online webinars followed by 36% opting for face to face. Ease of access was the main reason cited by attendees for their preference for webinars. "Online webinars allow people to watch from home and work around their schedule. This really assists the busy role of volunteers." However, it will still be important to have face to face options available in the future as we emerge from the pandemic, as a proportion of people still rather the opportunity for further interaction and networking opportunities. "Face to face workshops allow people to come forward with new ideas and feel supported. It creates a network of like-minded people." Regardless of the method of delivery, the LGFA was praised for recording the webinars, allowing participants to watch back and also watch in their own time. There is now a full suite of webinars available on the LGFA YouTube channel under Coach, Player, Match Official Education and then County or Club Leadership. These will benefit all members in their roles. 2020 was a tumultuous year for all involved but it also brought about opportunities. The LGFA tested the waters with educational webinars during the first covid-19 lockdown, which resulted in additional winter and spring series of webinars due to the hugely positive feedback received. So what was the impact of these webinars through the evaluations conducted? WEBINAR SERIES A WELCOME ADDITION TO LGFA The lessons learned from the evaluations will help staff in LGFA to design a new series of webinars for the coming winter and spring months, to meet the needs of our members. Both series were a huge success and there is certainly an appetite for further online education. "The offering of webinars since we were forced off the pitches through Covid-19 has been exceptional. There is something for everyone and I would encourage LGFA to continue with these webinar series in the future. Thank you!" WATCH BACK ON WEBINARS ON THE LGFA YOUTUBE CHANNEL, WITH PLAYLISTS FOR COACH EDUCATION, PLAYER EDUCATION, MATCH OFFICIALS EDUCATION, CLUB LEADERSHIP AND COUNTY LEADERSHIP. LGFA WEBINARS Approx. 6,000 attendees Over 285,000 views 50% Female 50% Male Interactive Live: 51% Face to Face: 36% Non Interactive Live: 10% Recorded: 3%

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