Managing Activities
Managing Staff & Volunteers
Running The Organisation
Getting Young People Involved
Succession Planning
Planning before the Event or Activity
Managing The Activities
Evaluation and Review
Finding New Staff
Orientating and Inducting New Staff
Training Staff
Recognising and Awarding Volunteers
Managing Behaviour
Managing Bullying
Access and Equity
Child Protection
Clubs, Associations and Businesses
Running Meetings
Money Management
Getting Control of the Paperwork
Work Health and Safety
Planning For The Future
Understanding Youth Involvement
Taking Action: 10 Steps to Engaging Youth in Club Decision-Making
Helpful Links and Resources
Section 1: Introduction to Succession Planning
Section 2: The Succession Planning Process
Section 3: Crucial Ingredients for Steps 1-5
Step 1. Stop and Think
Step 2. Identify Barriers to Participation for Young People
Step 3. Decide How Your Club will Involve Young People in Decision-Making
Step 4. Form Community Partnerships
Step 5. Recruit Young People
Step 6. Induct Young People in to your Club General Induction Information
Step 7. Effectively Communicate with Young People
Step 8. Invest in Young People
Step 9. Mentor your Young Volunteers
Step 10. Recognise Volunteers and Thank Them for Their Work
Step 1: Examine your club’s position
Step 2: Identify skills required to fill critical roles in your club
Step 3: Assess the skills gap in your club and identify potential successors
Step 4: Develop and prepare potential successors
Step 5: Evaluate your succession plan


Helpful Links and Resources

Websites and Organisations

  • Children and Young People’s Participation Consortium for Wales. This is an excellent site with a series of helpful booklets to help guide you through the process of including young people in decision-making.
  • Participation Works Partnership has a website for organisations trying to encourage greater youth participation. It has great ‘How To’ guides that deal with various elements of including young people in governance.      www.participationworks.org.uk
  • Western Australia Department of Sport and Recreation has an excellent library of resources for sports clubs on a great range of topics. Check out their Clubs Online page ‘Club House’ resources.
  • NSW Sport and Recreation’s Community Club Toolkit is an excellent website that can help guide you through managing people, events and activities for your club.
  • Volunteering NSW has useful information for volunteers and organisations.

Publications and Resources

  • Advocate for Children and Young People is a resource for organisations who want practical advice about how to involve children and young people in activities, events and decision-making about issues that affect their lives.
    www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/participation-resources/taking-participation-seriously .
  • Let’s Get On Board: A handbook encouraging young people to join committees and boards - published by the Tasmania Department of Premier and Cabinet. Download the  document here or visit their website.
    www.dpac.tas.gov.au .
  • Young People on Boards and Committees: A handbook for organisations working with young people - published by the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. Download the  document here or visit the website to view other handbooks in the Taking Young People Seriously series.
  • 15 Points: Successfully Involving Youth in Decision-Making - published as part of the Youth on Board project by YouthBuild USA. It is a simple to understand booklet that has useful tips and tools to better including young people in decision-making. You can purchase the booklet on the website.