Training and development

Active Canterbury is passionate about supporting local activity providers and seeing community programmes and initiatives thrive.

On this page you will find information about relevant training opportunities on offer including those brought to you by Active Canterbury. We fund a series of FREE workshops and seminars each year to support the great work our local providers do!

Workshops are typically oversubscribed so register today to secure your place.

Upcoming local training opportunities

Active Canterbury provides up to 4 hours FREE one-on-one mentoring for community activity providers. Find out how to apply for the next round of this initiative.

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The Personal Trainers Council of NZ runs a mentoring service to support exercise professionals new to the industry or looking to grow their business.

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Sport Canterbury is helping support local activity providers to make their classes into an Approved Strength and Balance Programme. These classes will aim to reduce falls for older people aged 65 years and over.

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This teaching programme is designed for community groups and organisations who want to deliver their own series of informal nutrition education sessions with groups of older people.

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Join Active Canterbury for an afternoon of ideas at this workshop for activity providers in the Selwyn District on Saturday 14th October 2017.

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This one-day workshop from Exult will help you hone your skills in creativity and innovation and provides practical tools for encouraging your colleagues to get involved.

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Get Set Go! an essential workshop for organisers of community recreation programmes and events.

Learn all there is to know about organising programmes and events:

  • Designing programmes to suit your community;
  • Getting the right venue, equipment and accessibility;
  • Risk Management;
  • Managing Volunteers; and
  • Effective evaluations.
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Attend this course with New Zealand's leading educational integrated dance company, providing classes, workshops and performance opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Come along to this conference featuring the latest in science and business for the fitness and exercise industry in NZ.

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Find out about other upcoming training

Catch Fitness is an education and training provider based in Christchurch. They connect with local and nationwide education and training providers who run courses, workshops and practical sessions for activity providers, fitness instructors, group fittees and personal trainers.

Find out about other upcoming education and training opportunites for activity providers.

Sign up to Catch Fitness to receive monthly emails including training and development opportunities.

Free and discounted online training is available from the Australian Fitness Network to REPs members.

Videos from previous Active Canterbury workshops