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BCLCA Educational Webinar Series

For 2020 the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association have organized a series of six fall webinars virtually via the zoom video platform. Operators can register for the FREE webinars they want to attend just by clicking on the unique links below.

The webinars all happen on Wednesday’s and start at 10:00 am pacific time zone.  The first webinar was on September 30th and the series concludes November 4th.

As more information on the topics becomes known we will share.

Webinar 1 – Campground Booking

Wednesday, September 30 – 10:00 am – 11:00 amCampground Bookings and the value of online reservations at your park during COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Presenters Heath Padgett and Kate Kingman, Campground Booking with guest Cara Braeutigam, Canadian Camping and RV Council.

CANCELLED – Webinar 2 – 2020 Fire Season Review & Prevention Best Practices

Cancelled -Wednesday, October 7 -10:00 am – 11:00 am2020 Fire Season Review & Prevention Best Practices. Forrest Tower (Communications and Engagement Specialist, BC Wildfire Service) will present an overview of the 2020 fire season with a look at historical and emerging wildfire trends within British Columbia. The new BC Wildfire App will be discussed, with an emphasis on use for BCLCA members. Kelly Osbourne (Fire and Fuel Management Officer, BC Wildfire Service) will give an overview of fire management practices, including examples of joint BC Wildfire Service, industry, and tourism projects.

Webinar Cancelled will be Rescheduled for Spring 2021

Webinar 3 – Digital Marketing

Wednesday, October 14 – 10:00 am – 11:00 amHow to use digital marketing to grow your business. Presenter Michael Tiojanco, Campground Booking. Michael Tiojanco, former digital marketing manager for Camping World will share some of the best practices on how to use digital marketing to attract more guests at your campground. Michael has run hundreds of larger scale social media campaigns across the country and will share how campgrounds can leverage social media to grow their business as well.

Webinar 4 – BCLCA Annual General Meeting and Industry Presentations

Wednesday, October 21 – 10:00 am – 11:30 amBCLCA Annual General Meeting with guests Lisa Houle, WorkSafeBC; Walt Judas, Tourism Industry Association of BC and Shane Devenish, Canadian Camping and RV Council who will discuss provincial and federal issues affecting the camping, RVing and lodging sectors.

Webinar 5 – Campground Employee Personal Safety

Wednesday, October 28 -10:00 am – 11:00 amConflict Management Training Communicating Health and Safety Guidelines – Presenter Hugh Pelmore, President and CEO, ARETE Training. Given the current circumstances brought on by COVID 19, there are many frustrations and uncertainties in a number of workplaces. While we continue to navigate our way through this time, employers are concerned about customers, and employees adhering to health and safety guidelines. By adopting best practices and supporting one another with respectful communication choices, we can all adjust better to this new normal. ARETE’s leading expert on workplace violence prevention takes learners through the steps needed to enhance workplace awareness, assess risk, recognize warning signs, safely communicate with the public, as well as follow safe disengagement strategies.

Webinar 6 – Measuring What Matters

Wednesday, November 4 -10:00 am – 11:00 am – Measuring What Matters at your operation. Host: TBD

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