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BCLCA Educational Webinar Series

The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association fall 2020 webinars series has concluded. The next series will be posted in January/February 2021 and will run from March through May, 2021. Below are the links to the recordings and details of the fall series.

The webinars all happen on Wednesday’s and start at 10:00 am pacific time zone.  Operators can register for the FREE webinars they want to attend just by clicking on the unique links. Webinar reminders via email are sent to registrants along with the recording after the event.

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.

  • Here is a recording of the panel presentations prior to the AGM proceedings. The AGM Minutes will be made available to members through the partner extranet – Access Passcode: QPr5^H&0

Webinar 5 – Campground Employee Personal Safety

Wednesday, October 28 -10:00 am – 11:00 amConflict Management Training Communicating Health and Safety Guidelines – https://etraining.arete.ca/courses/covid 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: Kate Kingman, Campground Booking.

The panelists will cover the 3 most important aspects of reporting and analytics for your campground:

1. The value of built-in reporting on a software system
2. Using outside tools to track digital metrics
3. What to do with the info you have

Panelists: Andrew Finn, Mike Tiojanco and Dennis Lankes

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