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LEARN: Become an event coordinator 101 (6/16/2020)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Online event
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jun 16 2020  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 16 2020 3:30:00 PM
Event Duration:1.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
Lorrie W
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the Covid situation, this will be an online only event. We haven't run this as an online event before so it could be a little impromptu. The important thing is that it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about and possibly take your first steps towards becoming a volunteer. Being an online event we won't have to be afraid of virus transmission for Covid. Details will be emailed in advance but most likely Zoom or Google Meet.

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to PREMIER members. Regular members will be added if space permits. Unfortunately regular members may also get moved back to the wait list if a priority sign up fills the list. This will be at the coordinators discretion and apologies are offered in advance.

The COC Training Program

The objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Club Training Program are to:
   a) provide educational sessions to members;
   b) raise awareness about different aspects of the outdoors   
   c) increase the members' safety while enjoying their activities in the mountains    and
   d) provide everyone the opportunity to ask pertinent questions.


This session is aimed at Premier members and regular members, who may have an interest in coordinating events for the COC.
The club has a process for inducting coordinators that aims to ensure a standard most of our members appreciate. We are always looking for volunteers although don't often actively recruit new coordinators and potential coordinators are typically left to initiate the process themselves. However the Executive Board would like to extend an invitation to anyone who may have an interest, to join us and find out more about what's involved. We feel some new recruits will enhance our efforts and add more events to our calendar. This benefits everyone in our club and coordinators are a large part of what we do.
BE WARNED: the process is long and arduous, involving pilgrimages of thousands of miles on foot, trials by fire, and immense personal sacrifice.... OK sorry, I'm kidding.
While the process involves a number of considerations, the club wants to ensure the role is conducted in a responsible manner. The hardest part is having to use html in your event write ups but if I can manage it, I'm sure we can get you understanding the basics.
Your Training coordinator - Grant

In this session you will not be obligated to continue further but this is an opportunity to find out a little more about whats involved. We'll explain a little about it to blow away the cobwebs of mystery surrounding getting "your star". You'll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Should you decide to proceed and become an event coordinator we will assist you to move along in the process. There will be further sessions to familiarize you with setting up events; additional functionality on the website that comes along with volunteer status; the duties and responsibilities involved; and allow you to ask the myriad new questions that will occur to you.
A little more information is available here:

Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 hours or less prior to event) and no shows preventing others from attending the event will be recorded. If you are in the habit of cancelling last minute pls do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other COC members.

Required Items to Bring:
-An interest in coordinating events
-A device with a mic and camera: Computer, tablet, or cell phone.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Grant P for further info or to make the upgrade.
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- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not cancel within two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.