Training and Leadership Development

A strong contingent of local leadership is required to fulfill the sport, culture and recreation needs in communities. Whether it is the recreation director, community coach, artist or parent volunteer, the sport, culture and recreation sector relies heavily on these leaders to develop and deliver programs and events as well as manage facilities.

It is a priority for Southeast Connection to support community leaders to leverage their existing assets while also developing their skills and abilities, so that they become better equipped to address the needs in their own communities. We offer a variety of training opportunities to support community volunteers and leaders including:

Programs and Services Information


Recreation Board Development

Southeast Connection in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association is pleased to offer south east communities an opportunity to participate in the Recreation Board Development. 

The service is provided at no cost.

The deadline for all EOI requirements is May 31, 2017.

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Workshop Series

There is a need in the south east to offer education and training to individuals in communities to provide opportunities for them to grow as community leaders. The purpose of the Southeast Connection Workshop Series is to reduce financial and transportation barriers by providing workshops in communities to address multiple issues within sport, culture and recreation. Grant writing, fundraising, rink board and pool board workshops are just some examples of training opportunities that we can deliver!


HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (this course is a pre-requisite for Quest 2)

Poplar Tree Inn, Stoughton, SK

June 17, 2017


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his one-day training will help front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, swim instructors) improve the quality of programs. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members. Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health and moderate to vigorous physical activity.

HIGH FIVE Quest 2 

June 18, 2017


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This one-day training helps supervisors improve risk management in children’s programs by learning how to assess and measure quality with the HIGH FIVE scientifically validated QUEST 2 Tool. Supervisors will use the QUEST 2 Tool and learn how to enter their data into the HIGH FIVE Database to track their organization’s progress as well as identify areas of need. They will also learn how to debrief the results of the assessments with staff in a positive way.

Payment for these workshops should be mailed to:

Southeast Connection c/o Joni Hagen
PO BOX 370
S4H 2K6


Facility Management Course

The Recreation Facility Management Course is intended to be an introductory workshop. The Course will provide participants information and examples in a number of areas that are often overlooked or not implemented at the management level.

The Course will be divided into three (3) modules:

  • Employee Safety and Training
  • Management Practices
  • Capital Planning and Budgeting

This course is FREE, but you must pre-register! Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Where and When:

Tuesday June 27, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

Register by June 22, 2017


Friday September 22, 2017
Kenosee Lake Inn
10:00am - 4:30pm

Register by Sept 18, 2017

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Coach Development

Coaches are mentors, motivators and leaders that have a profound impact on the future of our children. A variety of workshops and clinics including Fundamental Movement Skills, Sport Taping, Making Ethical Decisions and National Coaching Certification Program courses are offered which provide development opportunities to south east coaches.

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***There are currently no coaching clinics scheduled in the south east through Fall 2017.

Upcoming NCCP Courses 

Community Board Development

Southeast Connection, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, is pleased to offer south east communities an opportunity to participate in Recreation Board Development. The growth, development and changes in our society that have transpired over the last five decades have had an enormous impact on how we manage our resources. The recreation community, from an organizational development perspective, needs to work to keep up with these changes. Many rural area municipal Councils and their recreation boards are facing the challenge of self-examination and re-organization.

This process of Recreation Board Development is a large task that requires tools and resources to complete.  We offer this service for free, and look forward to working with you!

Contact Tara-Leigh Heslip, Consultant at 306.695.2006 for more details.

Inter-municipal Collaboration in Recreation
Hiring a Recreation Professional
Arena Log Books

iGNITE Youth Event

The iGNITE Youth event on April 26, 2017 was a huge success! Like-minded proefessionals and volunteers from across the south east came together to share ideas, connect, collaborate and network.

Check out some of the highlights from this amazing event!





HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6-12. Through HIGH FIVE® training, front line recreation, sport and after school leaders learn how to incorporate the Principles of Healthy Child Development into their everyday programming.


Take the Lead!

Take the Lead! is a resource focused on leadership skill development and increased physical activity in youth, primarily ages 11-14. The purpose of the program is to train and mentor young people so they can lead active play at noon hour, recess time and after school with positive behaviour and attitude. Youth ages 11-14 are taught leadership skills and games and are then asked to take these games and skills and use them to provide active safe play opportunities for their peers.

Community or school volunteers are trained as Leadership Coaches and mentor the youth through the process of planning these activities for their peers. To learn more, please contact us.


Community Initiatives

Southeast Connection continually works to support groups through various community initiatives to increase participation and access to sport, culture and recreation activities.

Volunteer Resources
Southeast Connection recognizes how valuable your time is so we have compiled several resources to help you continue to build and retain a strong volunteer base in your community and organization.

Interest in hosting a Volunteerism Workshop in your community?

Contact Tara-Leigh Heslip, Coordinator- Community Development, at 306.695.2006 for more information.