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Midlands meetings

Next meeting: watch this space

    IOL Midlands - Bushcraft Skills Day

    Saturday 21st January 2017

    IOL Midlands - Sharp Tools Day

    Sunday 22nd January 2017

    at Frank Chapman Centre


    What the participants said after these events

    "Relaxed and informal but full of useful information. Great for networking with other practitioners."

    "Revising old skills, learning new, Great stuff!"

    "Ace Day, learnt lots, very professional."

    "Very good day and practical implementation of withies.

    An excellent and interesting course – really enjoyed the pump drills and would be interested in making them. Very positive atmosphere and a great group of people

    Midlands Region Accreditation Bursary Scheme

    The Midland Region IOL is pleased to offer a Bursary scheme to support regional members who wish to undertake the RPIOL / APIOL and LPIOLaccreditation scheme. You will be asked to show that you are willing to commit to regional events and meetings over the next twelve months. Please note the LPIOL Leadership workshop will be is in November 2016.

    To apply for a Bursary please download the proposal and application form.


    IOL Midlands News

    • Summer network session, which brings together a cross section of speakers/members from the arts, museums, galleries and environment sectors. On Friday 15th July 2016 at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry CV1 5QP  www.theherbert.org/
      Speakers from CLOtC Quality Badge holders and  Wolverhampton Galleries and Museums. Also Heritage Lottery Fund on encouraging applications from arts and natural heritage organisations. (TBC).
      All speakers will be explaining both their work on arts based activities and how they bring alive their outdoor environment.
    • Agenda for Midland Outdoor Learning Network - 22 April 2016
    • Colin Wood, the former IOL Midland Chair and Senior Lecturer on the University of Worcester’s MA Outdoor Education has offered to provide a twice yearly gathering, at the University, for prospective, current and potential LPIOL members and members of AHOEC involved in the proposed IOL/AHOEC ILM 5 course from the Central / Midland region.
      This supplements the IOL strategic leadership course and is an informal and peer led way to focus, encourage and develop outdoor learning leadership in our region and support and progress leaders through their accreditations and strategic development.
      Colin can be contacted at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Worcester, Email or 01905 542235

    How to book for IOL events:

    For minutes of Midlands meetings see the log in area of documentation for members.

    Future events : we'd like your ideas and input please

    • An event with a pub meal and speaker is planned by the Midlands Exec. If members have suggestions for venues, pubs, speakers, topics (e.g AP), venues dates, times best to suit members, speakers etc., PLEASE contact Colin .  Otherwise the Exec. will work on a best guess as to what the membership would find interesting.

    Vital information on Insurance for all IOL Events

    If you have regional information please email it to Fiona  stating which region it is for. We are keen to make these sections busy and useful for all members.

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    Midlands Region Exec

    Chair - Stuart Meese

    Vice Chair - Sara Robertson 

    Committee: Justin Douglas, Glen Probert

    PDC - Allan Gibbs - Email Allan

    IOL Midlands also has a group page Facebook. Search for Institute for Outdoor Learning Midlands Group