Training and development

Active Canterbury is passionate about supporting local activity providers and seeing community programmes and initiatives thrive.

This page has information about relevant training opportunities on offer including those brought to you by Active Canterbury. We fund a series of FREE courses, seminars and workshops each year to support the great work of our local providers!

View a selection of videos of key presentations from past Active Canterbury workshops.

Active Canterbury training opportunities in 2021
  • Activity Provider Workshops: 27th February and 26th June 2021
    These workshop will feature one in-depth theme or topic and 2 or 3 guest presenters or sessions.
  • Share and Show: 20th March, 8th May and 31st July 2021
    These 2 hour sessions are designed to encourage the sharing of new ideas, build confidence, grow leadership and support networking. 
  • Community Exercise Foundation Course: 22nd May 2021
    This one-day workshop is for inexperienced instructors who want to develop more confidence or anyone interested in becoming a group exercise leader.​
Upcoming local training opportunities

Exercise as Medicine NZ (EAM) has online courses designed for exercise professionals wanting to upskill around long-term conditions and exercise.

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Join this Active Canterbury workshop with a focus on delivering safe exercise options to people with 'bad backs'.

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This teaching programme is designed for community groups and organisations who want to deliver their own series of informal nutrition education sessions with groups of older people.

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Find out about other upcoming training

Exercise as Medicine NZ offers online foundation courses for exercise professionals wanting to up-skill around long-term health conditions and exercise.

Free and discounted online training is available from the Australian Fitness Network to REPs members.

Find REPs approved Continuing Professionals Development (CPD) courses.

Skills Active provides training to teach, support and lead groups and individuals at any stage of their exercise journey.

EXULT facilitate a number of workshops for community groups covering topics such as fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, and managing volunteers.

Find out about the Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme (SMEAEP) to provide exercise or fitness services to local workplaces.

Get information on becoming an Approved Strength and Balance Programme to help reduce the number of falls in our older population [PDF].