Walking Champion training

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One of the best ways to create a walking legacy is by creating ambassadors who will continue to spread the word after your promotions have ended. This one-day workshop helps build Walking Champions and gives them the skills and confidence to lead on events such as Walk to Work Week, Car Free Day and European Mobility Week.

Walking Champions will learn how to keep the momentum going and give walking a boost if they notice a decline in numbers. They will learn how to address specific issues such as safe walking in winter, identifying routes to public transport links or particular concerns around pavement conditions, crossings or lighting.

During the workshops, delegates are asked to make a pledge to carry out an activity of their choice which will raise the profile of walking within their workplace.  This is an ideal way of ensuring value for money from this training, as delegates must commit a certain amount of time to put what they have learned into practice.

The workshop comprises a mixture of presentations, interactive sessions and a facilitated walkabout to demonstrate how to audit walking routes.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of a Walking Champion
  • Understanding the benefits of walking
  • How to Make Your Case for walking
  • Auditing the walking environment
  • How to raise the profile of walking
  • Using effective communication techniques
  • Motivating and incentivising
  • Running walking events
  • Making a plan for your workplace

After the workshop, attendees will feel confident conducting a basic audit of a walking route, running walking promotions and developing a plan of activities for their organisation.

Walking Champion training is a great value way to have a big impact on your organisation's transport strategy, with prices starting at £2,000 - call us to get a bespoke quote.

Think walking champion training might be for you?

Then get in touch. We'll be only too happy to talk you through your options.

Contact Richard Mullis, Public Sector Development Manager

Telephone 020 7377 4909

Email: Richard.Mullis@livingstreets.org.uk