VLC Launches with Great Success
January 28, 2016. Coaches Across Continents latest strategic resource launched with great success this past Tuesday. The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is a series of monthly webinars that focus on key topics and issues that will specifically benefit sport for social impact organizations and individuals all over the world. The first webinar, which was offered at two different times during the day to accommodate our partners across all time zones, had participants from five continents: South America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Though our partnerships, over 500,000 children will be impacted from the increased knowledge, organizational development, and sport for social impact education provided through our partner organizations and coaches.
The Virtual Learning Community is hosted by CAC on the Edudip platform. This allows for group interaction of hundreds of participants at any one time, including video interface, presentation displays, and whiteboard capabilities. In addition, during the inaugural VLC webinar CAC took the opportunity to release two new short documentaries. These world premier video shorts outline our Hat-Trick Initiative and our Chance to Choice partnership pathways. The webinar wrapped up with a Question and Answer session that greatly outweighed our expectations with dozens of questions on individuals and groups looking to increase their knowledge. Most notably three new groups expressed strong interest in our ASK for Chance pathway which is part of our commitment to action through the Clinton Global Initiative as well as personal inquiries into our Community Impact Coach Program and our Online Education Program.
At Coaches Across Continents we focus all our partnerships on developing unique pathways, using our strategic resources. The goal is to mentor community partners in organizational development and sport for social impact education. The VLC is a tremendous tool that will allow us to increase both the scope of our reach as well as improve the depth of each partnership. With strong joint communication, our partnerships will develop 365 days a year, impacting hundreds of thousands of children’s lives through tens of thousands of coaches in our 30+ countries. We are building a true network among sport for development organizations.
In the coming weeks and months, the VLC will continue to expand to include interested sport for development organizations in places where we have not yet been able to operate due to safety reasons such as groups that are operating in conflict zones or war-torn areas. It will also allow us to serve organizations who, due to financial constraints, we have not officially partnered with as the demand for CAC partnerships far outweighs our capacity. Presently we have requests from nearly 400 organizations in 85 countries to work with CAC as a full Hat-Trick Initiative partner.
The VLC joins other CAC strategic resources such as our year-round mentorship, CIC program, Online Education Program, curriculum development, On-Field training, joint funding opportunities, and much more. Each community partner now has the ability to create their own unique pathway from our strategic resources to best serve the needs of their own organization and community. For more information on the VLC, please email us at