LOTS Classes

Class Descriptions and Notes

Marshalling Marshals – Mistress Angele de Savigny

What do we want your group marshals reporting on at each level, and who to? What does the marshallate need to report on at what level? Are we capturing the information we need from tourneys and events? What does the group need to report on to the kingdom and why? and What does the Kingdom report to Society and why? Reporting lines, report content and more!

Successful Surveys to Inform Decision-Making – Lady Gwen verch Davd

Surveys are a great tool for consulting your group about their preferences, ideas, experiences, and feedback. This class will discuss when you can use a survey to help make a decision, designing that survey so it’s as useful and efficient as possible, interpreting your results, and sharing those results with your group.

Streamlining messaging without leaving anyone out – Baron Sorle Maknicoll

Social media is really easy for connecting with others, but some don’t like it and others can’t use it and still others want their personal and persona kept separate. On top of that social media is NOT an official method of communication for groups and officers (at least not currently). So how can we make sure we get to everyone, and ensure it’s official, without having to post the same thing five times?

Hospitallers in Lochac  – Baroness Tórfa svell fara

An open/round table discussion on the role of the Hospitallers in Lochac. Topics covered could be (but not limited to): What the role entails, how to help newcomers post COVID-19, deputies and why you should have them.

Events and all the things that go with them – Countess Beatrice Maria Malatesta

Have you ever wanted to run an event but not sure what you have to do? Discussion includes going from an event idea through the event and post event reporting.

Ask the Deputy Exchequer for Australia – Lady Gabrielle Hamilton

Have you ever wanted to know what this role does? Why do we need a deputy for each country? This is your chance to ask all those questions about the role and more.

Risk Management for Dummies – Earl Gilbert Purchase

With the release of the inaugural Risk Management Policy (SCA Ltd (Australia)), in combination with the spectre of a pandemic, the spotlight has been firmly placed on risk management. With over 10 years experience in Health and Safety consultancy, Earl Gilbert will present a practical introduction to how risk management could be helping your office.

Utilising Social Media in the SCA – Lady Madeline Le Mercer

How to optimise Social Media to grow and promote your group

Teamwork – 5 reasons why Lochac needs more – Earl Gilbert Purchase

As we battle through the first Pandemic in 100 years, the only thing that has grown faster than the value of teamwork are the challenges in making it happen. Join me in this frank discussion about the culture of Lochac and what we stand to gain by fostering teamwork.

Online events & how to run them – Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon

Learn from my mistakes! After hosting the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium I am happy to pass on what didn’t work & what worked (including the important bit of how to get it to work for you). Also including how to hold a live streamed Court.

Constructive Communications, Why and How? – Master Bartholomew Baskin

Good communication is the glue which binds our Kingdom together, and also each of its groups. This workshop will explore the immense value of timely, friendly and effective communication in helping us all to prosper. It will look at different styles you can use for distinct targets – group members, the people you report to, the people who report to you, the wider public – and also how to vary your approach for different media.

We’ll consider the significant benefits of getting it right and the costs of dropping the ball. You’ll be pointed at many excellent resources already out there and take away techniques of engagement and presentation that will help with all your communication tasks.

View the Constructive Communications workshop notes.

How to run a successful group project – Mistress Rowan Perigrynne

The keys to successful group projects in the SCA (and out of it) are – agreeing a clear goal and process; planning all aspects before you start; active management; and communication at every stage. This class covers a practical approach to any project from running a feast to building group equipment.

Round Table Discussions

Lochac Procedures Manual

This  is a day-to-day guide for every Officer in the Kingdom, at every level. It gives a more comprehensive outline of what is expected of an Officer at every level of the Kingdom of Lochac.  This discussion will review the content of the document and make suggestions for changes and processes in officer how-to for the roles and their responsibilities.

Lochac Dispute Resolution Process

This discussion will analyse the current Dispute Resolution Process and its impact and effectiveness across the Kingdom. Discussion will be undertaken with the SCA Sanctions Guide as a source of information.

Groups Guide

Is this a confusing thing? The discussion will review the current Groups Guide and suggest changes for the content and layout of the document.

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