New skills courses for Managers and Supporters
The Scout Association has introduced a new programme to provide more focused training and support for Managers and Supporters, to better support them in their roles.
This new scheme consists of Getting Started Training, Training for all Appointments and a variety of Independent Learning Units. You can find out more about this training on The Scout Association website.
Once all the above elements are completed, Managers and Supporters have the opportunity to attend one or more Skills Courses to practise skills with their peers and develop their leadership and management styles. These events are open to Group Scout Leaders, Assistant Group Scout Leaders and Commissioners who are working towards their Wood Badge, or current Wood Badge holders who would like to update their skills through ongoing learning.
The Independent Learning and Skills Courses relevant to your role can be found in Appendix 4 of the Adult’s Personal File for Managers and Supporters.
Skills of Management
This covers areas such as leadership styles, team building, motivation, effective communication, active listening, induction and reviews. This two-day residential course will run at three locations and costs £50.00 per person. (Your Group, District or Region is likely to pay this, depending on local arrangements).
Meeting the Challenges
This covers topics such as how to tackle difficult reviews, disputes, suspension, complaints and managing safeguarding incidents. It costs £5 per person and is a single day event. You can attend this course at three different venues.
This covers topics such as growth, development planning and the recruitment and retention of young people and adult volunteers. It costs £5 and is a single day event. Click on the appropriate venue, to book and pay online.