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Adult Training Shake up

Date: 10th Mar 2019 Author: Robert

The next chapter in Adult Training

John Day will be stepping down as Deputy County Commissioner for Adult Support. John has been in his County role for over 15 years. John set up the current training programme which saw the implementation of the modular training system. He has worked tremendously hard and been extremely dedicated to Adult training in the County.

Simply “Thank You” John!

With John’s departure scheduled in Autumn 2019 and the new training schemes being developed for 2020 its an ideal opportunity for members to take the operational development of Adult training in the County. We are one of the very few County’s where adult training is free (except First aid- which may change by 2020) and we are constantly looking and advising on how to improve the offer to our adult members.

The County Commissioner has a number of ideas and suggestions which feed from the County Strategic development plan in terms of the right Scouting programme and the right adults in the right roles. However, there is a huge skill set out in our County! We want to invite any person who may wish to influence, steer or take an adult role in the new County People team.

Currently, we are looking to replace John’s role with Deputy County Commissioner for People. The new role holder may recruit or also be the County Training Manager. There are also other roles to review and roles which need to continue to support the current training functions. The roles currently available, up for discussion, application or change are:

  • DCC People
  • DCC Adult Support
  • County Training Manager
  • County Training Administrator
  • Training Managers
  • Course Directors

Adult training is critical to the ongoing growth, programme development and successes in the County. As such we invite any person to attend the future of Scouts Hereford and Worcester County Training, details of which are:

  • Date: Tuesday, 02nd April 2019 
  • Time: 7.15pm
  • Venue: Perdiswell Young People Leisure Centre, Droitwich Road, WR3 7SN.

I will present the current status and future requirements in the County relating to training. Discuss the various roles, setups and teams that are currently being used and how these may develop into the future.  This will include various options and approaches.

In terms of appointing new people, we will see who is interested in the types of roles to lead and manage this provision and have appropriate discussions to establish skill sets, experience and motivations. We wish to form a group of interested parties and identify approaches within this team.

We will also discuss these roles and how our members may want them to develop. This will then lead to formalising roles.

Any adult member is invited to attend this meeting and we will consider any applications for the roles that are listed. It is more important to have the right people to drive and manage this provision. You never know it could be you! You don’t necessarily need experience of training but a passion for developing our members which support and empowers Leaders to deliver an amazing programme! Simple!

If you wish to attend please ensure your RSVP by the 28th March 2019 using this link to register your attendance:

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