Module 8: Skills of Leadership. A course run for Scout Leaders in North Yorkshire June, 2007. Introduction: aim of the course. To cover the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become a more effective leader. Introduction: objectives.
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A course run for Scout Leaders in North Yorkshire
To cover the knowledge, skills and attitudes
required to become a more effective leader
- the task to be done and actions to assist it
- actions to assist group cohesion
- actions to meet individual needs
“Planning is a way of…………….”
Presentations by members of the group
(pre-course preparation: task 1)
You have 15 minutes in which to plan a Scout section
summer troop night activity on the local canal: open
canoeing (14 Scouts, 6 canoes, 3 qualified leaders).
Complete the D, O, and R elements of DOOR
Try to relate the above choice of “style” to the ability of
the group and its degree of motivation
Be prepared to share your ideas on leadership with the group. What sort of leader do you think you are? Do you feel you are an effective leader? What type of leadership do you prefer in others when you are not the leader in a given situation? In what areas, if any, do you think you might need to develop as a leader?
Course members are invited to share with the
group good ideas for developing leadership skills,
either in adults or in the young people in their
In a leadership training exercise, it is imagined that a member of a
walking group falls and is seriously injured. There is a
need to apply an arm sling, support a broken leg, monitor
consciousness, and get help.
Use the 4 “styles of leadership” to demonstrate how
this might work out in practice. This requires 4 members of our
group here on the course to “lead” either by giving precise
directions; or using persuasive methods; or applying
consultation techniques; or by using a high degree of delegation.