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Creating a Training Culture. Dan Zaccara Chairman Volunteer Development Joe Glasscock Team Leader Volunteer Development Mary Stevens PhD, Leadership Devel . Randy Cline, Philmont Training Center Marie Diffley , Training Inventory Bob Sirhal, Required Training; Training Records .

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creating a training culture

Creating a Training Culture

Dan Zaccara Chairman Volunteer Development

Joe Glasscock Team Leader Volunteer Development

Mary Stevens PhD, Leadership Devel.

Randy Cline, Philmont Training Center

Marie Diffley, Training Inventory

Bob Sirhal, Required Training; Training Records

step one
Step One
  • Make it part of the Council/District Strategic Plan
  • Measure Results Monthly at Board Meetings
  • Recognize Units with 100%
step two
Step Two

Get the Right People in the Right Seats on Training Teams

  • Trainers and Teachers
  • Program Experts ONLY if they can Train
  • Make it Fun and Rewarding for Trainers
  • RECOGNIZE Trainers
step three
Step Three

Drive DOWN the cost of Training!

  • Lose the “ACCESSORIES” that drive up costs!
  • Stick to the Syllabus (Incremental content often = incremental costs )
  • Out of the box Delivery (When & Where Customer is)
  • Efficient use of Staff & Participant Time!
  • Well Planned Training Budgets
  • Reduce Facility Costs
step four
Step Four

Create and Keep a work Process to record and

Verify Training Records

  • District Level
  • Council Level
step five
Step Five
  • Make the new Required Training Plan work
    • Select Pilot Council’s in 2010
    • ALL Top level Leaders Trained in 2011
    • Direct Contact Leaders in 2012
  • Make Training a Unit Expectation & Point of Pride! AND stress how this is relevant for all aspects of their lives
  • My Scouting Community to create “Learning Cohorts” within the Council
what s new in training @ the national level
What’s new in Training @ the National Level?

A National Volunteer Development Committee

charged with reviewing and developing ALL Training within the BSA for all Program elements.

The National Committee is supported by regional mirror committees whose role is to facilitate the delivering of the National Training Elements and offer Feedback. No Training is developed by regions.

what s new in training @ the national level8
What’s new in Training @ the National Level?
  • 4 Strategic Training Priorities for Task Forces
      • Inventory of Training
      • Leadership Development
      • Philmont Training Center
      • Required Training & Council Records
  • Community
  • Expansion of Supplemental Training Topics
  • More On Line Delivery
inventory of training
Inventory of Training
  • Task 1: Finished - List of BSA Training
    • Current BSA Training : Leader & Scout
      • Basic, Supplemental, Advanced, On-line, Philmont
      • Courses – Best Practices, Enhancements, Interest
  • Next Step:
    • Required Training...What is a trained leader?
    • The Scouting Continuum: Program → Training
    • Define nomenclature for Training
    • Transition Training Strategies to Training Culture
inventory of training the task forces
Inventory of Training...the Task Forces
  • Review – Purpose, Content
    • Note: relevancy, redundancy, directional changes
    • Prioritize, Recommendations - editing, new
  • Method – approach to delivery
  • Deliver – create/edit, review, release the training
    • Market & Communicate
  • Track the Training, Leadership – Leaders, Scouts
  • Evaluate the Training - Effectiveness
  • Training Records

Contact: Marie Diffley,

leadership development
Leadership Development

Vision: Each member of the BSA (youth and adult) will possess the skills and ability to serve as an effective leader in his/her unit, council, work, school and in all aspects of their lives. They will exhibit the very best leadership skills that BSA can offer to our youth, volunteers and our Nation.

  • Our Leadership Training is Scouting’s

Best Kept Secret!

  • Equal to or better than many Corporate Trainings….and beginning at age 14!
leadership development goals
Leadership Development Goals
  • Design an over-arching umbrella of lexicon and skills across all programs for both youth and adult
  • Troop Leader Training (TLT)
  • Crew Officer’s Training
  • Kodiak and Kodiak X
  • The Trainer’s EDGE
  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
  • National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)
  • Den Chief Training
  • Wood Badge (WB)
  • Powder Horn
  • The Philmont Leadership Challenge (PLC)
  • Area and Regional CDC material to support the above courses
  • New cutting edge Leadership opportunities for all levels of Scouting
philmont training center task force
Philmont Training Center Task Force


PTC will model and set the standard for BSA training experiences nationwide.

Areas of Focus

  • Promotion/marketing
  • Innovative, relevant conferences & curriculum
  • Outstanding, distinguished faculty and staff
  • Guest feedback to drive continuous improvement