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GSL and DESC Induction Workshops

Sign up for our workshops for new Group Scout Leaders and District Explorer Scout Commissioners to help you understand the role.

Managing RecruitmentMon 23rd May 2022 Add to calendar

6:00pm

Whose responsibility is it to recruit more young people and volunteers? This workshop will focus on the specifics of managing the recruitment within your Group or Unit. Such as your role in recruitment, using scouting resources, getting the Exec involved, getting your team to work together to recruit and promoting Scouting locally.

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The Volunteer Manager’s Role Within The Volunteer JourneyTue 7th June 2022 Add to calendar

6:00pm

Getting people to volunteer is one thing, but how do we get them to stay? This workshop is for Group Scout Leaders and District Explorer Scout Commissioners and is all about making sure new volunteers get the best experience from the start to the end, meaning they stay with us for longer.

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The Role of the DESCTue 14th June 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Role of District Explorer Scout Commissioner comes with new responsibilities. This workshop will take you through the key areas around your role as a manager. 

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Keeping Everyone Happy – The Review ProcessWed 22nd June 2022 Add to calendar

6:00pm

Positive and regular reviews can create a happy and effective team. Prevention is better than cure! This workshop will focus on the Group Scout Leader and District Explorer Scout Commissioner's responsibilities around the review process. Including formal and informal procedures, support around difficult conversations and useful tools to familiarise yourself with in this area. Including role descriptions, the policy, compliance and talent management.

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The Role of the DESCSat 2nd July 2022 Add to calendar

9:30am - 11:00am

The Role of District Explorer Scout Commissioner comes with new responsibilities. This workshop will take you through the key areas around your role as a manager. 

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The Group Scout Leader’s Role as a ManagerThu 7th July 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

Being a manager of a Scout Group comes with new responsibilities. This workshop will take you through the key areas around your role as a manager. 

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Building an Effective TeamTue 19th July 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

There’s no I in Team. As a volunteer manager you line manage your team at Group or District level. This workshop is for Group Scout Leaders and District Explorer Scout Commissioners and will help you create and support an effective and diverse team. We’ll be discussing the difference between managing volunteers compared to employees, flexible scouting, having effective meetings to get people on board, where to get support and how to utilise the strengths within your team.

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Planning Ahead to Aid DevelopmentWed 14th September 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

Futureproofing your Group and Units. This workshop is for both Group Scout Leaders and District Explorer Scout Commissioners and will focus on growth through promoting Scouting, succession planning, utilising young leaders and how your perception in the community can make a big difference.

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Managing RecruitmentThu 29th September 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

Whose responsibility is it to recruit more young people and volunteers? This workshop will focus on the specifics of managing the recruitment within your Group or Unit. Such as your role in recruitment, using scouting resources, getting the Exec involved, getting your team to work together to recruit and promoting Scouting locally.

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The Group Scout Leader’s Role as a ManagerMon 3rd October 2022 Add to calendar

6:00pm

Being a manager of a Scout Group comes with new responsibilities. This workshop will take you through the key areas around your role as a manager. 

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The Role of the DESCWed 5th October 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

The Role of District Explorer Scout Commissioner comes with new responsibilities. This workshop will take you through the key areas around your role as a manager. 

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The Volunteer Manager’s Role Within The Volunteer JourneyMon 10th October 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

Getting people to volunteer is one thing, but how do we get them to stay? This workshop is for Group Scout Leaders and District Explorer Scout Commissioners and is all about making sure new volunteers get the best experience from the start to the end, meaning they stay with us for longer.

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Keeping Everyone Happy – The Review ProcessTue 25th October 2022 Add to calendar

7:00pm

Positive and regular reviews can create a happy and effective team. Prevention is better than cure! This workshop will focus on the Group Scout Leader and District Explorer Scout Commissioner's responsibilities around the review process. Including formal and informal procedures, support around difficult conversations and useful tools to familiarise yourself with in this area. Including role descriptions, the policy, compliance and talent management.

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Who’s it for?

  • Group Scout Leaders
  • District Explorer Scout Commissioner