Practical Managers Day (Oxford)
Saturday, 26 November 2016 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
This one day workshop has been designed to assist managers in Scouting to effectively undertake what some see as the more challenging aspects of their role. Whilst the situations used in the sessions are 'Group' focused, the day is open not just to GSLs and Assistant Group Scout Leaders, but to other volunteer managers, including District Commissioners, Deputy District Commissioners and District Explorer Scout Commissioners.
Whether you have a recent appointment or have been in the role for a good while, the day offers the opportunity to update yourself on current procedures, refresh your skills, share good practice and network with other volunteer managers. (Newly appointed Group Scout Leaders are advised to attend a GSL Essentials Day first.) Other workshop dates can be viewed here.
The Practical Managers Day is an opportunity to spend time looking at how to get the best from your team including effective welcoming and induction techniques, valuing people and managing difficult conversations. We look at successful adult recruitment through engaging with parents and you can use the opportunity to meet other GSL’s and do some problem solving together.
Travelling by car: The Scout HQ is situated between the Rose Hill Community Centre and Rose Hill Primary School in Ashhurst Way on your right hand side. There is limited parking in front of the building. (If you have reached The Oval, you have gone two far!)
Dress code: This is an informal workshop so uniform is not needed. We would suggest smart casual clothing.
Bring: A note pad and pen. A copy of 'GSL Essentials' will be available for those without and other supporting materials will be issued.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at intervals during the day.
Lunch: A free cooked meal will be provided at lunch time.
Special requirements: If you have any specific dietary or any other special requirements for the day, please include as much information as possible in the registration form. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Scout Association - Regional Services Team (South)
The Regional Services Team works alongside new and existing volunteers and in partnership with local communities, supporting the growth of local Scouting to provide life changing adventure to even more young people.
To find out more about the team and how we can support Scouting locally, take a look at our Regional Services Team webpage.