2 Includes… What and Why a Ticket Ticket Form and Style Course Director ResponsibilitiesParticipant ResponsibilitiesTroop Guide ResponsibilitiesTicket Counselor ResponsibilitiesA process unique to Wood Badge.Application is the key to real success in the training process. The trainee must be put in a situation where application of course skills is required for success.Ticket development is very difficult for some.Many have never been exposed to writing goals & personal assessment.Examples/explanations are often unclear.Be prepared to provide individual coaching.Staff tickets are no longer required.References:Administrative Guide, Staff Guide and Appendixes
3 What a Ticket is A Ticket is … Guided by the Scouter’s ... A commitment to actionA vision of improvementA way for the Scouter to practice being a leaderA series of goals to achieve the visionGuided by the Scouter’s ...Personal values (“20 Questions”)Personal visionPersonal missionThe pre-course “Twenty Questions” help the Scouter think through:What is important to them.What roles they play in Scouting and life.Where they see themselves in the future.More Ticket detail at the end of this presentation.
4 Why a Ticket? The intent of the ticket is … Rifle versus shotgun approachBloom where you are plantedSkills not necessarily linkedNot intended to be overwhelmingEncourage repeatable behavior
5 Ticket Form and Style The ticket consists of several parts: A statement of his/her vision of successAn action plan composed of five significant goals that can be completed within 18 monthsOne addressing increasing diversityEach of the five goals under action planWho, What, Where, When, How, Why, How VerifiedOne of the five goals may involve developing and applying a 360-degree, “Self Assessment” tool for developmental feedback on the other goals of the Ticket.The last slide is a alternate version of the Ticket worksheet.
6 Wood Badge Ticket Work Sheet A Personal Statement of Vision and Mission Name ______________________ Wood Badge Course No. ____________My Scouting Position: ________________________________________The Team That Will Benefit from my Leadership: __________________SMART Goal (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely):_________________________________________________________Who: ________________________________________________What: ________________________________________________Where: ________________________________________________When: ________________________________________________Why: ________________________________________________How: ________________________________________________How Verified: __________________________________________
7 Course Director Responsibilities Facilitate the assignment of ticket counselorsProvide each participant’s home council with an ticket copy (Home council assigns counselor)Monitor participants’ progress through ticket counselorsRefer counselors to NEIC Training Chairman and Wood Badge Coordinator to process Application for Training RecognitionProvide final closeout roster, including report on completed tickets, no later than 19 months following the end of the courseThe course director is the key to successful follow up after the course, especially if the participant is from another council.Be careful if you delegate any of this responsibility. It is still yours to see that the process functions effectively, even in other councils.Contact the appropriate person in the participant’s home council directly for follow up. This may be the wood badge coordinator, training chairman or Scout executive.
8 Participant Responsibilities Complete a written draft by Day 5 of the courseHave the draft reviewed and approved by the assigned troop guideMeet as needed with ticket counselor for progress reviewDraft amendment to ticket if appropriate and submit to ticket counselor for reviewComplete “working” the ticket within 18 monthsEncourage participants to write their tickets around their “primary” Scouting job.The ticket counselor may accept an amendment to a ticket if a participant’s Scouting responsibilities change of if, for some other reason, some original goals are no longer appropriate. (Any completed goals do not have to be redone.)In rare circumstances council Scout executives may allow up to six additional months for ticket completion.
9 Troop Guide Responsibilities Help participants prepare ticketsMay use paper or eTicket viaGet familiar with eTicket by entering one – test maximum lines of entry – Submit, get , test ability to retrieve and modify.Here’s How… In days 1 through 5…In many cases the troop guide will become the final ticket counselor, but not always. The “hand off” is critical here.
10 Troop Guide Responsibilities Coax, coach, ask clarifying questions to develop “sketchy” goalsHow is the goal related to the vision?What processes in place may help you?What processes may hinder you?Are these processes documented?In many cases the troop guide will become the final ticket counselor, but not always. The “hand off” is critical here.
11 Troop Guide Responsibilities More…“Who else is involved in carrying out the goal?How are they affected?Are they in agreement with the vision?Will they require additional resources?What will change as a result of carrying out the goal?In many cases the troop guide will become the final ticket counselor, but not always. The “hand off” is critical here.
12 Troop Guide Responsibilities More yet…How will you know you are done?How will you know you accomplished your goal?Who has authority over your ability to carry out the goal?Where will any needed resources come from?In many cases the troop guide will become the final ticket counselor, but not always. The “hand off” is critical here.
13 Troop Guide Responsibilities Review and approve ticket drafts by Day Six of the course.With support from “Admin,” scan/copy the final ticket or ensure eTicket copy is complete.One copy for the participantOne copy for the ticket counselorElectronic copy available for archiveIn many cases the troop guide will become the final ticket counselor, but not always. The “hand off” is critical here.
14 Ticket Counselor Responsibilities Serve as the primary contact between Wood Badge and the participants, encouraging them to put into practice the lessons of the courseHave a working knowledge of 21st Century Wood BadgeContact assigned participants within two weeks to review ticket goals and leadership skills to be appliedAgree on a progress review process and periodically share results with the course directorItem 2 is critical. A possible problem area when dealing with participants who do not have staff on the course.
15 Ticket Counselor Responsibilities Review and accept ticket amendments if necessaryReport ticket completion to and request Application for Training Recognition from NEIC Training Chairman or Wood Badge CoordinatorSign and return the Application for Training Recognition to NEIC Training Chairman or Wood Badge CoordinatorFacilitate bead presentation when appropriateItem 2 is critical. A possible problem area when dealing with participants who do not have staff on the course.
16 The Ticket encourages the participant SummaryThe Ticket encourages the participantto BE a leader - -Over and over again