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1 Goal Directed Leadership An application strategy for Scoutmasters to develop effective youth leaders Jeff Mc Houl Assistant Council Commissioner

2 Goal Directed Leadership Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of the Goal Directed Leadership method and processDevelop an understanding of the Goal Directed Leadership method and process Develop an understanding of how the Goal Directed Leadership method fits into the Troop leadership development continuumDevelop an understanding of how the Goal Directed Leadership method fits into the Troop leadership development continuum

3 Goal Directed Leadership Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of how to put the Goal Directed Leadership method into practice at the Troop levelDevelop an understanding of how to put the Goal Directed Leadership method into practice at the Troop level

4 Goal Directed Leadership What is it? An application of an existing facet of the Boy Scouting programAn application of an existing facet of the Boy Scouting program A way for Scoutmasters to build on the principles of the leadership introduced in the Troop-level Leadership Training programA way for Scoutmasters to build on the principles of the leadership introduced in the Troop-level Leadership Training program

5 Goal Directed Leadership What is it? A strategy for creating a leadership environment in which the roles and duties of Troop and Patrol level leaders are clearly defined and understoodA strategy for creating a leadership environment in which the roles and duties of Troop and Patrol level leaders are clearly defined and understood A strategy for building high functioning teams at the Troop and Patrol levelA strategy for building high functioning teams at the Troop and Patrol level

6 Goal Directed Leadership What is it? A method of guiding peer-level leaders in the process of setting goals, and providing the coaching and mentoring needed to support peer-level leaders in meeting their personal and team goalsA method of guiding peer-level leaders in the process of setting goals, and providing the coaching and mentoring needed to support peer-level leaders in meeting their personal and team goals

7 Goal Directed Leadership How does it work? Built on the Patrol methodBuilt on the Patrol method Places the focus of achieving goals on the Patrol LeadersPlaces the focus of achieving goals on the Patrol Leaders Patrol Leaders are guided and supported by the Senior Patrol Leader and the Patrol Leader’s CouncilPatrol Leaders are guided and supported by the Senior Patrol Leader and the Patrol Leader’s Council

8 Goal Directed Leadership What is the Goal? To have every Patrol achieve National Honor Patrol status within a period of time determined by the PLCTo have every Patrol achieve National Honor Patrol status within a period of time determined by the PLC –usually within one Scouting calendar year

9 Goal Directed Leadership Where do you start? The Troop is using the Patrol method and has a functional PLCThe Troop is using the Patrol method and has a functional PLC The Scoutmaster should ensure the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) program is conducted at the Troop level at least twice yearlyThe Scoutmaster should ensure the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) program is conducted at the Troop level at least twice yearly

10 Goal Directed Leadership The Foundation Skills Each Leader should be familiar with the following Leadership tools: Each Leader should be familiar with the following Leadership tools: The Stop Start Continue methodThe Stop Start Continue method The SMART Goal methodThe SMART Goal method The Teaching EDGEThe Teaching EDGE

11 Goal Directed Leadership The Framework Each Leader will be introduced to the following Leadership concepts: Each Leader will be introduced to the following Leadership concepts: The Core Purposes of a LeaderThe Core Purposes of a Leader The Key Functional Areas within the Role of a LeaderThe Key Functional Areas within the Role of a Leader The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol AwardThe Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award

12 Goal Directed Leadership The Process Each Leader will: Each Leader will: Develop an individual Personal Leadership Growth Agreement which will serve as his individual Leadership Goal “Scorecard”Develop an individual Personal Leadership Growth Agreement which will serve as his individual Leadership Goal “Scorecard”

13 Goal Directed Leadership The Process Each Leader will: Each Leader will: Participate in Coaching/Counseling sessions with the Scoutmaster or ASM to regularly evaluate progress toward meeting their goalsParticipate in Coaching/Counseling sessions with the Scoutmaster or ASM to regularly evaluate progress toward meeting their goals

14 Goal Directed Leadership TheFoundationSkills

15 Foundational Skills The Stop Start Continue method of evaluation Stop - What should we stop doing because it is not workingStop - What should we stop doing because it is not working Start - What should we start doing to make things betterStart - What should we start doing to make things better Continue - What is working that we need to keep doingContinue - What is working that we need to keep doing

16 Goal Directed Leadership Foundational Skills The SMART Goal method S pecificS pecific M easurableM easurable A ttainableA ttainable R elevantR elevant T imely / T ime specificT imely / T ime specific

17 Goal Directed Leadership Foundational Skills The Teaching EDGE E xplain how it is doneE xplain how it is done D emonstrate the stepsD emonstrate the steps G uide learners as they practiceG uide learners as they practice E nable them to succeed on their ownE nable them to succeed on their own * Use of the Teaching Edge is introduced at the Tenderfoot level

18 Goal Directed Leadership CoreLeadershipConcepts

19 The Core Purposes of a Leader: Building the TeamBuilding the Team Accomplishing Team GoalsAccomplishing Team Goals

20 Goal Directed Leadership The Core Purposes of a Leader stated differently: “Keeping the group together and getting the job done”

21 Goal Directed Leadership The Key Functional Areas within the Role of a Leader: AuthorityAuthority ResponsibilityResponsibility AccountabilityAccountability

22 Goal Directed Leadership The Key Functional Areas within the Role of a Leader: Authority - the earned right to make decisions that comes from the group

23 Goal Directed Leadership The Key Functional Areas within the Role of a Leader: Responsibility - the assignment for achieving a goal, and guiding the group to achieving their goals

24 Goal Directed Leadership The Key Functional Areas within the Role of a Leader: Accountability - the acceptance of success or failure of achieving the goal or goals of the group

25 Goal Directed Leadership IdentityIdentity UnityUnity ActivitiesActivities ServiceService AdvancementAdvancement UniformingUniforming RepresentationRepresentation Recruiting & RetentionRecruiting & Retention The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award

26 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Identity: Patrol namePatrol name Patrol flagPatrol flag Patrol yellPatrol yell Patrol totem (mark equipment)Patrol totem (mark equipment) Patrol records (up to date)Patrol records (up to date)

27 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Unity: Hold two Patrol meetings during every monthHold two Patrol meetings during every month

28 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Activities: Take part in at least one hike, outdoor activity or other Scouting eventTake part in at least one hike, outdoor activity or other Scouting event

29 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Service: Take part in at least two Good Turns or service projects approved by the Patrol Leader’s CouncilTake part in at least two Good Turns or service projects approved by the Patrol Leader’s Council

30 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Advancement: Help two Patrol members advance one rankHelp two Patrol members advance one rank

31 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Uniforming: Wear the full uniform correctly at Troop activities (at least 75% of the Patrol’s membership)Wear the full uniform correctly at Troop activities (at least 75% of the Patrol’s membership)

32 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Representation: Have a representative attend at least three Patrol Leader’s Council meetingsHave a representative attend at least three Patrol Leader’s Council meetings

33 Goal Directed Leadership The Eight Goal Areas of the National Honor Patrol Award Patrol Recruiting & Retention: Have eight members in the Patrol or experience an increase in Patrol membershipHave eight members in the Patrol or experience an increase in Patrol membership

34 Goal Directed Leadership ThePersonalLeadershipGrowthAgreement

35 The Personal Leadership Growth Agreement: Is an agreement between the individual youth leader and the Scoutmaster which defines success in a leadership positionIs an agreement between the individual youth leader and the Scoutmaster which defines success in a leadership position

36 Goal Directed Leadership The Personal Leadership Growth Agreement: clearly defines the duties and responsibilities of the leadership position as defined in the Scoutmaster Handbook and the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troopsclearly defines the duties and responsibilities of the leadership position as defined in the Scoutmaster Handbook and the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

37 Goal Directed Leadership The Personal Leadership Growth Agreement: clearly defines the expectations of the Scoutmaster in defining the minimum criteria of success in fulfilling the duties of the leadership positionclearly defines the expectations of the Scoutmaster in defining the minimum criteria of success in fulfilling the duties of the leadership position

38 Goal Directed Leadership The Personal Leadership Growth Agreement: includes three individual leadership goals set by the Scout who is chosen to fill the positionincludes three individual leadership goals set by the Scout who is chosen to fill the position

39 Goal Directed Leadership The Personal Leadership Growth Agreement: Serves as a reference used during periodic coaching/ counseling meetings between the youth leader and the ScoutmasterServes as a reference used during periodic coaching/ counseling meetings between the youth leader and the Scoutmaster

40 Goal Directed Leadership The Personal Leadership Growth Agreement: simplifies the process of documentation of filling a leadership position for advancement in ranksimplifies the process of documentation of filling a leadership position for advancement in rank

41 Goal Directed Leadership Putting the Method into Practice

42 Goal Directed Leadership Putting the Method into Practice: begin with presenting the National Honor Patrol Goal tracking sheet to the SPL, and state your support in pursuit of the goalbegin with presenting the National Honor Patrol Goal tracking sheet to the SPL, and state your support in pursuit of the goal have the SPL present it to the PLC for discussionhave the SPL present it to the PLC for discussion

43 Goal Directed Leadership Putting the Method into Practice: have the PLC discuss the criteria for award, and decide on a target date for achieving Honor Patrol statushave the PLC discuss the criteria for award, and decide on a target date for achieving Honor Patrol status

44 Goal Directed Leadership Scoutmaster Responsibilities: provide additional training to the SPL and PLC members on the Goal Directed Leadership Core Conceptsprovide additional training to the SPL and PLC members on the Goal Directed Leadership Core Concepts –Core Purposes of a Leader –The Key Functional Areas within the Role of a Leader within the Role of a Leader

45 Goal Directed Leadership Scoutmaster Responsibilities: introduce the Personal Leadership Growth Agreement model to the Assistant Scoutmaster(s) and the Troop Committee for discussionintroduce the Personal Leadership Growth Agreement model to the Assistant Scoutmaster(s) and the Troop Committee for discussion introduce the PLGA model to the Leaders of the Troopintroduce the PLGA model to the Leaders of the Troop

46 Goal Directed Leadership Scoutmaster Responsibilities: conduct initial leadership development counseling session with each youth leaderconduct initial leadership development counseling session with each youth leader guide youth leaders as needed in formulation of individual goalsguide youth leaders as needed in formulation of individual goals

47 Goal Directed Leadership Scoutmaster Responsibilities: periodically review progress and provide additional coaching as neededperiodically review progress and provide additional coaching as needed recognize and reinforce successes throughout the entire processrecognize and reinforce successes throughout the entire process

48 Goal Directed Leadership Scoutmaster Responsibilities: Keep the progress rolling, but remember the Goal of the Goal Directed Leadership method is for the individual Patrols to achieve success under the leadership of their chosen Patrol LeadersKeep the progress rolling, but remember the Goal of the Goal Directed Leadership method is for the individual Patrols to achieve success under the leadership of their chosen Patrol Leaders

49 Goal Directed Leadership Scoutmaster Responsibilities: reinforce the concept that being a leader does not mean that one is “In Charge Of”, but rather as a Leader, one is “Responsible For”reinforce the concept that being a leader does not mean that one is “In Charge Of”, but rather as a Leader, one is “Responsible For”

50 Goal Directed Leadership Recap & Review

51 Goal Directed Leadership Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of the Goal Directed Leadership process and methodDevelop an understanding of the Goal Directed Leadership process and method Develop an understanding of how the Goal Directed Leadership method fits into the Troop leadership development continuumDevelop an understanding of how the Goal Directed Leadership method fits into the Troop leadership development continuum Develop an understanding of how to put the Goal Directed Leadership method into practice at the Troop levelDevelop an understanding of how to put the Goal Directed Leadership method into practice at the Troop level

52 Goal Directed Leadership Never forget that you as the Scoutmaster set the tone for leadership in the Troop, and always remember that – “Attitude Reflects Leadership”

53 Goal Directed Leadership Questions Questions Comments Comments Feedback Feedback

54 Goal Directed Leadership

55 “Attitude Reflects Leadership” “Attitude Reflects Leadership” primus inter pares Jeff Mc Houl Asst Council Commissioner


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