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1 August 28, 2010 Capitol Area Council Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

2 Supplies needed: 1 potato for each student – Potato Game Cookies or candies – Integrity Game Light rigid stick (tent pole, bamboo, PVC,…) – Helium Stick Game Balloons & markers – Balloon Game Paper/pencil for each student & print out of drawings on page 34/35 of draft syllabus – The Whole Picture Game Paper/Pencil also used for - Service Project

3 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) Fall 2010 replaces the following current training: – Crew Officers Orientation –Venturing Leadership Skills Course Common lexicon with Boy Scout Training Aligns with new Troop Leadership Training (TLT)

4 ILSC Structure Module One - Unit Organization Module Two - Tools of the Trade Module Three – Leadership and Teamwork Course may be conducted over 3 sessions –Preferred delivery over a weekend Recommended to be lead by youth with Crew Advisor support

5 ILSC provides skills to help address challenges by Crew’s Leaders Organizing the Crew Planning and organizing activities and meetings Assigning duties to others Planning menus and figuring out food costs Encouraging advancement Guiding a unit’s involvement in problem solving Teaching outdoor, sports, or craft skills Ensuring unit safety during meetings and outings Handling crew finances Helping other Venturers make the most of their own leadership opportunities Encouraging participation

6 Objective of ILSC Give youth a clearer picture of how their position fits in the Crew Help youth understand how they make a difference Give youth additional tools and ideas for their role as leader

7 ILSC Module One – Unit Organization All officers (elected or appointed) attend Held as close to elections as possible Give an introduction to ILSC course Show how ILSC fits into continuum of Training Discuss Crew Organization & officer responsibilities Games to reinforce leadership skills Introduction to “Vision”

8 Purpose of ILSC Provide a foundation of unit level leadership skills that every leader should know Provide consistent look and feel between youth training programs –Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring

9 Continuum of Youth Training Unit Counsel National ILSC

10 National Youth Leadership Training - NYLT 6 day course Venturers (including female) can now attend Must complete ILSC & have Advisor's recommendation Provide youth skills to become an effective unit leader Great program to build units leaderships Youth put on program –Encourage graduates to attend NAYLE to run future NYLT courses Course is built around the life of a unit (Troop/Crew) during typical month –3 Unit (Troop/Crew) Mtgs representing the first 3 weeks in a month Covers: Planning, Leadership Meeting, unit meeting, planning for larger event Meetings examples to make interesting, lively & relevant Leadership requires: Vision, Goals & Planning –4th week - big campout Youth have a LOT of FUN

11 National Advance Youth Leadership Experience - NAYLE National Training presented at the national level –Taught at Philmont 6 day course Expand on what learned in NYLT Venturers (including female) can now attend Personal written commitment to apply Skill, ability, & motivation to be a dynamic/effective leader Uses elements of the Philmont Ranger Training Uses advanced Search & Rescue skills Teaches leadership, teamwork and the lessons of selfless service Unforgettable backcountry wilderness experience Develops leadership & teamwork skills

12 Crew Officer Positions - Common President –Conducts meetings –Supervises officers –Represents crew Vice President of Administration –Manages membership and advancement records –Leads membership recruitment (including supervising Crew Guides and Den Chiefs) –Responsible for the crew in the President’s absence Vice President of Program –Plans calendar –Supervises Activity Chairs –Provides meeting program Secretary (sometimes known as Vice President of Communications) –Manages communication tools (Webmaster) –Maintains crew records (Historian/minutes) Treasurer (sometimes known as Vice President of Finance) –Oversees crew money earning –Accounts for crew funds and property (inc. Quartermaster and Librarian) Activity Chair –Appointed by Crew President and Vice President of Program –Responsible for planning and execution of specific activity

13 Crew Officer Positions - other Crew Guide –Appointed by Crew President and Vice President of Administration –Liaison to any membership resource pool (Troop, Team, Club, Post, Crew, etc.) –Mentor and host to new Venturers Quartermaster –Appointed by Crew President and Treasurer –Maintains crew property (including storage, inventory, maintenance, and acquisition) Historian –Appointed by Crew President and Secretary –Creates, preserves, and shares records (news, photos, videos, memorabilia) Webmaster (example of the kind of leadership positions a crew might define for itself) –Appointed by Crew President and Secretary –Maintains the crew website, and any e-tools used by the crew Librarian (example of the kind of leadership positions a crew might define for itself) –Appointed by Crew President and Treasurer –Establishes crew library –Maintains system to check literature in and out Den Chief –Appointed by Crew President and Vice President of Administration –Assists Cub Scout Den Leader to operate den –Liaison to Cub Scout den Crew Member –Participates in meetings and activities –Periodically serves as Activity Chair –Recruits new members

14 Adult Positions – most visible Crew Advisor –Upholds chartered organization and BSA standards –Mentor and role model for Venturers –Works with Crew President –Facilitates training for officers –Supervises Associate Advisors Associate Advisor –Assists Crew Advisor –Works with assigned Officer Consultant (may or may not be a Scouter; may be a professional for hire) –Recruited by Crew Committee for a specific activity –Assists Activity Chair in planning and executing a specific activity or activities

15 Adult Positions – less visible Committee Chair –Supervises Advisor and Committee Members –Recruits and approves Advisors and Committee Members Committee Member –Serve as resource to crew –Work with assigned officer –Recruits consultants Chartered Organization Representative –Liaison between crew and chartering organization –Recruits crew committee; approves Advisors and Committee Members –Participates in district leadership Institutional Head or Executive Officer –Head of Chartering Organization (may or may not be a Scouter)

16 Crew Committee Advisor Associate Advisor Administration Associate Advisor Program Sponsoring Organization Consultants President Vice President Administration Vice President Program Treasurer Committee Chair Secretary Activity Chairs Venturing Crew Organization

17 Vision vision is critical to success in any job or project Knowing what success looks like to see if you reach it A crew’s vision is something developed & shared by all members –Identifies where the Crew is “going” –What it wants to accomplish Vision more thoroughly in Module 3 –Think about a vision of success in your new job, as well as that for the crew.

18 Balloon Toss Write responsibilities to run crew on balloons Hand balloon to President one at a time How many can he handle?

19 Balloon Toss - continued Write responsibilities to run crew on balloons Hand balloon to President one at a time How many can he handle? Add all your officers to the exercise Hand balloon to President one at a time President hands balloons to right officer How many can the team handle?

20 Balloon Toss - continued Reflection What did we learn?

21 Youth-Led Crew Discussion: Briefly discuss leadership in Venturing and in Scouting and the value of the youth led crew

22 Yurt Circle game Must have an even number of participants Join hands and expand the circle outward to arm’s length Spread their feet to shoulder width Count off by twos SLOWLY: –(without bending at the waist and without moving their feet) –"ones" to lean in toward the center of the circle –"twos" to lean out Now reverse lean - SLOWLY

23 Yurt Circle game - continued Reflection What did we learn?

24 Crew Officer’s Meeting Discussion: Discuss the Officer’s Meeting in your crew

25 Helium Stick game 2 lines facing each other–arm’s length apart Hold out 2 index fingers at chest height Place a light rigid stick on the fingers (tent pole, bamboo, PVC,…) –No grasping stick or curling fingers Absolutely critical not to loose contact with stick Now lower stick to the ground as a group

26 Helium Stick - continued Reflection What did we learn?

27 Leadership Discussion: Ask the Venturers to define leadership

28 Leadership - contined Did you cover? Teamwork Using each other’s strengths Not trying to do it all yourself Doing what you said you’d do Being reliable Keeping each other informed Being responsible Caring for others Delegating Setting the example Praising in public; criticizing in private Leading yourself

29 Key Leader Attributes Keep Your Word Be Fair to all Be a Good Communicator Be Flexible Be Organized Delegate Set an Example Be Consistent Give Praise Ask for Help

30 Willow in the Wind game Stand shoulder to shoulder in a circle One person (the "faller") standing rigid –(arms crossed with elbows on chest and fingertips at shoulders) and trusting in the center –Remaining rigid –Center person falls slowly in any direction Circle people redirect the faller's impetus to another arc of the circle. Continue in a gentle fashion until the center person is relaxing (but remaining rigid) Change Venturers in the center until everyone has had an opportunity.

31 Wind in the Willow-continue Reflection What did we learn?

32 ILSC Module Two Tools of the Trade Three Core Topics –Communications –Planning –Trainer’s EDGE

33 ILSC - Communications Discussion Game/Reflection – Telephone Game Game/Reflection – The Whole Picture Sende r Message Receive r

34 Telephone Game Get in a straight line (ideally 6-10 people) Leader will whisper a phrase in the first ear Each person will whisper the next when he heard Last person will tell everyone what he heard

35 Telephone Game - Continued Reflection What did we learn?

36 The Whole Picture Game Leader looks one of the sample pictures Each student has paper & pencil Leader crisply tells each student what to draw At the end, everyone shares pictures including leader what he was describing

37 The Whole Picture Game - Continued Reflection What did we learn?

38 Planning Is really just thinking ahead Ask questions Come up with answers The more questions and answers you come up with ahead of time, the smoother the activity will go

39 Service Project Exercise On a Saturday, six weeks from now, the Crew will conduct a service project at a local city park. The project involves: Installing 50 feet of Split rail fence around a tree (to protect it) Removing old plants and undergrowth from a nearby area (approximately 500 square feet in area) Laying down weed block in the cleared area Spreading six cubic yards of mulch in the area just cleared and under the fenced in tree Planting small plants and shrubs in a small garden in a third area nearby

40 Service Project Exercise Lay out plans for Service Project –22 people –3 projects –Plan what equipment needed –How to get, use & allocation people

41 Service Project - Continued Reflection What did we learn?

42 Edge Four Step Process –Explain –Demonstrate –Guide –Enable

43 Use EDGE in one of: How to build/fold a paper airplane How to properly fold the US flag How to tie a knot How to perform a basic first aid activity How to toss a small object into a coffee can from a short distance How to properly lace up a hiking boot (or tie a shoe)

44 Edge - Continued Reflection What did we learn?

45 ILSC Module 3 – Leadership & Teamwork Discussion of Teams & Stages of Development Review & discuss Venturing Oath & Law Game/Reflect – Integrity Conclusion - Be a Servant Leader Vision Course Wrap-up

46 Teams Discussion: What do we mean by “teams”? Teams can be a temporary or permanent –Give examples of each in your Crew Teams work for a common goal

47 Effective Teams Common Purpose Interdependence Appropriate Roles, Structure & Process Leadership and Competence Team Climate Performance Standards Clarity and Understanding of Boundaries

48 Stages of Team Development Discussion: –Stages of teams same as individuals –Teams have natural ups & downs –For new leaders, 2 important factors: Skill level & enthusiasm

49 Stages of Team Development Starting out (skills are low; enthusiasm is high) Becoming discouraged (skills and enthusiasm are low) Making progress (skills and enthusiasm are rising) Finding success (skills and enthusiasm are high)

50 Stages of Team Development Discussion: How can a leader assist their team through these Stages of Team Development?

51 Inclusion Discussion: –Why is it important to get everyone involved? –Does everyone bring the same skill & perspective? –How can you leverage each team member?

52 Potato Game Distribute one uncooked baking potato to each participant. Take a minute to get to know their potato. Introduce their potato to the group, pointing out its unique size, shape, and other characteristics Collect all potatoes in a bag Redistribute one potato to each person Everyone try to find their own original potato

53 Potato Game-continue Reflection What did we learn?

54 Integrity Game Part 1 Count out 2 cookies or candies for each student, then add 1-4 extra Don’t let students see you do this Put try out & tell students that they may take 2 pieces anytime during the session as a reward for their participation.

55 Venturing Oath Discuss each phrase As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world.

56 Venturing Code As a Venturer, I believe that America’s strength lies in our trust in God and in the courage, strength, and traditions of our people. I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a personal sense of honor in my own life. I will treasure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and enrich it. I will recognize the dignity and worth of all humanity and will use fair play and goodwill in my daily life. I will acquire the Venturing attitude that seeks the truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers of our changing world.

57 A Venturing Leader is: Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent

58 Integrity Game Part 2 Hopefully you did Part 1 at the beginning of the module Count how many cookies/candies Did each student only take up to 2 pieces? Truth is key in leadership positions

59 Integrity Game Reflection What did we learn?

60 Servant Leadership (Advisor leads this section) Discussion: lead a discussion of why Venturers should choose to be leaders

61 Servant Leadership Need to Listen Achieve Consensus Set/Maintain Standards Serve their Customer

62 Servant Leadership (Advisor leads this section) Reflection What did we learn?

63 Crew’s Vision Take this time to write or review your Crew’s Vision How will you use what you learned in this course to your Crew’s benefit

64 ILSC Wrap-Up Congratulations on your new position Thank you for attending today


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