Re: DE Turnover
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Fri, 11 Feb 1994 13:40:14 -0600
> In the district that I am in, we have had the same excellent DE for the last
> 10 years. So yes I would think that having 6 in a period of 10 years is a
> little too much turnover.
The professional moves positions every 3 years, if he wants to progress up the c
areer ladder. A D.E. who sits in one district for longer than that is held ther
e for a reason, and that reason is generally that he can not make it to the next
level. Professionals are required to attempt relocation every 3 years, and I h
ave aided many D.E.s in their 3 year resume update that go to region.
The district I was in in Chicago Area has had the same D.E. for the past 6 years
. However ----he USED to be a field director in Ohio --- he USED to be a progr
am director and an asst. scout executive -- one has to wonder why he is now in a
D.E. position (the entry level for the profession) -- but then, they are just p
acing it until he retires (1 more year).
So -- from the professional viewpoint -- a professional sitting in a d.e. postio
n for over the 3 to 6 year period is not good for his career. However, it usual
ly makes a strong district -- change of D.E.s and KEY 3 is what makes the world
hard to develop at the district level.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City