Re: New Cubmaster search
ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 10:07:03 -0600
>Tim Foreman <TMForeman@AOL.COM> writes:
>>Our Pack is looking for a new Cubmaster, we are having a meeting next week
>>to discuss this. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to go about this
>>search the right way?
Alan Houser added:
>The wrong way is to ask for volunteers, then pick the first hand that goes
>up (does that sound like the voice of experience?).
>Ask your Unit Commissioner (if you have one, otherwise ask your DE) for the
>flyer on Selecting a New Cubmaster. Basically, you select several candidates,
>evaluate them on the criteria in the flyer, then choose the best one, round
>up the committee and say, "We need the best, you're it!"
Having been through the process, I would like to add the following:
Discuss the selection thoroughly with the Charter Organization Rep (and if
he feels it's necessary the Institutional Head) prior to asking any
candidates. These people should be intimately involved in the selection
process. Once a list of candidates are identified (and bought into by the
COR/IH) then start at the top by "offering" the position to the candidates.
Don't ambush a candidate with lots of other people present. If just the COR
and CC approach the candidate privately this can be "face saving" for all
Have a set of reasons (qualifications) specific to the candidate identified.
Use them to explain why you're asking the person to accept the position.
Most of the really good candidates won't accept immediately. Allow them
time to consider. This is after all a volunteer organization. Most of the
good candidates are usually very busy people. If they have legimate
concerns, listen to them and address them with answers. People will take
the position if it is explained why they're being asked and if they feel
they'll have the support of the proper people and enough help that they
won't be the "Lone Ranger"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City