Re: Manditory Training
Timothy J O'Leary (tjo@CPTCHR.AFIP.MIL)
Wed, 16 Jul 1997 16:03:41 -0700
It takes a lot to get leaders to training.
1. The program has to be really good. People won't go to training unless
other leaders, who have taken the training, say it is worthwhile.
2. It can't be boring. The material for both Cub and BS basic training
is pretty dry in places - so the traning staff has to "liven it up."
3. It has to be convenient for the trainees, and not too duplicative.
Our District had a supplemental training which covered material also
available at PowWow. Foks that could doone, chose the latter. I think
they made the right decision, evn though I was staff for the District
There are lots of worthwhile things competing for our volunteers most
precious resource - their time. To get them to give us that resource, we
must have a great producthat's convenient for the potential trainee, and
that we market well. If we fail in any of these three areas, the voluneer
will be doing something else while we're waiting for him/her to show
Timothy J. O'Leary
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City