I too went to TDC this past weekend, as a participant. As I read
the first question I began to chuckle. The group I was in had the
same reaction, but we were given a logical answer that caused us to
re-think the purpose of the 500.
Normally I would snip and cut but in this instance I think I will
keep the original and answer each question after it is asked.
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> Our council held a Trainer Development Conference this past
Saturday. I was a presenter for one of the sessions, and will be co-
chairing the event next year. We had a few hitches, but by and large
it went well. I have a few questions to pose to the list:
> 1.) How long do you give for the BSA 500 quiz after each session?
We had one team get very upset because they thought 60 seconds wasn't
nearly enough time.
As I mentioned above we had the same question. We were told everyone
was having the same problem. As we went along it became apparent teh
questions were intended to cause us to think. It was also fun.
> 2.) How many particpants do you run through at one time? We had 18
in our session. It was a bit crowded due to space, but I think we
could have handled more in a larger area.
If I recall there were 23 students at our course. We had plenty of
room and there was no problem.
> 3.) How long does the entire course take for you? We had a
difficult time staying on schedule, while we finished on time, we
were really rushed, and we used lunch and breaks to make up time.
Lunch was a quick affair. Our breaks were fairly short as well. At
first I thought more time was needed but I as we came to an end I was
ready to go. The day began at 8 AM and ended about 4-4:30 PM. The
only way I could see adding time would be to make a 2 day course. I
could that being problematic as well. Can those taking the course
afford 2 days? Would the course become too slow and bog down? I
don't know for sure. I do know I would have had a problem getting 2
days in a row to attend.
> 4.) How often do you hold a TDC? We've been doing it once a year,
but I'd like to see it done twice a year.
I am not positive but I think the course was only offered 1 time per
year here as well.
> 5.) Do you always have it in the same location? We have a pretty
large council geographically. Some people had to drive nearly three
I am in an urban area. There are several councils in the area. I
would be willing to guess like some other courses only offered once a
year it would be possible to go to one offered at another location.
Again I am not positive, but it would make sense.
> 6.) Any other suggestions?
If there is any way to provide most of the information in the
powerpoint presentation or other visual aids to the participants at
the end of the day it would help. Several of us, myself included,
missed a few things while scrawling notes. If the participants were
told this would be provided it would help and might speed things up a
little. As an alternative if there was a way to review or see these
again to allow corrections or completion of notes already taken that
might be helpful.
Now I have the information. What I need now is practice and
> Annemarie Sharp
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