Register now for one of two important training conferences being held
on October 26 28, 2007 in Rochester, Indiana at the Geneva
** KODIAK and KODIAK X Course Director's Conference
** Powder Horn Course Director's Conference
Your Council is encouraged to take advantage of this common location
and training weekend so that transportation costs can be shared.
Complete information including registration forms can be found at the
Central Region Venturing website: http://www.crventuring.org/
Whether the Venturing specialty you choose is Kodiak/Kodiak X or
Powder Horn, this is the opportunity for you to learn the intricacies
of conducting a successful course. We've recruited a great staff of
experienced Kodiak and Powder Horn course directors and staff members
to cover a wide variety of course planning topics. If your council
is interested in learning more about what either Kodiak/Kodiak X or
Powder Horn are and what it takes to plan a successful course, you
need to join us!
Councils planning for Powder Horn in 2008, definitely need to have
the intended Course Director at this CDC if they have not attended
CDC in 2006 or 2007 since PH CDC attendance by the Course Director
within the previous two years is a course approval prerequisite. Our
experience has shown however, that you will get the most out of the
2007 Powder Horn CDC if you are planning a course in 2009 or beyond.
For Powder Horn, besides the intended Course Director, attendance by
the Assistant Course Directors and Staff Advisor, or other council
supporters is also encouraged.
While CDC participation is not a prerequisite to conduct Kodiak/X,
experience has shown your Kodiak course will be much better by
learning from an experienced Kodiak staff and interacting with CDC
Whether Kodiak/X or Powder Horn; your Council's opportunity for
success is increased when more staff members understand the
underlying concepts in preparing for these programs.
If you believe in the "X" factor of the Venturing program, we need
you to get this information to people that should attend the
conferences (key Venturing volunteers and staff advisors from your
Council, as well as Venturing folks you know from other Councils).
Our hope is to grow exciting Venturing in Central Region, get more
Kodiak/X/Powder Horn courses approved, covering more councils
throughout the region that end up with a successful result. Your help
in promoting these CDC's is one way you can help us do that.
We would really like to know if you or others you recommend have any
interest in attending the CDCs. If you could please let Connie or
Signe know if you are interested or have any leads as soon as
possible we would appreciate it. Even better, it would be great if we
could start seeing some registration forms mailed to the region
office within the next week!
Please do not hesitate to contact us about any aspect of your
Council's Kodiak/X & Powder Horn planning.
Mark your calendars: Friday, October 26 Sunday, October 28, 2007;
two great training opportunities that will bolster your council's
Venturing program will be taking place at the same time and location.
This is going to be an exciting weekend! Besides the nitty gritty for
the programs being presented, we will be planning a Venturing
Roundtable for all participants together to receive an added benefit
from the synergism of the weekend. These CDC's are conducted once a
year in the Central Region. Put together a carload, take a bite out
of gas prices, and add a bonus of team camaraderie by capitalizing on
this Regional training opportunity.
If you are not one who can attend any of these two training
conferences, spread the word and encourage representation from your
Central Region Kodiak Coordinator Connie Elliott
Central Region Powder Horn Coordinator Signe Rogers
Staff Advisor, Joe Vollmer