4816RE: [Scouter_T] Re:TDC - Training Etiquette
- Mar 1, 2005This is MARVELOUS stuff! Being obvious doesn't mean it's being DONE!
Can't wait for the final summary.
One of my pet peeves is a training course where the trainers talk about
being available for further help and support (IMHO, they should always
be), then don't provide any contact information.
Vulcan Cub Training Coordinator
Greater Alabama Council
From: Ken Walker [mailto:Ken.Walker@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 11:53 AM
Subject: [Scouter_T] Re:TDC - Training Etiquette
This is a GREAT IDEA. No matter how experienced we are, it NEVER hurts
cover this stuff.
I'll take a shot. Much of this is "Training 101", but it falls into
"appropriate behaviors", so it kinda fits. Also, some of the ideas apply
the trainer(s) (making the presentation), and some applies to "the rest
the staff" (watching the presentation).
Much of this is obvious, but we don't always do the obvious, so I'm
it anyway. LOL
For the Trainer:
1) Be in CORRECT uniform (duh!)
2) Be ready to start 15 mins early
3) Circulate and greet attendees as they arrive, and introduce yourself
5) Try to remember the folks you meet (by name)
6) Pay attention to your audience - FOCUS on them.
7) Stick to the course material and refrain from sharing your "opinion"
BSA programs, policies & guidelines.
8) Know your material, but have backup notes, and don't be afraid to
reference them in a pinch.
9) If you don't know the answer, don't bluff. Say you will find out and
back to them. Then make sure you do!
10) Praise publically, critique privately (in general)
Obviously, you need to correct misinformation related to BSA policies
guidelines - eg a violation of youth protection requirements.
For the rest of the Staff:
1) Be in CORRECT uniform (again, duh!)
2) Circulate and greet attendees as they arrive, and introduce yourself
4) OBSERVE, and don't interfere unless called upon.
5) Be seated, be still, be silent, be attentive, be prepared to help if
In short, "Set the Example". There's no worse example than a staffer
misbehaving in the back of the room.
Now - one request - when you summarize the feedback and create your
presentation, will you share with all of us?
T-259, Plano, TX
Great Plains District
Circle Ten Council
Chris Finnegan asked:
>For subscription and delevery options send a message to:
> I've been tasked with developing a section for our upcoming TDC
> regarding Training Etiquette.
> Primarily this is to establish some ground rules such as: "don't
> interject your own comments into someone elses presentation",
> appearance, etc.
> I'd be curious to see if anyone else has done anything like this or
> has some guidelines already established.
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