Is being a better Commissioner one of your 2013 resolutions? If so, then don’t miss this opportunity for improving your skills, knowledge, and abilities. As commissioners we should view learning as an important part of our Scouting lives... every day, every week, every month, every year. Nationally developed courses, resource materials, and training recognition provide the structure for being a better Commissioner. It is Denver Area Council's mission to provide quality Commissioner Training. Start the New Year off right. Register now for the 2013 Commissioner College…it’s only a one day commitment.
Deadline: January 30, 2013
When registering, please be sure to register for one classes in each period you are interested in attending prior to proceding to the confirmation and payment page.
An overview of commissioner service and the single most important resource - The Commissioner Fieldbook.
Review a proven plan for reregistering Scouting units on time with minimal loss in membership and leaders. Learn the role of the commissioner to facilitate and achieve on-time charter renewal.
Presents important qualities of commissioner diplomacy, a concept of "exceptional service", thoughts about "roots and wings", service recovery, and explains how to remove a volunteer.
Techniques for building a strong Commissioner – Professional Team.
BSA's leadership and membership reflects the demographic character of our nation. Commissioners can use diversity to make Scouting stronger and more effective.
Basic methods for saving the life of a unit before it self-destructs.
How to log on and track your unit visits and how the information is vital to assessing commissioner service in the district and council.
An overview of the unit budget plan, who pays for Scouting at all levels, a variety of successful unit money-earning projects, and how to help units with special financial needs.
This bread-and-butter session for all administrative commissioners covers the steps of recruiting commissioners, group recruiting techniques, and sources of prospects.
This session helps Commissioners tailor their service to sparsely populated rural areas, with practical methods for recruiting rural adults and working with rural units.
An open discussion of a topic only recently put in print. The session provides a variety of practical guidelines on this sensitive topic.
This session provides an overview of the Commissioner's role in ensuring units get the most out of their long-term camp experience. This course is a prerequisite for serving as a camp commissioner at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa.
Learn how Scouting is used as an integral component in the youth program of the LDS church.
What is new in the area of advancement? Learn about the various changes and updates in the advancement program, particularly for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Eagle Scout candidates. Examine these changes from a Commissioner's perspective: how are they affecting units, and how can we help them cope?
This session introduces the participants to the thesis project, discusses what constitutes a good thesis or research topic, and helps them select their general thesis topic.
Learn from others on the best way to avoid the “pitfalls” and the best way to accomplish your goal.
Learn more about the relationship between the commissioner and the professional. How the two can work closely together to reach a common goal of providing quality service to units.
Reaching the Next Multicultural Generation is most important to carry on the BSA movement. The main objective of the this unit is to gain a better understanding of the needs and desires of African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and Asian American populations in relation to their participation in youth organizations in general and the Boy Scouts of America in particular.
Learn how the Unit Journey to Excellence builds to the requirements for the District and how important it is.
This session will assist the commissioner in analyzing the source and cause of the conflict, identify the tools to help mediate conflict, learn how to apply the tools to specific situations, and become a stronger role model for both leaders and youth.