SCOUTS SA ANNUAL REPORT 2016 LEADER DEVELOPMENT John Derbyshire Assistant Chief Commissioner The common goal of every Adult in Scouting must be to ensure “that the greatest number of young people enjoy the best Scouting experience possible. Adult volunteers are the heart of Scouting. To guarantee that we achieve our goal all Adults in Scouting require, and benefit from, appropriate Training and Development. Our Branch, in accordance with Nationally developed guidelines and policies, provides a comprehensive program of Adult Training and Development that builds on existing skills and knowledge while promoting new competencies. 15 This year has seen significant change to the manner in which we deliver Gilwell based training and award Vocational Education Training (VET) qualifications. Our Branch Training team is now only responsible for the delivery of training. The Adult Training and Development (AT&D) Team is a completely separate entity from the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT) with SAIT — in its role as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) — being responsible for all VET related assessment. Some elements of our training can, of course, still count towards externally recognised qualifications — this being achieved by an individual Leader’s application for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) supported by the completed attachments that make-up the respective Basic or Advanced training folders. The dedicated members of the Branch Training Team have not only coped with an array of significant changes but have also continued to deliver first class training to Leaders that not only ensures our overall goal is achieved but also that Leaders attending training enjoy their learning experience. I express heartfelt thanks to all members of our Training Team for a difficult job, extremely well done. All Training Team Members look forward to continuing to assist Adults in Scouting provide peerless Scouting experiences for youth. This can, in part, be achieved through the continued provision of excellent levels of Adult Training that accords with all established Adult Learning Principles.
Scouts SA Annual Report 2016
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