||No Lapse/No Drop
||Explore why units lapse or drop and how to prevent it, and why this is so important.
||Unit and Council Finance
||This class provides an overview of the unit budget plan, who pays for Scouting at all levels from the unit to National, successful unit money-earning projects, and how to help units with special financial needs
||Comissioner Lifesaving I
||This session sets the stage for saving a unit and reviews the basic unit lifesaving steps. Getting to know your units will help you identify when, and how to address issues they face in keeping the units strong and successful.
||Comissioner Lifesaving II
||This is an in-depth continuation of MCS 303, dealing with the seven typical unit “hurry cases.” Your ability to recognize these issues, and prioritize them will assist you and the unit to continue on successfully.
||The best way to strengthen a unit is to strengthen its leadership. Counseling is an effective method in helping unit leaders develop their potential. Even the leader who has completed formal training and has years of experience can benefit from counseling. Where the need for an answer or a solution is not immediate, counseling is preferred over teaching. Effective counseling is one of the most important skills for a commissioner to have.
||Venturing and the Commissioner
||Venturing is one of the basic programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Because as a commissioner you are a key advocate, your commitment to Venturing is essential. Your commitment to good unit service for Venturing crews is vital.
||Commissioners Need Both Head and Heart
||The objective of this session is to help commissioners with at least one or two years of experience reflect on some of the important qualities of good commissioner service (the “head”). The session also provides a variety of inspirational anecdotes for them to share with unit adults as well as other commissioners (the “heart”).
||All About Assistant District Commissioners
||The assistant district commissioner carries a vision of effective Scouting and must communicate that vision through unit commissioners to every unit leader they serve.
ADCs make or break a district’s ability to ensure that every unit receives competent commissioner service. Even the best district commissioner in the council can’t personally train and guide all of the unit commissioners in the district (in a 60-unit district, that’s at least 20 people). So, ADCs are responsible for an assigned share of units in the district, and they supervise the commissioners who serve those units
||Recruiting New Commissioners
||Quality programs flourish and membership grows in a Scouting district only when there is a complete team of quality commissioners.. This avoids overloading the same few volunteers who rarely say no, but who may find it easier to drop out of Scouting than to complain, “That’s enough! I can’t do any more!”
||Orienting, Training, and Recognizing Commissioners
||This session is covers all aspects of commissioner training, including new commissioner orientation, basic training, Arrowhead Honor, the Commissioner’s Key, and continuing education. A variety of classroom techniques are also reviewed. The class is for administrative commissioners (ADCs, DCs, ACCs, and CCs).
||Administration of Roundtables
||Lots of pointers to help you have good quality roundtables, from recruiting staff, evaluating, and financing. Includes the fine points and some case studies.
||Effective Unit Service in Low-income Urban Communities
||This session refers to those urban communities where poverty is a prevailing influence, and where community considerations require refinement and flexibility for volunteer-led packs, troops, crews, and posts to be successful.
||Effective Unit Service in Remote Rural Areas
||Today there is a great variety of rural communities. Some are quite stable, some are experiencing high growth, some have somewhat depressed or static economies and minimal social services, and some are geographically remote. In some, conventional Scouting methods work well. Others aren’t responsive to all of the conventional Scouting methods. This course discusses how to implement a Scouting program in remote rural areas.
||How to Remove a Volunteer
||As a commissioner, you should be prepared to help guide volunteers with how to remove a volunteer. Note: This session will focus on the ineffective volunteer, the person who just isn’t working out. It does not address removing a person for cause or grounds for legal action such as theft, misrepresentation, or committing an immoral act.
||Top 10 Ways to Assure Good Commissioner Service
||Today everyone has their top 10 list, including commissioners. This session is designed to help experienced commissioners review their priorities and – for some of us – to get back to the basics.
This session summarizes key factors in good commissioner service.
||District Commissioner Basics
||The district commissioner recruits, trains, and directs an adequate team of commissioners to assure that all packs, troops, teams, and crews of the district have a quality program so that young people will remain in the Scouting program
||Service to New Units
||The commissioner plays a vital role not only in the creation of new units, but in their continued growth and success. This session looks at the special needs of starting units and how to provide for adequate care.
||Advanced Course in Scouts with Special Needs
||Virtually every unit will experience having a youth who has Special Needs (disAbilities). This course will provide Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can provide a program which provides these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed.
||Using the Commissioner Tools Report
||A primary function of Unit Commissioners is to visit units and record the visits in UVTS. This class will demonstrate how to mine UVTS data to assess the standard of performance for unit visitation for your district, individual units and Unit Commissioners including how to determine the District JTE Gold standard for unit visitations. The class is directed toward administrative commissioners (ADCs, DCs, and ACCs).
||Consider Your Spouse and Family
||This course is intended to assist commissioners in ways to understand and strengthen their marriage and/or family relationships so that Scouting augments rather than detracts from the family and increases their personal happiness and tenure as a commissioner.
||Teaching Kid Control in your Roundtable
||It doesn’t matter if you are a Cub Master, Scoutmaster, or Venturing Adviser the most important part of your job is to keep your youth members engaged and focused on task. There are ways to keep your youth, even those small Tigers under control. This is a class for all leaders that work with youth or teach others that do.