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What’s happening at NYLT: Day-1 Orientation

NYLT Day One Orientation
NYLT Day One – Orientation

What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-1 Orientation

This is Day-1 Orientation of 87 participants by our 18 youth staff to our National Youth Leader Training course. The day is filled with Orientation Trail, learning how to communicate; how to develop goals and visions for your team; and how to develop and present a campfire program.

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program
Ken_Strongman_003smAbout the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of this NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
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What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-0 Setting Up Day

NYLT Day Zero
NYLT Day Zero – setting up

Setting Up NYLT at Camp Wolfeboro

This is Day-0, Setting up day, of the first week of our National Youth Leader Training course. The Staff arrived Saturday to finish setting up the course.

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program

Ken_Strongman_003smAbout the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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Conflict Resolution Mediation Speaking & Training

Teaching youth how to resolve conflicts.

Teaching youth how to resolve conflicts.

I’m privileged to be an adult staff member for a National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course.  It is a very satisfying experience and a lot of fun.  One key topic on the course is how to resolve conflicts as a leader.  This blog is adapted from this course.

Leading the youth through this necessary topic allows me to bring my professional expertise in settling disputes to the more practical issues of conflict resolution.   The course can be applied to any situation as a young person or adult.

The learning objectives of the conflict resolution course are:

  1. Know and articulate several ways that good leadership can minimize conflict.
  2. Understand how the acronym E.A.R.  can be used as a tool for resolving conflicts (Express, Address, Resolve).
  3. Use several communications skills important for resolving conflicts
  4. Know when, as a leader, the resolution of a conflict is beyond your expertise and how to seek help in resolving the conflict.

Ken StrongmanAbout the Author: Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator.  He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment.  He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.

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Don’t be afraid of anger – angry people can’t lie.

don't be afraid
Don’t be afraid.

Don’t be afraid of anger – angry people can’t lie.

The first step to resolve any conflict is to defuse anger.  But do not be afraid of anger.  An angry person can’t lie because anger is a primitive emotional response.  To lie, you must control your emotions and turn on your intellect.  So when someone is angry, whatever they are telling you contains some truth.  Beware that this does not stop good actors.  A good actor merely appears to be angry as they try to control the situation

There are several reasons for anger:

To vent. An angry person needs to let off steam and release the anger that may have been brewing for a long time.  To resolve the conflict you need to allow this to happen, but try to control it by reframing their issues. 

To get the listener’s attention. An angry person wants to know that you are paying attention.  Use good listening skills to demonstrate that you are paying attention.

To be heard. An angry person wants someone to listen to their point of view.  To resolve the conflict, you need to acknowledge the feelings you hear so that the speaker knows you appreciate how angry they are.

To be understood. An angry person wants someone to appreciate how they feel.  Therefore try to empathize with their experience so that they feel you understand the situation, and acknowledge their ‘right’ to feel the way they do.  This does not mean that you should agree with their justification.  You do want to remain neutral in the conflict and not pick sides.

**For the last decade I’ve been involved with leadership development of tomorrow’s leaders.  Using my expertise, I am training the youth leaders in conflict resolution.  This blog is adapted from my training materials. 

 

Ken StrongmanAbout the Author: Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator.  He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment.  He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.

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What’s happening at Leadership Training – confidence: Day-6

Leadership Staff Completely Trained.
Leadership Staff Completely Trained.

Day-6 of National Youth Leadership Training

This is Day-6 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Returning from their night away, they are putting it all together. They will be sharing their team quests with the troop and their personal visions with their own Scoutmaster before they return home.

 

Objectives

The objectives of National Youth Leadership Training are:

  • Give youth the confidence and knowledge to conduct a youth-run program thus learning life skills
  • Train youth in all aspects of effective leadership, ranging from teaching skills to motivating an organization
  • Guide the youth through the stages of team development
  • Give youth the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other units.
  • Enhancement of the relationship between the youth and adults.
  • Create an environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Experience Scouting at its best.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki

 

About the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at Leadership Camp: Day-5

Final Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms
Final Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms

Day-5 of Leadership Training at NYLT

This is Day-5 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. This is the day they start to put it all together. They learn the best leadership skill – how to lead themselves as they prepare to hike out to their outpost campsite.

What does it mean to lead yourself?

• We often think of a leader as the person out front. The senior patrol leader. The guide. The crew chief showing people the way.
• In leading others, we have a greater responsibility than just to ourselves.
• But before we can lead others well, we need to be able to lead ourselves.
•For now, let’s boil down leading ourselves to answering three questions:
1. Where am I now?
2. Where do I want to be?
3. How do I close the gap between where I am now and where I want to be?

Outpost Leadership

Each patrol puts it all together by locating their outpost campsite and spending the night at a team.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
About the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening @ National Youth Leadership Training: Day-4

Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms
Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms – Ethics

Day-4 of Leadership Training – Ethics

This is Day-4 (Ethics) of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Today the participants are learning how to teach others, resolve conflicts and make ethical decisions.

The Leadership of the Teaching Edge

Explaining: It clarifies the subject for the learner AND for the instructor.

Demonstrating: It allows learners to see as well as hear how something is done.

Guiding: It allows learners to learn by doing.

Enabling: It allows learners to use the skills themselves.

Conflict Resolution Leadership

Even with the best leadership, there are bound to be occasional difficulties between two people, between groups of people, or between one person and a number of others. The signs of trouble brewing may be small—someone becoming withdrawn and quiet, for example. Or the signs may be obvious—shouting, high levels of emotion, etc.

If you are a patrol leader or senior patrol leader, you may be in an official role in which you are expected to step in to resolve a conflict. Or you may simply want to help a couple of your friends work through a disagreement.

Leadership Making Ethical Decisions

If the key element of the mission statement of the BSA is “make ethical choices,” that must be mighty important—so important that we spend plenty of time exploring what it means.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
About the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT Camp Lindblad Today: Day-3 [More Leadership]

Leadership Training
Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms

Day-3 National Youth Leadership Training

This is Day-3 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Today they are spending more time on team development, problem solving as a team and how to be servant leaders. Breaking this down:

Leadership Team Development

“A team is a group of people who share a common vision. They work together to complete goals that will help them realize their shared vision. They support and depend on one another.”

PHASES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

One of the most valuable things to know about teams is that they progress through stages. It’s happening to your JLT patrol right now.

Recognize which stage a team is in—whether it’s a patrol or some other team—and you will have a much better idea of how to move it forward. You can be a far more effective member of the team.

The development of a team occurs in a series of four clear stages:

• Forming
• Storming
• Norming
• Performing

Problem Solving as a Leadership Skill

What happens when things don’t go according to the plan? What does an individual or a group do when roadblocks slow progress toward a goal? Lead the group to this answer:

Problem solving is what you must do when your plan no longer works.

1. Figure out WHAT is causing the problem.
2. Figure out HOW to solve the problem.
3. Figure out WHEN to solve the problem.
4. Figure out WHO will take responsibility.

Servant Leadership

Servant Leaders do not begin with a desire to lead but rather with the desire to serve others.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
About the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT: Day-2 – function as a team

Patrol Leadership Training

This is Day-2 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. The day is filled with more learning how set goal; learn how to function as a team; and how to lead a Scout Worship service.

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program

For more info: National Youth Leadership Training
About the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT: Day-1Orientation

NYLT Day One Orientation
NYLT Day One – Orientation

What’s happening at NYLT Camp Lindblad Today: Day-1

This is Day-1 Orientation of the first week of our National Youth Leader Training course. The day is filled with Orientation Trail, learning how to communicate; how to develop goals and visions for your team; and how to develop and present a campfire program.

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.

NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program
Ken_Strongman_003smAbout the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or re-post without permission.