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 The signs of trouble brewing may be small—someone becoming withdrawn and quiet, for example.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 this NYLT course at Camp Wolfebor. 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 Scouts, Mt. 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.
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