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 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:
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 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 this course of NYLT at Camp Wolfeboro. 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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