Training Day 2021

Saturday 6 February 2021, with sessions starting at 10:30am, 12noon and 1:30pm

The Learning & Development team have put together a fantastic programme of training modules for leaders in this year’s online training sessions.

As well as a programme overview and showing how it works in practice, the team will deliver hints and tips for meetings online and socially distanced guiding, tailored for each section. They’ll also provide guidance and support on risk assessment and unit accounts.

Leaders can register on as many or as few modules as they’d like.

10:30am

Programme Overview

This session will give an overview of the core Girlguiding programme for new leaders and anyone involved in running unit activities

This session will cover topics (at a summary level) including

  • Unit meeting activities
  • Skills builders
  • Interest badges
  • Programme awards
  • Anniversary badges
  • Handbooks and badgebooks
  • Recording girls’ progress

Note: this session is the same as the one delivered nationally.

More hints and tips for Rainbow meetings online

This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Rainbow leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment

Topics covered will include:

  • What are the administration requirements
  • Hints and tips for structuring the meeting
  • Quick activities
  • Adapting unit meeting activities and skills builder activities

Plus an opportunity to ask questions

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

More hints and tips for Brownie meetings online

This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Brownie leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment

Topics covered will include:

  • What are the administration requirements
  • Hints and tips for structuring the meeting
  • Quick activities
  • Adapting unit meeting activities and skills builder activities

Plus an opportunity to ask questions

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

Socially distanced guiding for Guides and Rangers

This air and share session will enable participants to share hints, tips and ideas, as well as ask questions and seek advice and support

An opportunity for an informal chat about socially distanced guiding for Guides and Rangers – indoors and outside. Share with other leaders what has worked, and what hasn’t – and chat through issues and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

12 noon

Programme planning

How to create a balanced and varied, girl-led unit programme enabling all girls in the unit to fulfil their potential

This session will explore why a unit programme plan is necessary, and help you put together an effective plan ensuring that the girls are fully involved in the activity choices; and that the five essentials are considered.

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

More hints and tips for Guide meetings online

This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Guide leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment

Topics covered will include:

  • What are the administration requirements
  • Hints and tips for structuring the meeting
  • Quick activities
  • Adapting unit meeting activities and skills builder activities

Plus an opportunity to ask questions

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

More hints and tips for Ranger meetings online

This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Ranger leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment

Topics covered will include:

  • What are the administration requirements
  • Hints and tips for structuring the meeting
  • Quick activities
  • Adapting unit meeting activities and skills builder activities

Plus an opportunity to ask questions

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

Risky business for unit leaders

This session will provide specific guidance and support to help unit leaders assess and manage risk, and how to complete risk assessments

Topics covered will include:

  • What is a hazard and what is a risk?
  • Risk assessment – what might happen
  • How to identify and reduce the risk of harm before an activity takes place
  • How to dynamically identify and reduce the risk of harm during an activity

This modules explores realistic scenarios throughout to help leaders put the learning into context.

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

1:30pm

The programme in practice

How do we adjust the Girlguiding programme delivery to meet our unique unit circumstances?

This session will explore what makes a unit unique and how we might need to adjust elements of the programme delivery to help girls fulfil their potential, by using a number of examples of challenges faced by different units.

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

Introduction to managing unit accounts

This session is for anyone responsible for looking after the unit accounts

The session will specifically look at the Girlguiding accounts pack, but the principles and skills are transferable to all methodologies of recording accounts.

Topics covered will include budgeting, maintaining good records and the requirements set out by Girlguiding for managing unit accounts.

Note: this session is the same as the nationally delivered training module

Socially distanced guiding for Rainbows and Brownies

This air and share session will enable participants to share hints, tips and ideas, as well as ask questions and seek advice and support

An opportunity for an informal chat about socially distanced guiding for Rainbows and Brownies – indoors and outside. Share with other leaders what has worked, and what hasn’t – and chat through issues and challenges in a safe and supportive environment.