Commissioner training opportunities
Date: October 3rd 14:00 - October 3rd 15:30
Do you want to develop your skills and knowledge as a commissioner? Look for training opportunities here.
Commissioners have an important role to play and we know it can be challenging at times and knowing where to find support can make all the difference. Other commissioners and trainers are full of helpful support and knowledge so this page is dedicated to signposting you to the training opportunities available. Most sessions are currently held virtually although some are returning face to face. You’ll have the chance to learn from and with other commissioners and hopefully be inspired.
You asked, we listened
Following the success of our commissioner induction sessions trial, we will be holding more. Commissioner induction sessions are for commissioners new to their role and can be attended in any order. The next one is
- Commissioner induction session 2, Wednesday 29 September, 7:30 – 9pm (waiting list spaces only) We’ll be holding more in January so watch this page for more details when they are available.
Finding and welcoming volunteers
As Girlguiding recovers from the pandemic, we are offering training sessions to equip you to recruit new volunteers. We’ll also point you to resources to support your local area with recruitment and offering a warm welcome to new members. These sessions will be held on the following dates:
- Sunday 3 October 2021, 2pm – 3:30pm
- Monday 8 November 2021, 7.30pm – 9pm
- Wednesday 12 January 2022, 7:30pm – 9pm
Still hungry for more opportunities?
Did you know Girlguiding offers training via the learning opportunities tab in GO? It’s worth sharing with members in your area as there is a wide range of subjects relevant to all roles. Commissioners might be interested in:
- Risking business for commissioners
- Growth: recruiting adults
- Doing our best
- Promoting guiding
Level 4 Safe Space
All commissioners and commissioner mentors require Safe Space Level 4. This needs renewing every five years so your role is likely to finish at this point. You’ll then only need to renew if you take on another commissioner role. Girlguiding will contact you if you require this Level of Safe Space and offer you a range of opportunities. If you’d like to contact them about this training, you can do so on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region and county calendar
Finally, one further place to look for learning opportunities is in our region and county calendar. You’ll find it under member support or by clicking on the link. Not all opportunities are available outside of the organising county but if you see a session you like the sound of, click on the link to go to the event page for more information. You might be able to go on a waiting list or ask your county to deliver a similar session.
If you need support in your role as a commissioner, please do speak to your mentor or another commissioner. Any questions about training sessions can be directed to Events@girlguiding-anglia.org.uk and any other enquiries to email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do for Girlguiding and the difference you make to so many girls and young women’s lives.