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Commissioner training opportunities

Date: January 12th 19:30 - January 12th 21:00

Venue: Various

01/12/2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Various

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, there are two different sessions which can be attended in any order. 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. At the minute, we’ve got just one more of these available:

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 three years so your role is likely to finish at this point. 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

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 and any other enquiries to

Thank you for all you do for Girlguiding and the difference you make to so many girls and young women’s lives.