ScoutsTT recently hosted a group of commissioners and leaders from the Inter-American Region for a Train the Trainer level one course. Held at Grace Communion Church in Arima, the course ran from April 4th-9th 2016 and included a total of fifteen participants from St. Vincent, Guyana, Aruba, Curacao, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The level one training is the first part of the Train the Trainer programme. Its purpose is to equip leaders with the necessary skills to become members of the training teams in their respective NSOs. After becoming trainers, there are further levels of training available to enhance their skills.
The presenters were: Ralf Dillman and Jesus Arenas from the Inter-American Office in Panama, Zaida Joaquin from Guyana, Heinrich Hessen from Aruba, Daniel Corsen from Curacao, and Roger Berkeley and Ron Richardson from Trinidad and Tobago.
Training Design and Evaluation, Adult Learning, and Training Methodologies for Adults were some of the modules presented in sessions which included role plays, presentations, and group discussions. The sessions were interactive and allowed the participants, which included a doctor, lawyer, teachers, and Human Resource Manager, to share their professional and Scouting experiences.
This training session was made possible by ScoutsTT’s own Vivian Kangalee, Deputy National Scout Commissioner for Training and Adult Resources who served as the local administrator and coordinator.