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Leadership Summit in Denver

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Date:
Sat Sep 16, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch
Category:
Volunteer Training
Level:
Adults
Region:
Denver Metro
 

Registration End Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Cost: $15

Join us for this new volunteer learning conference! Enjoy a featured keynote speaker, new enrichment trainings and opportunities for networking with fellow volunteers. Check your required trainings such as Program Level 101s off your list or take your volunteering to the next level with networking and enrichments.

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

Schedule

8:00a-8:45a - Registration and Displays

9:00a-12:00p - First Class

12:00p-1:15p - Lunch & Networking

1:30p-3:00p - Second Class

3:15p-4:45p - Third Class

Class Offerings

9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Program Level 101 (Daisy 101, Brownie 101, Junior 101, Older Girl 101, Multi-Level 101)

Required for new troop leadership team members and strongly recommended for all volunteers working with girls at this level. Program Level 101 is your ticket to a super successful troop! Connect with 100+ years of Girl Scouting experience and find the right resources to jump start the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Get hands-on with Journeys and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, and learn how to plan and partner with your girls and network of support to make the troop experience meaningful and fun.

GS201: Take It To the Next Level: Girl Led

Does spending less time planning for your troop and more time having fun with your girls sound good to you? Get prepared to let go and start letting your girls lead the troop. This class will explore best practices for collaborative decision making; provide hands-on activities and networking that will help leaders implement a successful Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Highly recommended for all experienced leaders.

Gold Award Training

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Learn about the requirements, council procedures, and tips on making your Gold Award experience successful and rewarding. As of October 1, 2015 this training is mandatory for anyone interested in earning the Gold Award. Leaders, co-leaders, and parents are encouraged to attend. We encourage you to take notes.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch & Networking

Lunch will be provided, and we will set up tables with discussions on several topics so that you have the chance to network with your fellow Girl Scouts.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Girl Scout Songs & Games

​Do your girls have energy to burn? Learn how to teach them fun songs and games with a Girl Scout twist. A great singing voice isn't required to teach your girls the tradition of song.

Communication Strategies for the Savvy Volunteers

Tired of hearing from your parents or volunteers that they haven't seen your last email? Fed up with communicating and communicating and still not reaching your audience? This class is great for both troop leaders and Service Units. Learn effective communication strategies - including tips, tricks, and tools. This class will be more beneficial for volunteers that can work their way around the Internet and feel comfortable with basic software or Internet-based resources.

Engaging Families & Troop Agreements

Parents and guardians are part of Girl Scouting too! Share ideas and discuss how families should/can be active in your troop. And Learn how to use Troop Agreements as an effective Girl Scout tool to set expectations and build a positive troop environment.​

Money Earning Opportunities for Older Girls

Learn about money earning opportunities that connect with existing Girl Scouts of Colorado program.  Money earning decision making and planning activities “tips and tricks” will be shared along with Fall & Cookie Sale strategies.

Highest Awards & Take Action

This training is the perfect opportunity to connect with other troop leaders about successful service projects and learn how to let girls take the lead in making a difference in their community with “Take Action” projects that girls will complete in their Journeys, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects. We will also review the general requirements of the Highest Awards.​

Volunteer Toolkit & New Journeys and Badges

The new journeys and badges content is available to you through the Volunteer Toolkit. Join us as we demonstrate the enhanced features of the myGS Volunteer Toolkit, while we also highlight the new journeys and badges in Outdoor Skills, Engineering, Computer Science, and Outdoor STEM. Learn how to make the most of the features in VTK to plan activities, earn badges, and complete journeys with the girls in your troop, and where to find the resources in VTK that support all that you set out to do!

Girl Scout History & Traditions Wide Game

Chance to get moving and explore Girl Scout History and Traditions through a series of information and activity stations created and supported by our GSCO History Committee.

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Troop Management...Simplified

​Ever feel a little overwhelmed by your troop activities? Don't worry, it happens! Whether you are a new leader or have many years of experience, this class will go over best practices for simplifying your troop management. From fun ways to more efficiently manage troop meetings to keeping track of badges and projects to proven methods to deal with troop finances and money earning, you will come away from this course with ideas that you can immediately implement in your troop. Be prepared to share your own tips and tricks and to learn from both the course content and fellow attendees!

Finding the Global in Girl Scouts

Did you know Girl Scouts are part of a growing international sisterhood with members in 146 countries?  This course will introduce participants to the global world of Girl Scouting including what are World Thinking Day and WAGGGS complete with ways to introduce them to girls.

What to do in a Pinch… Always Keep Something Up Your Sleeve!

Girl Scout leaders are prepared and ready for anything! Did that planned activity take less time than you expected.  Now what?!  Learn fun time fillers that require little or no equipment or materials. ​

Making Your Older Girl Troop Great

​Congrats! Your troop has made it to middle and/or high school!  How girl-led changed within your troop?  What new roles can the girls take on as they move up in Girl Scouts?    Network with other leaders on turning your troop's leadership over to the girls.  Learn tips and tricks to aid in the girls' success. This peer learning session is designed for leaders of troops bridging to Juniors and up.

Power Up: Clique Proofing Your Troop

In this high-energy, interaction session, volunteers will learn practical ways to build a positive, clique-free culture in their troops and make the Girl Scout experience the best it can be for the whole troop!

Volunteer Toolkit & New Journeys and Badges

The new journeys and badges content is available to you through the Volunteer Toolkit. Join us as we demonstrate the enhanced features of the myGS Volunteer Toolkit, while we also highlight the new journeys and badges in Outdoor Skills, Engineering, Computer Science, and Outdoor STEM. Learn how to make the most of the features in VTK to plan activities, earn badges, and complete journeys with the girls in your troop, and where to find the resources in VTK that support all that you set out to do!

Girl Scout History & Traditions Wide Game

Chance to get moving and explore Girl Scout History and Traditions through a series of information and activity stations created and supported by our GSCO History Committee.