Why not attend our training workshops and expand your knowledge and learn something new? You can use our booking system to book onto our training workshops:
Please visit: https://girlguidinghantswest.org.uk/county-trainings to book the following:
* Commissioner Mentor & Support Clinic: SUPPORTING LEADERS WITH EVENTS
Thursday 14th October, 7.30pm to 9pm at Testwood Guide HQ
The session will include updates for commissioners on the Going Away With qualification process, the REN approval process, planning District/Division events or adult meetings, and who to contact for help and advice. Deadline Friday 8th October 2021.
* Training for all leaders: BECOMING A MENTOR
Saturday 16th October, 10am to 12 noon, online
Want to share your Guiding knowledge with other volunteers? Why not become a mentor? A mentor does not need to be a fountain of all knowledge - just a friendly face who has achieved a Girlguiding qualification and would like to help others do the same!
* Young Leader Training Day
Sunday 17th October, 9.15am to 3.30pm at Chandlers Ford Girlguiding Centre
An opportunity to meet other Young Leaders from across the County and to explore and achieve some of your Young Leadership Qualification. More details are given on the booking form. Closing date for applications is Thursday 30th September 2021.
* Training for all leaders: BEING A MENTOR, FOLLOW-UP TRAINING
19th October, 8th November, 10th November, 7.30pm to 9pm, online
To update mentors who have already completed the Becoming a Mentor training on what's happening within Girlguiding and our county, together with an opportunity to ask questions and share good practice with other mentors. It is recommended you attend at least 2 out of the 3 sessions.
There is a wide variety of trainings on the region's booking site:
See details and book in 'Learning Opportunities' on your GO page.
A Safe Space Level 1 & 2
If you have not yet completed A Safe Space Level 1 & 2 training, why not visit the Girlguiding website and do the e-learning.
Level 1 takes about 20 minutes:
Level 2 is 20 to 25 minutes:
Webinar Training available on GO via Learning Opportunities
There is a good selection of training provided by Girlguiding – I have listed them below and Anne, from Girlguiding Gloucestershire, has created a video to show volunteers how to access the Webinars. It’s available on their You Tube channel https://youtu.be/Eu00D06bGtE
A Safe Space Level 3 You must be 18+ to take part in this session. A 3-hour live session on Zoom to complete your A Safe Space Level 3. You’ll learn about:
Programme Overview This session is to give an overview of the programme for new leaders and anyone involved in unit activities and/or have regular unit contact (e.g. parents, young leaders etc) who want a top-level understanding of the programme.
Programme awards, badges and books This session will introduce new leaders, and anyone involved in regular unit activities (e.g. parents, young leaders etc) to introduce the various programme awards, interest and anniversary badges and explain how they are achieved; and how girls use the badge/record books to record their progress in the Girlguiding programme.
Unit meeting activities and skills builders This session will introduce new leaders, and anyone involved in regular unit activities (e.g. parents, young leaders etc) to unit meeting activities and skills builder and to explain how they are achieved.
The programme in practice This session is aimed for the unit leadership team primarily to share good practice and practical advice for making necessary adjustments to the programme delivery to help girls fulfil their potential.
Getting started with … holding unit meetings online (all sections) This session will provide guidance and support to run effective unit meetings in an online environment
Getting started with … tools for remote meetings This session will provide guidance and support on the selection and use of online meeting tools
More hints and tips for successful Rainbow meetings online This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Rainbow leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment.
More hints and tips for successful Brownie meetings online This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Brownie leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment.
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - more online activities (Rainbows & Brownies) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case more ideas on online activities (Rainbows and Brownies).
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - virtual residentials (Rainbows & Brownies) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case ideas for virtual residentials (Rainbows and Brownies).
More hints and tips for successful Guide meetings online This session will provide specific guidance and support to help Guide leaders run effective unit meetings in an online environment.
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - more online activities (Guides & Rangers) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case more ideas on online activities (Guides and Rangers).
Beyond Scavenger Hunts - virtual residentials (Guides & Rangers) A zoom meeting where leaders from across the organisation will show case ideas for virtual residentials (Guides and Rangers).
Introduction to managing unit accounts This session is for anyone looking after unit accounts. We're specifically looking at the national accounts pack, but the principles and skills are transferable to all methodologies of recording accounts. We'll look at budgeting, maintaining good records and the requirements of managing unit accounts during the session.
Doing our Best - Recognising and Celebrating quality in your unit This session will aim to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Doing Our Best standards and being able to recognise your achievements within the unit.
Growth: Recruiting Adults This session will provide participants with ideas and methods for recruiting more adult volunteers into Girlguiding
Mentoring This session will give you some of the skills and knowledge that are needed as a mentor. This is aimed at leaders who are thinking of becoming a mentor or wanting to refresh on the mentoring process.
Risky Business for Commissioners This session will help commissioners with what to look for when reviewing risk assessments.
Doing Our Best for commissioners - recognising and celebrating quality in units This session will aim to increase your knowledge and understanding of the Doing Our Best standards and to feel comfortable using them with units in your commissioner role.
Girlguiding have updated its website and more information on how the new 6 hour course will now look can be found here https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/making-guiding-happen/learning-and-development/first-aid-training/1st-response-training/
Changes to 1st Response Training
Girlguiding has been working with The Scout Association to bring our 1st Response training in line with other youth organisations and as of 1st November 2020, there will no longer be a two-hour refresher course.
Key details of the new model:
Guidance around acceptable external First Aid qualifications and trainer requirements will also be updated to provide much more clarity.
External First Aid Qualification
A reminder that Lucy and Mary in the Region office are happy to talk to individuals that have gained an external First Aid course. Please contact the office confirming when is a suitable time for the conversation to happen. Once the checklist has been gone through, Lucy and Mary will confirm in writing to the individual (copying in the local Commissioner) that either the course is acceptable or highlighting the gaps. It may be that the gaps can be filled locally or by watching small videos rather than complete the 6 hour course. Telephone: 01722 329306 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions with regards any aspect of training, please contact me.
Chair of Adult Support
Commissioner Mentor & Training Clinics
Support Group Meetings: an opportunity for Commissioners and Division Section Leaders to share any problems or issues, as well as things that have gone well, and some focused training.
Going Away With Scheme
Are you interested in working for a residential qualification? Would you like to take your girls away in the summer? Then now is the time to start planning. The process is very straight forward - have a look at the Outdoor page on our Hampshire West Portal.