College of Commissioner Science - 2013 Saturday, September 28th
"INFORM - INSPIRE - INSTRUCT"
Come join your Commissioner colleagues for a day of training, classes, networking, food and fun.
Special award for Units who send their Unit Key 3 (Committee Chair, Commissioner, Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor)
Every year we add more and more topical, relevant classes for all Commissioners & Scouters alike! Come check us out!
Great Location! New National Syllabus! Open to all Adult Scouters!
Closing Ceremony - Presentation of Degrees & Commissions
Commissioner Basic Training
ACS 100 - Unit Commissioner Basic Training
(1/2 day course)
District Committee Courses
DC 61 - District Committee Training Workshop
Annual training for District Committee members
DC 62 - District Committee Training Workshop
Annual training for District Committee members
Bachelor of Commissioner Science Courses
BCS 102 - Unit Charter Renewal
Since Commissioners are responsible for on?time unit charter renewal, this course explains the charter concept and steps in the annual process. You will learn: ways to guide units and chartered organizations through the renewal process from membership inventory to use of the online charter renewal tool.
BCS 104 - Unit Visitation
Commissioners’ primary role as a friend to the unit is to help the unit succeed. At the core of unit service and the most basic task is the unit visit. This is where the unit can experience the caring and support that the commissioner offers. You will learn: the importance of using the Commissioner worksheets and UVTS, identify ways to demonstrate good commissioner service, and how the concept of commissioner service is demonstrated in monthly unit visits.
BCS 107 - Unit Journey to Excellence
Learn about the elements of the Unit Journey to Excellence and what it takes to ensure success in every unit. You will learn: how to identify the key categories of performance for JTE, how the commissioner staff affects the unit JTE.
BCS 116 - Using the Unit Self-Assessment Tools
How to conduct an Action Planning meeting with a unit using the Unit Self-Assessment Tools and the guidelines for the Action Planning process.
BCS 118 - Serving Scouts with Special Need/disabilities
This course will provide Commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders so they can design a program providing these youth with the Scouting opportunities to succeed. You will learn: methods of understanding, how to implement an individualized scout achievement plan, key factors as to how to respond to the needs of these special youth.
BCS 121 - Introduction to Venturing Commissioner Science
This course provides commissioners with the aims, methods and goals of the Venturing program. You will learn: the roles and responsibilities of youth and adults, crew dynamics and training specific to the program.
BCS 124 - Venturing Crew Visitation
How to have a visit that fulfills the commissioner’s ultimate responsibility of unit success. Types of visits and visit preparation, evaluation after the visit, crew sustainability.
BCS 129 - Emphasizing Duty to Duty
The purpose of this course is to explain how and why Scouting encourages boys to be reverent. Key learning points: Program delivery, special observances, faith-based partnerships and BSA religious support and Baden?Powell’s thoughts on scouting.
BCS 130 - Commissioners and Advancement
This course describes why and what a Commissioner should know about advancement. A Commissioner should be prepared to assist a unit with basic questions about Advancement and know the District and Council Advancement Chairs and how to contact them when necessary.
BCS 200 - LPC District Roundtables 2013-14
This two hour class combines BCS 108, 109 & 128. It also provides specific information to the Roundtable Commissioners and staff for the LPC scouting programs. Participants will receive all current program guides and LPC roundtable materials.
Master of Commissioner Science Courses
MCS 301 - No-Lapse - No-Drop Commitment
Learn what is a “No lapse-No drop commitment” and why it is important. Why units drop and how to prevent it, why continuity of tenure is important.
MCS 302 - Unit, District, Finance
This class provides an overview of the unit budget plan, who pays for Scouting at all levels from the unit to National, successful unit money?earning projects and how to help units with special financial needs.
MCS 308 - Venturing and the Commissioner
Establishing that being a key advocate and committed to this program is essential and good service is vital. Using resources to assist with the challenges of youth in this program.
MCS 312 - Recruiting New Commissioners
Learn to develop and put into action a suitable recruiting plan.
MCS 313 - Orienting and Training and Recognizing Commissioners
A session for all administrative commissioners. Covers training; new commissioner orientation, basic training and continuing education; awards and more.
MCS 314 - Administration of Roundtable
The Roundtable commissioner’s responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate a staff. This course will give you the tools to succeed. If you need help in determining which way to take the Roundtable meeting to maximize its benefit to the district, this course is designed to create a vision and find a starting point to develop a plan of action.
MCS 316 - Effective Unit Service in Remote Rural Areas
This course discusses how to implement a Scouting program in remote rural areas. Adapting Scouting to rural environment, who services a rural area, and what are the advantages!
MCS 317 - How to Remove a Volunteer
This session will focus on the ineffective volunteer, the person who just “isn’t working out”. Forming an action plan, identifying types of poor performance, and learn for the future.
MCS 321 - Service to New Units
The Commissioner plays a vital role not only in the creation of new units? and their continued growth and success. You will learn; the four pillars of high performing units, new unit commissioner duties, who makes a good NUC, using the unit performance guide.
MCS 322 - Advanced Special Needs Scouting
This course focuses on an overview of disabilities among scouts and scouters, with emphasis on strategies to enhance the scouting experience. You will learn; how to assist units in working with these youth and adults, advancement plans, collaborative partnership, disability characteristics and strategies.
MCS 323 - Mining UVTS for Gold
The class is directed toward administrative commissioners, how to assess the standard of performance for unit visitation, how to obtain information from UVTS, how to evaluate performance for district, unit and unit commissioners, and its relevance to JTE awards.
MCS 410 - Camp Commissioners - Longs Peak Council
This session provides an overview of the Commissioner’s role in ensuring units get the most out of their long?term camp experience. This course is a prerequisite for serving as a camp commissioner in Longs Peak Council.
Doctor of Commissioner Science Courses
DCS 501 - Selecting a Thesis/Research Project Topic
This session introduces the participants to the thesis project, discusses what constitutes a good thesis or research topic, and helps them select their general thesis topic.
DCS 502 - Limiting the Scope of the Topic
Participants receive help in reducing the thesis topic to workable size and ideas for thesis/project research.
DCS 503 - Developing the Thesis/Project
The session covers the thesis/project outline, writing and revising the report.
DCS 505 - Being a Thesis/Project Advisor
Prepares a person holding a DCS to become a thesis/project advisor. Must be recommended by the council to be an advisor (but not to take this course). You will learn: the qualifications of an Advisor, expectations of an advisor and the advisor’s responsibilities.
DCS 508 - Administering Lifesaving
Administrative commissioners are taught to give leadership to a commissioner lifesaving concept Prerequisites: MCS 303&MCS 304 learn when to form a Lifesaving team and how to do it.
DCS 514 - The Commissioner and Professional
Learn more about the relationship between the commissioner and the professional. How can the two work closely together to reach a common goal of providing quality service to units.
DCS 515 - District and Council Journey to Excellence
Learn about the elements of District Journey to Excellence and what it takes to ensure success in every area including: key categories of performance for JTE, how the commissioner affects unit JTE performance and resources to help improve JTE performance.
DCS 520 - Assessing District Health
Learn how to use resources to assist in identifying strengths and bring improvements to weaknesses found in the district. Other learning points; how district goal setting guides success, commit to meeting district JTE standards, two primary tools in accessing health, and who is involved in assessing district health.
DCS 601 - Significant Commissioner Challenges
Discussion of serious subjects/challenges of commissioner service.
Continuing Education Courses
CED 710 - Scouting in the LDS Church
Learn how Scouting is administered in the LDS Church and how to more effectively provide service and support to LDS units.
CED 713 - Special Needs Scouting – Advancement
CED 714 - Special Needs Scouting - ADHD
CED 720 - Valuing Diversity Introduction
CED 721 - Valuing Diversity – Generation X
CED 723 - Reaching the Next Multicultural Generation