#nTalent - Taking A Lead > Ensuring Northamptonshire Thrives
Having attracted and, appropriately identified people for a potential role(s) it is essential that they are developed. This can be both formally and informally.
To many, development is seen as training. An adult volunteer may have already committed to the Woodbadge training required for their role, which is the way that The Scout Association Adult Training Scheme works and prepares adults to undertake their roles in Scouting successfully.
True development however may involve stretching the training further than just those adult training modules that require to be completed for a current role. The completion of addition modules to develop skills and knowledge outside of their current role is a useful way of sustaining development.
Moreover there are a vast number of opportunities for an individual to develop outside of The Scout Association Adult training Scheme and these should be exploited to the full. They are limited only by the extent of the imagination and what it will do for the individual.
Accessing other voluntary sector training opportunities.
Harnessing development opportunities within the volunteers paid work environment
Shadowing opportunities of other volunteers
Local project management involvement
Event preparation & delivery
Short term secondments to other roles
Working with a mentor or coach either internally of externally to Scouting
National working groups & opportunities
For those under 25 years of age, the opportunities available when completing sections of the Queen’s Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Awards Checklist
Are Training Advisors, Local Training Managers and County Training Managers aware of their role in talent management?
Do adults get the opportunity to work alongside experienced colleagues in other roles?
Is there a local budget to allow for adult development?
Do adults stick closely to their own sphere of responsibility? Or could they turn up anywhere?
Are there mentors or coaches available locally?
Is local scouting open and transparent in relation to development opportunities?
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