Trainers Development

Trainer's Development is a three-part course designed to help leaders conduct training sessions for other leaders. The three Trainer's Development courses are taught in-person at the Volunteer Service Center.

Part 1: The Fundamentals of Training

This is the first part of the three-part Trainer's Development. The course introduces teaching techniques and skills to new Scout trainers but is also designed to help all Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training. Intended for both youth and adult trainers, the course will help those who might have trained for other organizations learn the BSA's training techniques, and it will help freshen up the skills of current BSA trainers. 

Part 2: Trainer’s EDGE

This is the second part of the three-part Trainer's Development. The Trainer’s Edge focuses on the participant while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to develop trainers on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media. Whatever your training position, you can benefit from this course! This course is required for all Wood Badge and NYLT staff to retake every three years. Minimum age: 14.

Part 3: Strategic Training Plan Course (formerly Master Trainer Conference)

The Strategic Training Plan course has been developed to provide key individuals within the District and Council, the skills necessary to be a critical resource to help improve the Council Training Program. The Strategic Training Plan is not an official title for a specific plan or document, but rather a concept to use in developing a flexible and adaptable plan for individuals to use in their home District or Council.

The course will focus on developing the servant leadership skills of the participants, and teach them the skills necessary to analyze, plan, manage and evaluate the training plan they will help develop.