Written by Lorna Millar, Leadership Coordinator

On the first weekend of April the County Leadership Team (with support from our County Commissioner and Assistant County Commissioner) held an overnight training at Nether Auchendrane in Alloway. The idea of the weekend was to give leaders in training an opportunity to receive intensive support from the leadership team in developing their leadership skills, giving ideas to take back to their unit teams and girls and ultimately help them get parts of their LQ modules signed off.

A small but extremely enthusiastic group of leaders in training met over the weekend, some attending one day (Saturday or the Sunday) while some brave souls stayed overnight and completed both days training! Over the course of the weekend we had safe space training, sectional training and also time for leaders in training to meet individually with the county team to go through specific elements that they felt they required support in such as the 5 essentials, programme planning, Go / Join us and finance. There was plenty of opportunity for discussion, sharing of experiences and ideas and problem solving.

The weekend proved to be very beneficial in terms of training and support and we had very positive feedback from all who attended. It was lovely to meet new leaders and exchange ideas in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Apparently there was even some impromptu singing during the evening after a lovely meal! Thanks to all those who came along and helped out in any way.

We are always looking to try new ways of supporting leaders in training and the weekend has given us lots of ideas to develop. However we need to know what people want / need. There are lots of leaders in training some who are just at the early stages in their leadership journey while others have been working on their LQ for quite some time. We need to know how we can help you progress in gaining your qualification. We have a superb team of mentors who are ready and willing to help.

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