College of Commissioner Science 2018

Event Details

November10
Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Council Service Center
985 West Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
College of Commissioner Science is November 10, 2018 at the Council Activity Center. Registration begins at 7:30am. There will be seven one hour sessions beginning at 8:30am and ending at 4pm. Session 4 is a group session and includes 30 minutes to get lunch and settle in before the session starts. There are four course offerings for each session, from which you will choose one course (seven courses total). NOTE: Courses are selected one at a time during the registration process.

Activity Information

Registration

Audience: Anyone
Check in, Registration
Sessions
 
Title: Check In-Registration
Location: Large Conference Area

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 1A: BCS 101 - Core Concepts of Commissioner Service

Audience: Anyone
An Introductory course to familiarize a new commissioner with the commissioner concept as perceived by the BSA.
- Define & Identify the role and types of Commissioners.
- Describe the five commissioner focus areas
- State the key skills needed to be a good commissioner
- Apply this new knowledge and understanding for exceptional unit service
Sessions
Registered: 7
Title: BCS 101 - Core Concepts of Commissioner Service
Location: Session 1: Conference Room 1

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 1B: MCS 303 - Managing Unit Service at the District Level (using

Audience: Anyone
Familiarize the student on the modules available in Commissioner Tools so that they can enhance their ability to support the unit.
- Understand the information available within Commissioner Tools.
- Review the reports available from Commissioner Tools.
- Analyze data to identify underperforming units and unit.
Sessions
Registered: 9
Title: MCS 303 - Managing Unit Service at the District Level
Location: Session 1: Conference Room 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 1C: DCS 501 - Selecting a Thesis

Audience: Anyone
This session assists doctoral candidates in selecting their project or thesis concept.
- Identify what constitutes a good topic or focus area.
- Distinguish between a project and thesis.
- Describe DCS Degree and Knot requirements.
Sessions
Registered: 5
Title: DCS 501 - Selecting a Thesis
Location: Session 1: Board Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 1D: BCS 152 (Roundtable) - The Year-Round Roundtable Planning Process & Promotion

Audience: Anyone
This course will provide information on the roundtable planning process, how to create an annual plan to provide unit service to the district, and how to promote roundtables.
- Explain the roundtable planning process and how to create an annual plan.
- Discuss how to utilize the Roundtable Planning Guides as a planning tool.
- Understand the importance of planning roundtable to provide unit service to the district.
- Understand methods for promoting roundtables.
Sessions
Registered: 3
Title: BCS 152 (Roundtable) - The Year-Round Roundtable Planning Process & Promotion
Location: Session 1: Conference Room 3

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 2A: BCS 103 - Linking District Resources

Audience: Anyone
This course explains the relationship between the commissioner staff and the district, linking resources.
- Explain typical district structure and the functions of the district.
- Know how to use the resources of the district to better support the units they serve.
- Utilize the Unit Service Plan when assessing the unit needs by identifying district resources.
Sessions
Registered: 8
Title: BCS 103 - Linking District Resources
Location: Session 2: Conference Room 1

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 2B: MCS 304 —Commissioner Service for Units at Risk

Audience: Anyone
This course will show how to recognize the signs of a unit in crises and develop the skills to resolve the issues. It will also cover what information to input to commissioner tools.
- List signs of a unit in trouble.
- Identify symptoms of and describe possible causes of a unit in trouble.
- Describe the process of determining the problem. - Describe approaches to solve the problem. Indicate in commissioner tools the problems of the unit, what is needed to correct them, and to indicate clearly to the ADC/DC the unit’s health. Timely entering of findings and solutions will be emphasized.
Sessions
Registered: 7
Title: MCS 304 —Commissioner Service for Units at Risk
Location: Session 2: Conference Room 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 2C: DCS 502 - Limiting Thesis Scope

Audience: Anyone
Participants receive help in reducing the thesis/project topic to a workable size and get ideas for their thesis or project research.A suggested approval process will also be shared.
- Select a viable thesis/project.
- Methods used to limit the scope and size.
- Methods of gathering information for thesis/project.
- Complete S.M.A.R.T. analysis for a selected topic.
Sessions
Registered: 5
Title: DCS 502 - Limiting Thesis Scope
Location: Session 2: Board Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 2D: BCS 154 (Roundtable) - Cub Scout Roundtables

Audience: Anyone
This course will provide an understanding of the Cub Scout Roundtable process.
- Explain the elements of a Cub Scout Roundtable.
- Discuss how to utilize the program information in the Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide.
- Understand how to provide Cub Scout leaders the skill to do and the will to do.
Sessions
Registered: 3
Title: BCS 154 (Roundtable) - Cub Scout Roundtables
Location: Session 2: Conference Room 3

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 3A: BCS 104 – Contacting Units

Audience: Anyone
This course defines the roles of commissioner service and the importance of contacts with their units and timely recording of those contacts in Commissioner Tools
- Describe how the concept of commissioner service is demonstrated in frequent unit contacts.
- Identify ways to demonstrate good commissioner service as we serve as a coach/mentor, and representative of the BSA
- Explain the importance of using the Commissioner Tools to record “meaningful” unit contacts
Sessions
Registered: 6
Title: BCS 104 – Contacting Units
Location: Session 3: Conference Room 1

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 3B: MCS 305 — Resolving Critical Unit Issues

Audience: Anyone
The course will quickly review information from MCS 304. After this introduction, various role playing scenarios and discussion scenarios will be presented for the class to work through.
- Review the information in MCS 304. Discuss the role of commissioner tools in working through critical unit issues.
- Provide practical experience for the commissioner in solving various issues through role playing and discussion of scenarios of units with critical issues.
- Demonstrate how to prepare a detailed assessment and unit service plan.
Sessions
Registered: 11
Title: MCS 305 — Resolving Critical Unit Issues
Location: Session 3: Conference Room 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 3C: DCS 503 - Developing Thesis Outline

Audience: Anyone
This session covers the thesis/project outline and a variety of suggestions for writing and revising the report.
- Identify the main parts of a project report / thesis.
- Develop a first draft outline.
- Identify methods of gathering information.
- Give examples of common writing errors to be avoided when writing the project report or thesis.
Sessions
Registered: 4
Title: DCS 503 - Developing Thesis/Project Outline
Location: Session 3: Board Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 3D: BCS 155 (Roundtable) - Boy Scout Roundtables

Audience: Anyone
This course will provide an understanding of the Boy Scout Roundtable process.
- Explain the elements of a Boy Scout Roundtable.
- Discuss how to utilize the program information in the Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide.
- Understand how to provide Boy Scout leaders the skill to do and the will to do.
Sessions
Registered: 2
Title: BCS 155 (Roundtable) - Boy Scout Roundtables
Location: Session 3: Conference Room 3

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 4 (Lunch Session): BCS 114 Understanding&Communicating w/ Today’s Leaders/MCS306 - Mentoring

Audience: Anyone
This course encourages understanding between the different generations to help commissioners better communicate with their units
- Identify the characteristics of generations within scouting’s leaders.
- Understand the differences in relating to generations involved in Scouting.
- Embrace the differences and similarities to make the scouting program stronger.
Sessions
Registered: 23
Title: Session 4 (Lunch Session): BCS 114 Understanding&Communicating w/ Today’s Leaders/MCS306 - Mentoring
Location: Session 4 (Lunch Session): Large Conference Area (30 min obtain lunch, 1 hour session)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 5A: BCS 105 — Resolving Common Unit Issues

Audience: Anyone
This course shows how a commissioner should use Commissioner Tools and Early Warning Signals to be alerted to unit issues
- Using Commissioner Tools to recognize some common “needs” a unit might have
- Discuss solutions to those needs by using a unit service plan
- Relate solutions to real life red flags within their assigned units
Sessions
Registered: 6
Title: BCS 105 — Resolving Common Unit Issues
Location: Session 5: Conference Room 1

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 5B: MCS 313 — Onboarding New Commissioners

Audience: Anyone
Review the onboarding process of newly recruited commissioners.
- Explain why we onboard commissioners.
- Discuss what is included in onboarding process.
- Review the onboarding process for new commissioners.
Sessions
Registered: 7
Title: MCS 313 — Onboarding New Commissioners
Location: Session 5: Conference Room 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 5C: DCS 506 - Coaching for Administrative Commissioners

Audience: Anyone
Coaching and mentoring are complimentary efforts focused on supporting the highest level of service for administrative commissioners. This class will focus on coaching skills for administrative commissioners.
- Understand the difference in coaching and mentoring.
- Discuss the fundamental elements of coaching admin commissioners.
- Examine coaching's relationship to building strong relationships.
Sessions
Registered: 5
Title: DCS 506 - Coaching for Administrative Commissioners
Location: Session 5: Board Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 5D: MCS 357 (Roundtable) - Managing Long Distance Roundtables

Audience: Anyone
This course will provide an understanding of the current resources available to enhance long distance roundtables.
- Identify situations where long distance roundtables may be appropriate.
- Discuss alternate delivery methods for Roundtable.
- Understand the importance of interactive support during roundtables.
Sessions
Registered: 4
Title: MCS 357 (Roundtable) - Managing Long Distance Roundtables
Location: Session 5: Conference Room 3

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 6A: BCS 106 — Coaching Leaders

Audience: Anyone
This course will discuss new coaching model and how it applies to Commissioners service.
- Recognize a given situation.
- Evaluate options for resolution.
- Employ coaching methods to address the situation.
Sessions
Registered: 6
Title: BCS 106 — Coaching Leaders
Location: Session 6: Conference Room 1

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 6B: MCS 315 - Effective Unit Service in Rural Communities

Audience: Anyone
This course will discuss the unique issues of rural units and how to solve them.
- Understand the unique situation of rural units and working with them.
- Learn methods for recruiting leaders and scouts in small and spread out communities.
- Propose means to reduce the cost of membership for families.
- Determine methods for providing scouting in small units with dens.
Sessions
Registered: 7
Title: MCS 315 - Effective Unit Service in Rural Communities
Location: Session 6: Conference Room 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 6C: DCS 512 - Commissioner Recruiting Workshop

Audience: Anyone
This session is designed to discuss best practices for recruiting administrative commissioners.
- Decide who will be part of the recruiting group.
- Define the position(s).
- Familiarize the group with the expectations of the position.
- Construct a list of skills that are necessary for effective completion of the assigned task.
- Use old and current commissioner lists to construct a prospect list.
- Determine who has this set of skills. Is their someone already doing the job without a title?
Sessions
Registered: 3
Title: DCS 512 - Commissioner Recruiting Workshop
Location: Session 6: Board Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 6D: MCS 358 (Roundtable) - Roundtable and Solving Unit Problems

Audience: Anyone
This course will provide a summary of the overall approach of using roundtables in helping units solve their own problems.
- Recognize when units may need additional resources.
- Discuss resources that are available to support unit service.
- Understand how to help units resolve their own problems.
Sessions
Registered: 5
Title: MCS 358 (Roundtable) - Roundtable and Solving Unit Problems
Location: Session 7: Conference Room 3

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 7A: BCS 112 – Recruiting Unit Commissioners

Audience: Anyone
This course will discuss methods of recruiting unit Commissioners.
- Identify and recruit candidates for commissioner service.
- Understand the 5 P’s of recruiting commissioners.
- Explore skills needed for successful commissioner service.
Sessions
Registered: 5
Title: BCS 112 – Recruiting Unit Commissioners
Location: Session 7: Conference Room 1

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 7B: MCS 316 - Developing the Unit Service Plan

Audience: Anyone
This course builds off BCS 116 Collaborative Assessments to identify and develop unit service plans based on the collaborative assessment outcome.
- Understand the District Committee’s role to provide specialized resources.
- Know what resources are available to assist units.
- Analyze collaborative assessments and detailed assessments to identify unit needs.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the USP for the next assessment.
Sessions
Registered: 8
Title: MCS 316 - Developing the Unit Service Plan
Location: Session 7: Conference Room 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 7C: DCS 514 - Building Meaningful Relationships

Audience: Anyone
Commissioner service is all about relationships. This session suggests ways in which commissioners may go about building and maintaining positive relationships with those they serve. It also discusses possible pitfalls that can undermine relationships.
- Develop a top ten list that people seek in a positive relationship.
- Explain one way to measure relationships.
- Explore possible pitfalls to avoid actions or inactions that can put stress on relationships.
- Explain how to rebuild a stressed relationship.
Sessions
Registered: 6
Title: DCS 514 - Building Meaningful Relationships
Location: Session 7: Board Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 7D: MCS 351 (Roundtable) - How to Conduct the Annual Planning Session

Audience: Anyone
This course will provide a hands-on exercise in using resources to create a model roundtable year at both the district and council level.
- Identify key components in a district and council roundtable year.
- Explain the need to change or alter plans to address problems identified by a Unit.
- Apply resources such as the roundtable guides and council and district calendars to populate components of each roundtable meeting.
Sessions
Registered: 3
Title: MCS 351 (Roundtable) - How to Conduct the Annual Planning Session
Location: Session 7: Conference Room 3

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff

Session 8: Graduation, Closing

Audience: Anyone
Sessions
 
Title: Graduation, Closing
Location: Large Conference Room

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Staff