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March 21, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monticello United Methodist Church
308 Island Ford Road
NC 28625
Tia Ramsey


To put a bounce in your step and new enthusiasm in your Girl Scout experiences! Twice a year we gather “Leaders of Leader Learning” for a fun time of sharing and growth, and you’re invited!

You’ll find out what’s new, what’s coming, build your skills, and network with great minds from across the council. You’ll leave better able to help troop leaders do their very best in building girls of courage, confidence and character.

Highlights will be the opportunity to meet and visit with our new CEO, Lane Cook, a report on decisions from the 2014 GSUSA National Convention, updates, news and information from the world of P2P adult learning, facilitator training for new Brownie Spark Award Facilitators, and sharing and learning sessions designed especially for ALFs, Adult Learning Specialists, and New Leader Coaches (see session descriptions below).

We end the day with our rousing recognitions, always a fun time, and put you on the road home by 5 p.m.

Session Descriptions:

Brownie Spark Facilitator (1-4:15 p.m.): The SPARK Award is the top leadership honor for a Girl Scout Brownie in Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, beginning her path to active leadership. Become qualified to present the Brownie Spark Award Workshop to girls in your own service unit. You’ll receive a facilitator guide and participant material, as well as hands-on facilitation practice. (We recommend that each service unit have one trained Brownie Spark facilitator.)

Tarp/Knot Practice (1-2:30 p.m.): Of all the camping skills in our Camp License classes, these two seem to be the ones participants — and some ALFs — most struggle with. Hands-on practice with a master!

Hosting a Traveling Circus (1-2:30 p.m.): Talk with the ring-masters of Traveling Circuses. Hear first-hand what worked and what they’d change. AL staff walk you through the hosting process and help you decide if a Traveling Circus is right for your region. Designed for AL Specialists and Service Teams.

Guiding New Leaders (1-2:30 p.m.): Work with the guru of Girl Scout coaching to discover how you can help new leaders de-sign a customized learning program and lead them to enlightenment! Appropriate for New Leader Coaches, basic leadership ALFs and others.

Hands-on with Journeys (2:45-4:15 p.m.): Even after five years, Journeys are still a mystery to some of us, especially if we’re not working directly with girls. A panel of Journey experts with hands-on experience share their successes and offer tips for keeping Journeys interesting and girl-led.

Presentations 101 (2:45-4:15 p.m.): Learn to deliver our “canned course de-signs.” Then use de-signs to work on basic presentation techniques. Review tips to help you feel more confident as you present short courses in your service unit.

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