After a new commissioner has completed the e-learning sessions, the next step in the orientation process is basic training. The following courses are available:
- Unit Commissioner Basic
- Commissioner for New Units Basic
- District Commissioner/Assistant District Commissioner Basic
Similar to the original basic training for commissioners, Unit Commissioner Basic focuses on what a unit commissioner needs to know before the first unit visit and how to be a unit commissioner. The second course is for unit commissioners who focus on new units. The third course is the first basic training course available for the district commissioner and assistant district commissioner positions.
The courses are presented by an instructor using PowerPoint slides. The slides each contain “talking points” that the instructor will expand upon. Instructors will be provided with a teaching guide and will have to make sure all important points are covered during the class. These courses have been reviewed by professional course developers at the national level.
The plan is to have Roundtable Commissioner Basic and Council Commissioner Basic available before the end of the year. In addition, the manuals will be updated to reflect the new training curriculum.
Dave Fornadel led the team of Ron Blaisdell, Ed Reynolds, Stephen Perrone, and Dick Kroll in creating all three courses. Thanks to the team for an outstanding job.
Note: Every commissioner is required to complete basic training, and a yearly review is not a bad idea!