Commissioner Training Update

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Tim Acree
National Commissioner Service Training Chair

The Training Development Team has been very busy! Here is an update on our latest initiatives:

New Roundtable Curriculum for Commissioner Colleges

Seven new courses were added to the Commissioner College national curriculum in support of roundtables. Please see the “New Roundtable Curriculum for Commissioner Colleges” article for more details.

Basic Training

All of the Basic Training courses have been updated by a development team led by Dave Fornadel. The team has incorporated the Commissioner Tools and the new Unit Service Plan as part of the Basic Training updates. You can find them posted on the national Commissioners website under the Training tab.

LDS Commissioner Orientation

The LDS Commissioner Orientation Development Team has just posted the new training module on the national website. This orientation focuses on commissioner service within the LDS church and is available for use by all commissioners. The development team consisted of Larry Gibson, First Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency; Mark Francis, a Scouting professional and LDS liaison on the National Alliances Team; Roma and Wayne Bishop of the LDS church; and Steve Yackel and the development team at Scouting U.

The course will be offered in a manner very similar to Youth Protection training. If you sign in and have a Scouting ID, your training record will be updated upon completion of the course. If you don’t sign in, you can still take the training and print a certificate. Take the certificate to your assistant council commissioner for training or council commissioner and they will be able to update your record.

College Courses

All 68 Commissioner College courses as well as the supporting materials in the General folder are being updated. This development team will make sure the course materials contain the most current information.

We also want to provide an outstanding learning experience for every commissioner, whether they were just commissioned or have years of experience.

If you have feedback on how the training can be improved, please contact Tim Acree, national commissioner service training chair, at