Leadership qualification and mentor information
Volunteers who would like to do their Leadership qualification should get in touch with their District Commissioner.
The Commissioner will complete the LQ form ( this can be found in the Members area of the website, under Resources). You will be allocated a mentor who will guide you through the process, meeting with you regularly and supporting you in your learning development
More information about the Leadership qualification can be found here
On starting the Leadership qualification the leader in training is assigned a mentor. The mentor and leader in training sign a Mentoring agreement, which states they will have regular communication and meetings to focus on the leader in training’s learning and development needs. The agreement between the leader-in-training and the mentor is here
The mentors handbook is here
Link here to the updated part of the LQ, so you don’t have to access the out-of-print “The Guiding handbook” – there are other resources on the website to read instead.
Qualified leaders changing section
Qualified leaders, who would like to volunteer with a different section to the one they qualified with (or who have not volunteered for the last three years) do not need to repeat the full Module 1 again. Instead they can work through a checklist with a mentor or local commissioner. The aim of this checklist is to ensure the leader has a full understanding of communicating and working with different age groups and knows how to embed the Five Essentials into a meeting.