NAIROBI - In its quest to strengthen the capacities of National Scout Organizations (NSOs), four executives from Malawi, Botswana, Ghana and Burkina Faso arrived in Nairobi for the month long training, from 16th June to 13th July 2013 taking place at the Regional Office.
The aim of the On-the-Job-Training (OJT) is to equip the NSO officials with necessary skills for managing and running NSO offices while giving them an opportunity to experience how the Africa Regional Office is run. The anticipated outcome is to inculcate the spirit and letter of best management practices at the NSOs level through putting in place or enhancing NSO structures, systems and processes to better respond to the needs and aspirations of the Scouting stakeholders at the NSOs.
The training is being conducted through presentations by ARO professionals from the various departments, field studies and visits, and attachments to various departments, group work and personal projects as well as being attached to a Scout center being run by Kenya Scout Association.
The main methodology espouses the concept of experiential learning. It also creates a platform for experience sharing and an opportunity for enrichment through exchange.
Some of the basic requirements for the participants were;
-A full time NSO executive who is involved in running the daily business of Scouting in their country
-Someone who will commit to serve the NSO upon return for a minimum period of 2 years
-A commitment to develop a complete new MoP project for their NSO
The one-month training ends in 1 week and the participants are in high spirits so far having already blended well as one team.