Regional unity helps to improve training methods and skills
The Asia-Pacific Regional Course for Leader Trainers 2015 officially kicked off at Suncheon Asia-Pacific Scout Centre in Suncheon, Korea. There are 13 NSOs with 33 participants (including 9 female members) and 13 training team members from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Scouts of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
The purpose of a regional CLT is to have a regional standard of adult training of trainers, and it is a rare occasion for aspiring and potential Leader Trainers to attend the only Course for Leader Trainers with regional status, and provide opportunity for course participants to attend the conference after the course. It also provides opportunity for small NSOs, which lack qualified trainers, to build capacity in quality adult training and development.
The seven-day course covers five modules - Scout knowledge, Training Skills, Adult Learning Skills, Leadership Skills, and Personal Development Skills.
The course is hosted by Korea Scout Association (KSA), supported by Adult Support Sub-Committee and managed by a team of full pledged regional trainers from APR Specialists Panel.
Course Leader is Mr Shim Sang-Ho, who is also an APR Scout Committee member; Director of KSA National Training Centre, Mr Hong Teok Jong. Among those present include Dr Lee Bok-Yie, Chairman of 25th APR Scout Conference Host Committee; Mr Rajalingam Ramasamy, Chairman of Adult Support Sub-Committee; Ms Opal Ho, YAMG Chairperson; Mr Peter Blatch, World Scout Committee member; Mr Paul Parkinson, APR Scout Committee member; Anas Alabbadi of Kaiciid; Cynthia Marquez Cardoza of Global Support Office; Mr Syd Castillo, Director of Programme; Thian Hiong-Boon, Director of Adult Resources and Administration.
The Course will end on 1 November 2015. Meanwhile, KAICIID Dialogue and Training is having a two-day programme, and later the 8th APR Youth Forum from 29th October to 1 November 2015 will be organized at the same venue.