Adult Learning & Training

We offer a variety of adult learning (AL) and training opportunities throughout the year.

 

Our Adult Learning Summit is held every November, where new and seasoned volunteers from across the council learn about GSAK, strengthen their youth-development skills, and network with other volunteers. This fun and educational two-day event also includes an awards ceremony and guest speakers.

2014 Adult Learning Summit

The 2014 Adult Learning Summit and Awards Dinner was held November 14-15 in Anchorage. Congratulations to the following 2014 Adult Award recipients!

Volunteer of Excellence

Megan Carr
Jasmine Dirkes
Tracy Fishbach
Deanna Gudgell
Maryjane Hinman
Melissa Jones
Gail Moorehead
Bright Nygard
Valerie Peace
Judy Weimer

Appreciation Pin

Amy Arsenault
Debra Boland
Stephanie Davenport
Mary Graber
Laura Ison
Barbara Knaak
Amanda Light
Sabrina Partridge

Honor Pin
Kim Ballard
Teresa Bleakley 

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Adult Award recipients at the 2014 Adult Learning Summit 

Which AL Sessions are Required/Recommended for Volunteers?

Volunteers in the Troop Pathway:

Step 1 – Introduction to Girl Scouts: This informal information sharing can be done online, over the phone, in person, or during an information night depending on the circumstances. Please contact the Member Services & Program Specialist in your area to schedule an Introduction to Girl Scouts that works for you.

Step 2 – Online Girl Scouting 101: This easy-to-use online course introduces volunteers to Girl Scouts’ inspiring national leadership experience, from Journey resources and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to cookie sales, safety guidelines, and more. Spend about 45-50 minutes learning online – whenever you can fit it into your day.  The password is: aboutGS101.

Step 3 – Getting Started and Troop Management: These courses are separated into two webinars or combined into one face-to-face training. You will learn how to start and facilitate a troop, safety guidelines, troop finances, and where to find forms and information.  

Volunteers in other Pathways such as Series, and Events:

Step 1 – Introduction to Girl Scouts: This informal information sharing can be done online, over the phone, in person, or during an information night depending on the circumstances. Please contact the Member Services & Program Specialist in your area to schedule an Introduction to Girl Scouts that works for you.

Step 2 – Online Volunteering for Girl Scout Series and Events is a condensed version of Girl Scouting 101. If you’re a new series/event volunteer, this 25-minute online introduction will give you the essence of Girl Scouts’ inspiring national leadership experience – whenever it’s convenient for you.  The password is: volunteer 

Step 3 – Getting Started: This essential one-hour course will prepare all volunteers for volunteering with GSAK by introducing you to the goals, policies, and processes of Girl Scouts. This course is offered as an online interactive webinar or in person, often in conjunction with Troop Management.

Online Learning

Contact Member Services & Program Specialist Taralee Ellis, 907-586-1710

Will Any AL/Trainings Be Offered in Person?

At the moment, we are delivering the majority of our learning resources online. This does not mean that we are replacing in-person mentoring or training. In fact, we can actually enhance the value of future in-person mentoring and training sessions by meeting the needs of volunteers right when they need it through online accessibility.

Where Can I Receive First Aid/CPR Training?

You can pursue certification through various resources such as local community education, the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council, and the American Heart Association.