Further External Reading

Here you can find links to additional external resources related to some Scoutship core content:

Adult recruitment

The Scout Association: Recruiting from a distance

Volunteer Recruitment: Strategies for Getting the Volunteers You Need

5 Ways To Recruit More Volunteers For Your Nonprofit

3 Ways to Recruit Volunteers for Your Nonprofit

Six steps of Recruitment guide

Scouts Australia recruitment methods

The Best Recruiting Strategy Is the “We Find You” Approach

The Ideal Model for the Recruitment, Engagement, and Retention of Volunteers in All-Volunteer Organizations 

Scouts Canada Assessment questionnaire

The Scout association: Recruiting and retaining volunteers

BSA: Recruiting tips in the time of Coronavirus (and after)

Recognition of Prior Learning (Example from Australia)

Recognition of Prior Learning (Example from Canada)

Useful Reading:

  • Rick Lynch and Steve McCurley (1989) “Essential Volunteer Management” Interpub Group, ISBN: 978-1895271-63-8
  • Evers, A. (2016) The meaning of volunteering: The general and constant versus the differentiation and shifting. Foundations of Science, 21 (2) 339–342.
  • Rutherford, P.D., (2013). Inside RPL: The Trainer’s Guide to Recognition of Prior Learning. Self-published. P D Rutherford & Associates Pty Ltd
Training Adults
Training Needs Analysis:

A comprehensive guide to training needs analysis

Why do you need to do training needs analysis (TNA) for your organisation?

Training Needs Analysis

What is a Training Needs Analysis?

Useful Reading:

  • What Training Needs Analysis Is And How It Can Benefit Your Organisation. K Morrison, (2019), eLearning Industry: elearningindustry.com
Designing Training / Training Courses:

How to Create an Effective Training Program – 8 Steps

How to Design Training (Click ‘Blink Topics’)

Designing a Training Program (well worth a look!)

Evaluating Training / Measuring Impact:

Kirkpatrick’s Training Evaluation Model (Search under)

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Corporate Training

The importance of evaluating training effectiveness

Useful Reading:

  • Explore the work of Malcolm Knowles et.al (2005) and his six assumptions about adult learning.  Well worth a look.
Adult leadership

Global Definitions of Leadership and Theories of Leadership Development: Literature Review

Useful Reading:

  • Hartley, J. & Hinksman, B. (2003). Leadership development a systematic review of the literature. London: NHS Leadership Centre, pp. 1–78.
  • Hersey, P. & Blanchard, K.H. (1974) So you want to know your leadership style? Training and Development Journal, 28, 22-3
  • Price, T.L. (2003). The ethics of authentic transformational leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 14, 67-81.
  • Rauch, C. F., & Behling, O. (1984). Functionalism: Basis for an alternate approach to the study of leadership. In J. G. Hunt, D. M. Hosking, C. A. Schriesheim, & R. Stewart (Eds.), Leaders and managers: International perspectives on managerial behavior and leadership (pp. 45-62). New York: Pergamon Press.
  • Russell, R. & Stone, A. (2002). A review of servant leadership attributes: developing a practical model. Leadership and Organisational Development Journal, 23, 145-57.
  • Seijts, G. (2014). Good leaders learn lessons from lifetimes of leadership. New York: Routledge. 
  • Seijts, G. (2015). How do leaders learn to lead? The European Business Review, January–February, 79 – 81.
Adult motivation

Great tips on motivation

Great tips to motivate adult-learners

Various elements of motivation

Six strategies to maintain employee motivation

Importance of motivation in Human Resource Development

Several important types of motivation in management

Ideas on how to motivate and inspire your team to achieve better results

Self-determination Theory: Understanding Human Motivation for Fun and Profit

Performance management and Recognition

Several Performance Management topics mainly related to the HR sector but possible for Scouting

Several ways to improve performance management programs

Investigating recognition-based performance in an open content community from a social capital perspective

Revisiting gaols, feedback, recognition and performance success in project teams

Informal Recognition Ideas for Employees

Useful Reading:

  • Nelson, B. (2005). 1001 Ways to Reward Employees: 100’s of New Ways to Praise!, 2nd edition. New York: Workman.
  • Peterson, S. J. and Luthans, F. (2006). The impact of financial and nonfinancial incentives on business – unit outcomes over time. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 156–165.
Decisions for the future

Useful Reading:

  • Bruce W Tuckman and Mary Ann C Jensen. Group & Organization Studies, December 1977, 2(4),419-427 (links with ‘governance and organisational development’ can be made, stressing the human side, as against the technical or organisational perspective).
  • Timothy J. Galpin – The Human side of Change
  • Dan & Chip Heat – Switch
  • Steffan Seykens – Circle of Change
  • John Spencer – Who moved my cheese

Guide to Peer Support, Coaching and Mentoring 

Coaching Skills, Coaching Techniques – Ultimate Guide MBM (excellent – simply set out, uses a number of models to illustrate that can easily be translated to Scouting).

A Manager’s Guide to Coaching – Mind Tools  (Another excellent and relevant reference, in ‘bite-size chunks’ for ease of use).

Useful Reading:

Mentoring and peer support

Mentoring Program Handbook for Mentees and Mentors

Mentoring How to Guide (PDF) – ACIPA

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