The College of Commissioner Science is an annual training event focused on developing the skills useful to a unit, roundtable, or administrative commissioner. The college provides of up to date information on the newest programs and materials, helps commissioners stay current in the techniques and application of commissioner service, and allows the discussion of issues and needs with other commissioners. Since many of those same skills are important to unit leaders, the college is not only for commissioners but is open to all Scouters.
The college is modeled after the academic system and consists of a Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees. The courses provided have been developed nationally by volunteers with years of experience and are focused on specific issues and needs of the commissioner.
All Commissioners should attend this training to improve their ability to serve their units.
2020 College of Commissioner Science
The college was orginally scheduled for April, but was postponed to October 17. Due to the ongoing pandemic and for the safety of all participants, the college will be held online only this year with a reduced cost of $15 per person.
For people that registered for the April event, please send a confirmation to Darin Steindl stating that you will be participating or not participating. When we have received your confirmation, then we can process the appropriate refund.
2020 Planning Committee
|Title||Name - Email link||Phone|
|College Dean||Steven Meinhardt||(701) 361-3933|
|Continuing Education||Jon Luther|
|Doctoral Dean||Ken Buatala|
|Master's Dean||Andrew Holman|
|Bachelor's Dean||Brian White||(770) 833-1045|
|Roundtable Dean||Perry Vogel||(218) 791-3689|
|Staff Advisor||Darin Steindl||(218) 979-4653|
College of Commissioner Science Thesis Library
Important Information for Participants
The College of Commissioner Science will be conducted entirely online this year using Zoom, Go to Meeting and other online meeting platforms.
If you have not used these platforms before, use the links below to download the required software onto the computer you will be using. We encourage you to do this before October 17 so you can connect easier the day of the event.
Go To Meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/915786365
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This pdf requires a password to open. The password will be sent to each registered participant by email no later than Friday.
Classes Being Offered & Handouts
8:00 am Group Session
Recruiting New Commissioners
9:00 am Classes
Resolving Common Unit Issues (BCS 105)
Using the ADC for Roundtable in your District (MCS 355)
Good Commissioners Need Both Head and Heart (MCS 309)
Coaching for Administrative Commissioners (DCS 506)
Conflict Resolution for Commissioners (CED 716)
10:00 am Classes
Core Concepts of Commissioner Service (BCS 101)
Roundtable is Over, Now What (MCS 352)
Recruiting a Commissioner Team (MCS 312)
Commissioner Recruiting Workshop (DCS 512)
Combating Commissioner Stress and Burnout (CED 701)
11:00 am Classes
Linking District Resources (BCS 103)
Managing Long Distance Roundtables (MCS 357)
Resolving Critical Issues (MCS 305)
Selecting a Thesis Topic & Limiting the Scope of the Topic (DCS 501 & 502)
12:15 pm Group Session
Larry Chase, National Commissioner Service Chair
1:15 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Classes
The Essential Element - A Servants Heart (BCS 109)
Roundtables and Solving Unit Problems (MCS 358)
Mentoring Skills (MCS 306)
Developing the Thesis or Project (DCS 503)
Commissioner's Introduction to Valuing Diversity (CED 720)
3:00 pm Classes
Collaborative Assessments (BCS 116)
The Cub Scout Breakout (MCS 353)
Effective Unit Service in Remot Rural Areas (MCS 315)
Project Thesis Open Workshop Forum (DCS 504)
4:00 pm Classes
Coaching Leaders (BCS 106)
The Boy Scout Breakout (MCS 354)
How to Conduct Annual Planning Sessions (MCS 351)
Presenting the Project or Thesis (DCS 604.2)
5:00 pm Group Session
Using Internet Technology for training, providing information, and meetings in rural areas