College of Commissioner Science

 

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.

 

Download the 2020 Information and Course Catalog


 

2020 Planning Committee

Title Name - Email link Phone
College Dean Steven Meinhardt (701) 361-3933
Registrar Carl Ness  
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
Facilities Tina Anderson  
Staff Advisor Darin Steindl (218) 979-4653

 

Please complete the survey at the end of the day:

After-Event Survey

If you would be interested in serving on staff or teaching at the 2021 college:

Please click here to send an email to Rob Gilkerson.

 

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.

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/client/latest/ZoomInstaller.exe

Go To Meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/915786365

 

* * You will need the information below to participate in the Commissioner College * *

Download Participant Packet (contains meeting connection information)

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

(All times listed are central time)

8:00 am Group Session

Recruiting New Commissioners

Handout - Recruiting Volunteers

Handout - Make the Ask

9:00 am Classes

Resolving Common Unit Issues (BCS 105)

Using the ADC for Roundtable in your District (MCS 355)

MCS 355 - ACC for Roundtables Job Description

MCS 355 - ADC for Roundtable Job Description

MCS 355 - Administration of Commissioner Service (Roundtable module)

MCS 355 - Assistant Roundtable Commissioner Job Description

MCS 355 - Relationships Activity Cards

MCS 355 - Roundtable Commissioner Job Description

MCS 355 - RT and ART Commissioner Onboarding Progress Record

MCS 355 - The District Commissioner and Roundtables

Good Commissioners Need Both Head and Heart (MCS 309)

Coaching for Administrative Commissioners (DCS 506)

DCS 506 – handout

Conflict Resolution for Commissioners (CED 716)

10:00 am Classes

Core Concepts of Commissioner Service (BCS 101)

Roundtable is Over, Now What (MCS 352)

MCS 352 - Administration of Commissioner Service (Roundables module)

Recruiting a Commissioner Team (MCS 312)

Commissioner Recruiting Workshop (DCS 512)

DCS 512 – Commissioner Recruitment Workshop Guide

DCS 512 – Roster Mining Class Exercise

DCS 512 – Roster Mining Searching for Commissioner Candidates

Combating Commissioner Stress and Burnout (CED 701)

11:00 am Classes

Linking District Resources (BCS 103)

BCS 103 - Case Study handout

BCS 103 - Class slides

Managing Long Distance Roundtables (MCS 357)

MCS 357 - 120 minute Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Worksheet

MCS 357 - 120 minute Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Worksheet

MCS 357 - 180 minute Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Worksheet

MCS 357 - 180 minute Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Worksheet

MCS 357 - Administration of Commissioner Service (Roundtable module)

MCS 357 - Roundtable Planning Guide (Technology & Roundtable Delivery module)

Resolving Critical Issues (MCS 305)

MCS 305 – Pack Detailed Assessment form

MCS 305 – Troop Detailed Assessment form

MCS 305 – Unit Evaluation Matrix

MCS 305 – Pack Scenario

MCS 305 – Troop Scenario

Selecting a Thesis Topic & Limiting the Scope of the Topic (DCS 501 & 502)

DCS 501 – 2018 Doctorate and Knot Award Guidebook

DCS 501 – handout

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)

MCS 358 - Activity Cards

MCS 358 - ADC for Roundtables Job Description

MCS 358 - Administration of Commissioner Service (Roundtable module)

MCS 358 - Assistant Roundtable Commissioner Job Description

MCS 358 - Roundtable Commissioner Job Description

MCS 358 - RTC & ARTC Onboarding Progress Record

MCS 358 - The District Commissioner and Roundtables

Mentoring Skills (MCS 306)

Developing the Thesis or Project (DCS 503)

DCS 503 – handout

Commissioner's Introduction to Valuing Diversity (CED 720)

3:00 pm Classes

Collaborative Assessments (BCS 116)

BCS 116 – Collaborative Assessment Meeting Agenda

BCS 116 – Why Do a Unit Service Plan

The Cub Scout Breakout (MCS 353)

MCS 353 - 90 minute Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide

MCS 353 - Cub Scout Roundtable Planning guide (2017-18)

MCS 353 - Administration of Commissioner Service (Roundtable module)

MCS 353 - Cub Scout How to Book

Effective Unit Service in Remot Rural Areas (MCS 315)

MCS 315 - Characteristics of a Rural Community

MCS 315 - Lone Scout Friend and Counselor Guidebook

MCS 315 - Lone Scouts FAQ

MCS 315 - Neighborhood-Small Community Plan of District Operations

MCS 315 - Scouting in Rural Communities

Project Thesis Open Workshop Forum (DCS 504)

DCS 504 – handout

4:00 pm Classes

Coaching Leaders (BCS 106)

The Boy Scout Breakout (MCS 354)

MCS 354 - Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide (2017-18)

MCS 354 - Administration of Commissioner Service (Roundtable module)

MCS 354 - Boy Scout Planning Calendar

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

 

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