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Webinars and Symposiums announced to support New Jersey's Girl Scout volunteers

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Girl Scouts of New Jersey and The Provident Bank Foundation invite you to a series of webinars and symposiums designed to improve volunteer participation, satisfaction, and retention by enhancing volunteers’ confidence in resolving troop conflicts and handling the varied needs of girls. 

This program will build upon the success of our inaugural Volunteer Symposium through a multi-tiered approach. The 2020 Volunteer Symposium will serve as a convention for New Jersey’s Girl Scout volunteers, with deep dives into the webinars, presentations by field experts, workshops, and panel discussions.

Upcoming Sessions
($20 Per Person)

Volunteer Symposium NORTH

Date: TBD

Topics include inclusivity, diversity, and resiliency. Facilitated by Fairleigh Dicknson’s Director of Corporate Outreach and Training.

Volunteer Symposium SOUTH

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Session

The course introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact and provides an overview of common treatments. Participants will be certified in mental health first aid. Registration Deadline: September 30

Four FREE Webinars

Excellence in Communication

Designed for all volunteers, the focus of this session is to provide skills and tools that will allow for effective communication and understanding amongst peers, troop leaders, girls, parents/guardians, and the community at large, resulting in the optimal Girl Scouting experience. 

Dialogue, Not Debate

In a world of increasing polarization, it’s easy to stop listening to “the other side”. This webinar acknowledges a highly-charged election year as well as the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Topics tie in with GSUSA Citizen badges and Journeys, and include: ethical decision making, civil discourse, and dialogue versus debate. Facilitator: Ariel Sykes, Assistant Director of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ.

Teamwork and Teamplay

Team building activities and games are supposed to be not only educational, but also enjoyable. They help the team learn about each other — how each person thinks, works, solves problems, and has fun. During this session, you will explore teambuilding exercises on Communications, Innovation and Creativity, Leadership Styles, Time Management/Priority Management, Goal Setting, and more. The webinar will feature girls actively engaging in the team-building process that includes safety, application, and debrief.

Sensitivity Training for Girl Scout Volunteers

Sensitive topic training specific to Girl Scout volunteers. Looking at current concerns and trends that may exist in our troops; what to look for, and what to do. Learn how to support your girls and their families. Potential topics: vaping, cutting, sexual orientation, etc. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 13. Webinar link will be emailed on Sunday, June 14.