Training Validations and Issue of Wood Badges in the Absence of Compass
Once any Training or Learning has been completed the Module(s) will need to be Validated by:
The learners Training Advisor (TA) or By attending a District or County Drop-In Session with a TA or Other methods as agreed with the Local Training Manager (LTM).
The Learner should keep a copy of their updated Personal Learning Plan (PLP) so that they are aware of their next steps. The original PLP being held by their TA or LTM.
TAs, once they Validate Modules will pass the validation information to the appropriate LTM where a local training record will be maintained until Compass returns. LTMs will notify Appointments Secretaries (Apt. Sec) when a Leader has completed Getting Started so that Apt. Sec’ records may be updated to reflect this. (Completion and validation of Modules 1,2 & 3 or 4) LTMs will request a Wood Badge from HQ once, as previously, they have been notified of the successful completion of all validations necessary for a Wood Badge. (All requests are to be copied to the DCTM)
HQ can now issue Wood Badges again & will send them to DC’s.
There is no planned provision for HQ to update other leader training records directly.
When compass returns the above process for TA’s will not change, the only differences will be LTM/A’s will be able to update Compass; a Leader will be able to view their training record on line; the link back to the Apt. Sec. will be automatic; Wood Badges will be issued via Compass.
When Compass returns there will need to be a major updating exercise carried out by LTM/A’s and Apt. Secretaries so some patience will still be required. There will also be a need for assistance from leaders to later view their own records and feedback if there are any inaccuracies.