Scenario # 1 – Commissioner’s Nightmare
Identify the problems.
|1.||Lapsed charters can be an indication that:
|2.||More lapsed charters suggests that the problem may extend beyond the Unit Commissioners to the management skills of the Assistant District Commissioners. What could have gone wrong here?|
|3.||Dropping support of District and Council activities usually suggests that there are deeper problems in how units are operating and that the Unit Commissioner is not there to monitor and help the situation.
|4.||Bad press coverage may have been reasonable in light of what happened, but why did it happen? The related note on training is there for a purpose.
|5.||Paramilitary activity is definitely prohibited and no Scout leader has authority to add anything to the requirements for any Scout award. This is a unit leader that really needs to be helped and the chartered organization needs to be involved.|
|Okay District Commissioner, its your baby. What are you going to do now?|
What additional information do you need?
|1.||Do you have a good ratio of Unit Commissioners to Units?|
|2.||Do you have a Commissioner recruiting plan in operation?|
|3.||When was each unit last visited and what was learned?|
|4.||You probably need to visit each unit and chartered organization to find out what is going on. This is a great strain on time, so how do you handle this? How much can be delegated?|
What are your alternatives in each case?
|1.||Do you have priorities for action?|
|2.||You may not have many alternatives, because you need to get these units back on line or is this true?|
|3.||Should you be managing the crisis or is it managing you?|
|4.||What needs to be done for a long term fix?|
|5.||Who can help?|
|6.||Who on the District Committee can be drafted into action?|
|7.||Should you be doing some emergency recruiting?|
What actions would you take?
|1.||Use your people resources and talk to everyone that can help: