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Discussion in 'Leadership Qualification' started by littlemadangel, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. littlemadangel

    littlemadangel Leader In Training

    May 25, 2008
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    I started my Leadership Qualification in March 2015. I'll be honest and say the book was intimidating me (although I had a meeting with my mentor when starting) so I'd not filled a lot of it in.

    Last week when I was off work for a few days, I took it out and had a good stab at it..figured out I'd done lots more than I thought I had (been with this unit helping for over 2 years but we were between District Comms, lost my references, took me ages to get off Join us and onto GO etc etc)

    So to get to my question - most of my evidence is basicaly typed up sheets explaining what I've done. Is this enough? Or do I really need photos and examples of crafts and everything else because I haven't kept these and we don't take a lot of photos as a unit..

    After 2 years of being left in the dark & me & my fabulous unit leader having to do ALL the chasing (We must have asked for the LQ book for me 3 times), I'm starting to get a bit fed up!

    (My mentor goes abroad for 6 months of the year so its sometimes easier to ask here!!)
  2. emmaluvseeyore

    emmaluvseeyore Brownie Leader and Ranger Assistant

    Jan 15, 2008
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    If it doesn't slip easily into the book, then it is too much IMO. You really don't need to include masses of evidence. Just a sentence or two where relevant.
  3. Cazbly

    Cazbly Darth Vader (12,500+ posts)

    Jul 20, 2009
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    As a mentor - keep it slim - 3 or 4 sheets of decent evidence is better than 2 tons!

    If it does no fit in the folder, you have too much evidence. More important is getting sign off by a host of people - unit members, other unit leaders etc.
  4. chopperchick

    chopperchick Veteran (100+ posts) Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

    Jun 21, 2010
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    If you've been working with the unit for 2 years - actively working, planning & organising bits & pieces, attending a few events & trainings, you're right, you probably have done quite a lot but just not thought of ticking it off - although be honest with yourself about anything that happened way to early counting.

    Would agree that if you've been given a folder - often a plastic A4 wallet - that's a clue that that's all that we want to see filled. If it's a lever-arch file, its way too much!

    Photos are often easier - as it's a simple display of what happened - but they're certainly not "required" .
  5. Quack

    Quack Veteran (100+ posts) Staff Member Moderator GuiderPlus

    Jul 11, 2008
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    I think that you will have done most of what you need to have done. What you probably would benefit from is a sit down with either your mentor or if she's away, your DC.
    A fresh pair of eyes may see a lot of what you have achieved and the discussion points can bring other clauses together.

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  6. RainbowSarah

    RainbowSarah LiT (Again!)

    Oct 25, 2015
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    One of our DCs has said the lady who signs off our LQ's when they're complete, absolutely LOVES seeing signatures and comments from Brownies and Guides :D
  7. ker-stee

    ker-stee SGP Enthusiast GuiderPlus

    Oct 2, 2007
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    Some mentors and verifiers insist on masses of evidence and will only allow signatures from them and no one else (being absolutely honest here, and yes, I have emailed CC about it)
  8. floss

    floss Veteran (100+ posts) GuiderPlus

    Nov 7, 2008
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    if you've got a record of what you've done, and things like minutes from planning meetings/ district meetings etc then you just need someone to sign off the book for each thing

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