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Tip: Be Flexible
If you move through your prepared material and realize that you are losing part of your audience, be prepared to shift gears. Take a quick check of your audience by a show of hands or a thumbs up or thumps down on how things are going -- "Do we need to flesh this topic out a little more?" is a better question than "Are we all on board?"
Lodge Training
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Lodge Leadership Development - LLD is the perfect mesh of year-round and conference-style training for you and your local lodge and chapter leaders. LLD keeps members' knowledge of OA policies, procedures, and traditions fresh, and provides an avenue through which lodges can strategically focus toward preparing their leaders for success in achieving the Quality Lodge distinction.

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Section Training
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Conclave Training Initiative - CTI provides annual opportunities for Arrowmen to engage in learning about specific training topics as provided via syllabi from the National Committee. The process allows every section in the nation to deliver consistent messages, and was designed to augment sections' own conclave training programs.

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National Training
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National Leadership Seminar - NLS is the Order's premiere leadership skills training program. The weekend seminar, held about four times per region each year, provides an in-depth look at how leadership traits are developed and used in everyday life. The weekend format complements the more detailed Wood Badge and National Youth Leader Training programs, focusing on service within the OA toward Scouting.

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Developing Youth Leadership Conference - The Developing Youth Leadership Conference deepens an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the lodge and chapter. Conference topics include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar. Prior attendance at NLS is not required, but will help an adviser maximize the DYLC training experience.


National Order of the Arrow Conference - NOAC is a six-day adventure designed to enthuse Arrowmen about their servant roles within the Order, and is the OA's second-largest national program event next to the National Jamboree. Typically held every two years at a major university, NOAC brings more than 7,000 Arrowmen together to enjoy training, fun, and fellowship.

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