Medeba

 

Session Overview

Leaders in Training are taught using a variety of teaching styles and settings. Sessions have been designed to flow as a progression through all leadership courses offered at Medeba.  Practical, real life assignments are often given. Here is an overview of the courses taught (these may vary slightly according to the needs of the group):

 

Personal Development

These courses focus on areas of your life such as spiritual growth, goal setting and understanding yourself. The more you can understand yourself, the better you will be able to understand what you need from those you’re leading or following.

 

Also, by understanding yourself, you will also be able to understand those around you and hopefully be able to work better and more easily with them. The list below covers the overall areas we cover through our LIT program.

 

Leader in Training 1

Life Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Personal Organizing Skills
  • Weekly Accountability
Personality Profiles
  • Myers Briggs Profile
Spiritual Leadership
  • Jesus as a Leader
Spiritual Disciplines
  • Introduction to Inward Disciplines
  • Daily Journalling

Leader in Training 2

Life Management
  • Media and Your Mind
  • Developing Healthy Relationships
  • Weekly Accountability
Personality Profiles
  • Social Styles Profile
Spiritual Leadership
  • Leaders of the Old Testament
Spiritual Disciplines
  • Introduction to Outward Disciplines
  • Daily Journalling

 

 

 

Leadership and Teaching

These courses focus on learning how to be a leader. There are many components to leadership and being a leader; the following are the topics we focus on during LIT.

 

Our goal is for each participant to be exposed to the basics of these leadership topics and each participant to have the opportunity to practice what they have learned as well as explore their leadership style. The LIT staff provides insightful feedback continually that is specific to each participant in order for them grow as a leader in their own leadership style.

 

Leader in Training 1

Adventure Learning
  • Introduction to Facilitation
Leadership Styles
  • Understanding Basic Styles
Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • How to Listen and Speak
  • Group Agreement
Behaviour Management
  • Communicating Expectations
Age Group Characteristics
  • Understanding ages 8 - 12
How to Teach and Lead
  • Observation of Leaders
  • Evaluating Staff
Practical Opportunities to Teach and Lead
  • Assist Teaching a Skill
  • Assist in an Evening Program
  • Assist in a Campfire
  • Peer Leading
  • Ongoing Evaluation

Leader in Training 2

Adventure Learning
  • Learn to Facilitate Groups
Leadership Styles
  • Working as a Team
Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Group Agreement
Behaviour Management
  • Dealing with Behaviour Problems
Age Group Characteristics
  • Understanding ages 10 - 15
How to Teach and Lead
  • How to Teach and Lesson Planning
  • Decision Making
Practical Opportunities to Teach and Lead
  • Teaching a Skill
  • Run an Evening Program
  • Run a Campfire
  • Peer Leading and Ongoing Evaluation
  • Assist in a Cabin Group & Summer Camp Operations
 

Outdoor Skills

Training is given in most skills offered at Medeba. Each LIT will have the opportunity to learn these skills.

 

We recognize that participants will vary greatly in their skill levels prior to this course. Also, each participant will be more interested in certain skills we teach; each participant will further their skills in each area as far as possible. The more the participant takes advantage of every opportunity, the more they are likely to gain all the skills offered.

 

Leader in Training 1

Activities
  • Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking, High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Archery, Riflery (Air Rifles), Wilderness Skills, Mountain Biking
  • LIT participants usually come to Medeba with a wide variety of skill experiences and qualifications. As a result outdoor skills are designed and taught in such a way as to allow participants to develop their skills regardless of their background
First Aid
  • Introduction to First Aid
Out-trips
  • Day Solo Trip
  • 4 Day Canoe Trip
  • Rock Climbing Day Trip
  • Kayaking Day Trip

Leader in Training 2

Activities
  • Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking, High Ropes, Rock Climbing, Archery, Riflery (Air Rifles), Wilderness Skills, Mountain Biking
  • LIT participants usually come to Medeba with a wide variety of skill experiences and qualifications. As a result outdoor skills are designed and taught in such a way as to allow participants to develop their skills regardless of their background
First Aid
  • First Aid Scenarios
Out-trips
  • Overnight Solo Trip
  • 5 Day Canoe Trip
  • Rock Climbing Day Trip
  • Kayaking Day Trip
 

Operating an Outdoor Centre

Operating an outdoor centre is about much more than just fun programming. There are many different areas that are required for an outdoor centre to operate. Also, there is a tremendous amount of planning and preparing before the arrival of any campers.

 

Participants will learn general principles of operating an outdoor centre. As well, we give each participant the opportunity to be part of a leadership team to prepare and lead a portion of operating an outdoor centre. We believe that this will help participants understand the greater picture of leadership.

 

Leader in Training 1

Food Service
  • Dining Room Staff for one meal
Site Development
  • Service Project at Medeba
Risk Management
  • Introduction to Risk Management

Leader in Training 2

Food Service
  • Run a Special Camp Meal
Site Development
  • Building Project at Medeba
Risk Management
  • Using Medeba's Risk Management Manual