The Role of the Learning Support and Development Co-ordinator

•Chairs the Learning Support and Development committee

•Represents the Committee on the County Executive
•Represents Devon on the South West Region Adult Support Committee

Adult Support Teams

Adult Support is an important section of Devon's County Organisation and is made up of five teams. The Co-ordinators of each of the teams form the Adult Support and Development Committee. These teams are:

•Leadership Qualification



•Trainings and Events

•Membership support



The Role of the Leadership Support and Development Committee

•Supports Leaders by keeping them up to date with new programmes and new initiatives by means of training sessions; conference events and direct communication
•Supports the Adult Leadership Qualification Co-ordinator and her team in the Administration of the Qualification and provides training for mentors
•Supports and provides training oppportunities for Qualified Trainers and Prospective Trainers
•Supports and provides training opportunities for Commissioners and Commissioner Mentors
•The Committee is a forum for the advancement of Guiding Development within Devon; It forwards recommendations to the County Executive Committee

Useful Information

Spring & Autumn County Learning Opportunities

Devon has four quarter county training sessions for training its Leaders.  Venues and timings vary according to the needs of the trainees.

Annually training is organised for new leaders to help support them in achieving their leadership qualification.

Basic Food Hygiene Courses are offered see Members' Pages/Training, for e-mail details of who to contact for details.

Training for First Response and Safe Space are also offered regularly.

Division and District Local Trainings

Trainers are available to go out into Division upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to know more about becoming a Trainer - where can I find this information?

Devon's Training Team consists of seven South West Trainers.  If you are interested in finding out how to become a Trainer, contact is initially made with Girlguiding whose website is below:

How can we request a trainer to come and train in our Division?

Your Division Training Rep (or if you don't have one your Division Commissioner) can contact a trainer of your choice directly.

I am a qualified leader and I am considering becoming a Mentor, how can I find out more?

Contact your Division Leadership Qualification Co-ordinator. She could arrange for someone to come to your Division to talk to a group about mentoring and pass your name onto the mentoring team.