Introduction to NOAC Training
Every Arrowman that attends NOAC is to enroll in a comprehensive three-day
training program. The conference allows you and the members of your lodge
contingent to select from an extensive topic list highlighted by
program/administrative/leadership training, detailed inductions and ceremonies
training, specialized American Indian training sessions, and outdoor activities
Each NOAC participant is required to complete the individual registration
form that is enclosed with the Program and Training Guide for Participants.
Training programs are an important part of the conference experience. All
participants will be asked to select the group of courses, called cells, that
they are interested in for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning. On Sunday and
Tuesday mornings an offering of workshops will also be available.
The Cell Concept: The Conference Vice-Chiefs for Leadership Development,
Inductions and Ceremonial Events, Camping and High Adventure, and American
Indian Activities have developed a series of training cells. Sessions that have
similar topics have been grouped together to provide an Arrowman with a
comprehensive three-hour block of training on one major topic. This grouping of
three 50-minute sessions will together form a CELL of training.
Workshops: Offered on Sunday and Tuesday, the 90 minute workshops available
will allow smaller groups of Arrowmen led by a very experienced instructors, to
present a hands-on, in-depth program on topics of interest to many Arrowman.
An Arrowman who attends the conference has the ability to enroll in cells
that meet his or her interests. A special three-day Intensive Train-The-Trainer
(IT) workshop is also offered from the Leadership Development committee. The
Inductions and Ceremonial Events committee is offering the IT workshop, a
full-range, three-day ceremonies workshop on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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