As things always go, I went from "maybe" instructing, to "will" instruct, to "will" direct for this activity.
This was my first time at a PD course not as a student. Thus far I've taken SLS/CLC/UCC/TLC
Since the TLC materials were revised a few months back, I believe this was the first time in our wing that we've done the basic, 1 day course.
We had a typical SNAFU, with a projector turning off every few minutes (after working for a solid 45 before class), and had to resort to using a laptop per table as a work around. We got it working after lunch.
The slides were few, and picture heavy vs the multi-hundred-text-full slides of other courses I've taken. This is one of those courses that lends itself to discussion, probably more so than the others, and quite a few things were shared, learned, and discussed, at times running over the set time for the class. I'm going to put together some notes on what we found to be confusing/needing improvement, but overall the quality of the slides and instructor sheets were great.
I feel like there needs to be an emphasis on a few things that aren't touched upon. Primarily, eservices. There are many useful reports in the system now for cadet programs, but it seemed that many in the room were either unaware or unsure on where to find them. In general, perhaps a self study video /simulation class needs to be developed on using eservices. The other thing is the lack of awareness of the wonderful Cadet Programs pamphlets, brochures, sheets, forms, etc that the CP crew at NHQ has been releasing for the last 10 years or so. Some great materials are out there, but aren't well publicized or really incorporated into the PD side of the Cadet Programs Officer track.
But at the end of the day? At least 2 units will receive TLC credit that they needed for QCUA, and people walked away with a better handle on the Cadet Program, and some useful information.