Leadership Development

OVERVIEW

Leadership Development has developed a dynamic and relevant 4-fold programme to develop every officer into a mentor who will bring forth girls who have self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility.

This programme is open to adult women 20 years and above.

COURSES

Introduction & Induction (I&I)

Objectives:
- To provide the prospective officer with an understanding of the purpose and vision of The Girls’ Brigade Singapore.
- To give the prospective officer an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and relationships of an officer in GBS.

Criteria:
One must complete Introduction & Induction before the Basic Officer Training Course.

Requirement:
One full day training on a Saturday, conducted in February and August.

 

Basic Officer Training Course (BOTC)

Objectives:
- To provide basic training for the prospective officer in planning company programme and company administration.
- To start the prospective officer in her servant leadership journey.

Requirement:
One full day training on a Saturday, conducted in February and August.

 

LLJ Programme

Objectives:
- To inspire and equip leaders to lead like Jesus.
- To have a meaningful experience with the spiritual disciplines of solitude, prayer and the study of the Word.

Requirement:

Two day non-residential retreat, conducted over one weekend (Saturday & Sunday) in February and August.

 

Advanced Officer Training Course (AOTC)

Objectives:
- To provide continuous training to officers in four dimensions -- personal, one-on-one, team and organisation leadership.
- To encourage life-long learning among the officers.
- To equip officers with people, functional and core skills as they continue to serve in the Brigade.


Criteria:
All commissioned officers (BOTC Trainees, Cadet Lieutenant and Lieutenants) are eligible for the course.

Requirement:

Attend workshops on Saturday conducted in April or May.

 

Captain’s Training (CT)

Objectives:
- To provide an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and relationships of a captain.
- To equip captains with necessary skills and knowledge to attain functional competency in the company.

Criteria:
Captains have to attend CT within one year upon appointment.

Requirement:
One full day training on Saturday conducted annually between October and November.

 

Responsibilities Of Commissioned Officer

The Captain
• Responsible for the organisation, administration, development and growth of the Company.
• At least 21 years of age, a Christian and a commissioned officer of the Brigade.
• Represents and speaks for the company at meetings.

The Lieutenants
• At least 21 years of age and a Christian.
• Completed I&I, BOTC & LLJ organised by GBS.
• Assist the Captain in providing leadership to the girls in the company.
• Officers are expected to model the organisation’s values and mentor the girls in the company.

The Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs)
• A company may have Non-Commissioned Officers. They are promising young leaders who serves in the company and attend training courses conducted by GNS.
• The company's captain and officers will assess the duties performed by these NCOs and make recommendations for their promotion.