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Staff Training Workshops

A key component to the continuing success of the NYWg Encampments are the Staff Training Workshops held in the Spring prior to the Encampment. These weekends provide classroom instruction in Leadership and Teamwork as well as the practical application of these concepts during the course of the weekends. Staff members learn to work together and learn HOW to do their assigned job during the encampment.
Photos from 2007 Staff Skills Workshop

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Leadership Workshop

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The Leadership Workshop is a critical activity to the ultimate success of the encampment. All staff candidates (both cadet and senior), as well as any previously assigned staff member, are expected to fully participate in all the activities. There are formal classroom sessions as well as team building exercises. Participants are expected to arrive Friday evening. There is a full day of activities on Saturday, and departure Sunday morning. The Command staff (both cadet and senior) remain to discuss staff selections.

Seniors will participate with the cadet staff in many of the activities. However, there will be separate sessions focused solely on the senior roles and responsibilities. (See Senior Member Mentor Workshop below.)



2017 Leadership Workshop Information

(All cadet staff are expected to attend this workshop. Anyone not able to arrive by 2100 hours on Friday must contact the Encampment Commander or Commandant of Cadets.)
Dates: 19-21 May 2017
Location:Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, NY (if staying on base, bring bedding) Directions
Start Time: 2100 hrs on Friday (arrive between 1900 and 2100 hours)
End Time: 1000 hrs on Sunday (Command Staff will remain longer)
Application Process: Update your intention to attend (or not attend) by updating the Workshop Intention page on the Members Only Section of the website. Please update no later than one week prior to the workshop. (If you cannot access the website, contact the registrar). Submit or hand-carry CAPF31 (PDF Format) to Encampment Registrar
Cost: $20 (Includes all meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast, as well as other materials)
    Equipment List:
    BDU Uniform - NO SQUADRON HATS
    Civilian Clothing
    Outwear - civilian OK
    Raingear
    Flashlight
    Bedding - sleeping bag, extra blanket, or clothes (it may get very cold at night)
    Canteen or Camelback
    Warm PT gear with sneakers
    Notebook/writing instrument
    Mosquito Repellent
    Toiletry Items (razor, toothbrush, towel, etc.)


Mentor Workshop

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While this workshop was developed to train seniors to be able to be effective at encampments, the training is equally useful in squadrons or on missions. If you work with cadets in any capacity, this workshop is for you. The Air Force and our national Civil Air Patrol have recognized that mentoring is a valuable tool in training, and is especially relevant with regard to our cadet program. This workshop is continually evolving, so plan on attending even if you have participated in the past. Lt.Col. Janet Schachner is a 'master teacher' and has created an outstanding workshop.
If you are curious about encampments, and are considering applying for staff -- this is the place to be.

This workshop is a requirement for all senior staff members. Returning staff members will participate in a 'refresher' course and then assist in the Leadership Workshop which is held at the same time. Individuals who have not participated in this workshop previously will have an in-depth full-day course on mentoring. As a by-product you will be able to find out more about the encampment and meet with the Encampment Commander. This will provide an opportunity to determine where you can best serve the encampment.


2017 Mentor Workshop Information


Dates: Saturday, 20 May (same weekend as Leadership Workshop)
Location:Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, NY (if staying on base, bring bedding) Directions
Start Time: 0815 hrs on Saturday
End Time: 1800 hrs on Saturday
Application Process: Update your intention to attend (or not attend) by updating the Workshop Intention page on the Members Only Section of the website. Please update no later than one week prior to the workshop. (If you cannot access the website, contact the registrar). If this is your first time applying for staff and you cannot attend this workshop, you must contact the Encampment Commander directly in order to still be considered for a staff position. Submit or hand-carry CAPF31 (PDF Format) to Encampment Registrar
Cost: $20 (Includes lunch on Saturday and a copy of the "Senior Member Mentor Workbook") See the Leadership Workshop information above.
Uniform: Any valid CAP uniform (cadets will be in BDU uniform)



Staff Skills Workshop Information

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The Staff Skills Workshop is focused entirely on providing the necessary training for each staff person to be able to successful do their assigned job at the encampment. All staff (both senior and cadet) are expected to attend. This activity is key to the success of the encampment. Required Staff Training (a requirement by National Civil Air Patrol for anyone participating on staff at an encampment) is held on Saturday.

It is expected that all staff will attend this workshop. This is really the 'beginning' of the encampment. Each department will begin performing their jobs: ADM will be preparing the information mailing for accepted cadets, as well as registering the participants of the workshop, PAO will be creating their first newsletter, flight staff will have the names and contact information of the individuals in their flight and will be preparing to contact them, Mess OPS will be doing trial runs on dispensing food. Staff members who do not attend this workshop are at a significant disadvantage for getting the most out of their staff assignment.

This activity is held at Stratton ANG. Participants arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday morning. Seniors who are not mentors often just come for the day on Saturday for the Required Staff Training.


 

2017 Staff Skills Workshop

Dates: 23-25 June 2017
Location: Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, NY (if staying on base, bring bedding)
Directions
Start Time: 2000 hrs on Friday night
End Time: 1000 hrs on Sunday morning
Application Process: Submit CAPF31 (PDF Format) to Encampment Registrar by one week prior to Workshop
Cost: $20 (Includes all meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast, as well as other materials)
    Equipment List:
    BDU uniform - NO SQUADRON HATS
    AF Blues (or CAP equivalent) - Short Sleeves, No ties, ribbons optional
    Civilian clothing
    Outwear - civilian OK
    Raingear
    Flashlight
    Bedding - sleeping bag, extra blanket, or clothes (it may get very cold at night)
    Canteen or Camelback
    Warm PT gear with sneakers
    Notebook/writing instrument
    Mosquito Repellent
    Toiletries items (razor, toothbrush, towel, etc)

Accomodations at Stratton

There are unheated cabins which sleep approximately 10 people. Anyone planning to stay in the cabin needs to bring their own bedding. All cadets MUST stay in the cabins, and senior supervision is required.

SENIORS NOT SLEEPING ON BASE: The closest motels are Days Inn - 167 Nott Terrace, Schenectady - 518 370 3297 and Doubletree by Hilton - 100 Nott Terrace, Schenectady - 518 393-4141. Other motels in the area, Quality Inn - 2788 Hamburg St, Schenectady - 800 215-2167 and the Super 8 Schenectady - 3083 Carman Rd - 518 355-2190.

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