Summer Term Lessons: Change, Example, Sustainability, Travel & Learning

Summer term is winding down and it is time to extract the lessons we are going to carry to next term. Change Management continued as one of our main topics. We have to plan for changes based on our priorities, values, and beliefs. We have to be ready for unexpected changes that can impact our personal and professional life. Our actions, talks, and thoughts should be an example to others in our circles of influence. We live in one globe that we have to protect. We should embrace sustainability actions to build a better world. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a good set of global goals to add our contribution and make it happen. The more we travel, the more we learn about others. Share your learning experiences and influence others to know more our planet.

During Summer 2019 more than 40,000 Scouts from more than 150 countries attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree in the USA. Former UN Secretary General and Scouter from Korea Ban Ki-moon challenged Scouts to be Global citizens, be champions of the Sustainable Development Goals, and be agents of climate change. We want to combine his recommendations with our lessons in our courses. We continue enhancing our formal and non-formal educational methods to improve higher education management programs. Our digital leaders of the future are already leading their youth groups in their countries. Be prepared.

Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE) for Sustainable Development Goals | #GLOBE4SDGs | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

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When we visited Japan during 2015 World Scout Jamboree we were impacted by their culture, history, technology, companies, and the ability to have more than 34,000 scouts from than 150 countries engage with nature, water, science, and worldwide Scouting. We visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and learned about their Hiroshima Peace Program. We came back committed to integrate all learning experiences to improve business management and youth leadership instruction. We combined all learning content with other resources including TED, TEDx, and TED Ed lessons and started working for a better world. Later we added the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We used TEDxFSCJ lessons to create TED Ed Lessons and delivered TECH Knowledge Workshops to use technology to combine TED Ed Lessons into Learning Management systems for online courses.

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We used our TECH Knowledge ideas to impuse our “be-outside-of-the-box” initiatives that include the top of Bloom’s taxonomy, outdoors learning, outdoors classrooms, and outdoors university concepts.

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We created TEDxFSCJ Learning Adventures to bring TED, TEDx, and TED Ed Lessons to discussions, assignments, and team projects and to schedule end of term roundtables to discuss the courses topics and their relationship with specific SDGs.

TEDxFSCJ LearnAdv Goals Fall 2018 (4)

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We included our Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE) educational model to connect blogs, social media, multigenerational students, Scouts, TED, TEDx, and TED Ed lessons with the SDGs. We integrated all mentioned tools to Learning Management systems and online courses to enhance outdoors classrooms and learning to educate the digital leaders of tomorrow.

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We used our Personal Leadership System and personal SWOT analysis to connect our beliefs, values, and priorities with the SDGs.

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Next, we used all these resources and models to connect our personal vision and goals with service projects in our communities to start selecting specific SDGs.

Follow the next post to find out more about #My4SDGs and #GLOBE4SDGs.

 

Follow our Global Learning Flipboard Magazines | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche Valencia

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We relaunched our Global Learning Flipboard magazines to expand our global curation of outdoors learning, travel with a learning purpose, and global Scouting. We also have one in Spanish (Aventura Global) that integrate all of the others in English. Use your laptop or download Flipboard app in your tablet or smartphone. Start flipping.
Aventura Global. Aventuras globales y Scouts en ciudades y países donde hemos estado. El aprendizaje es global.
Outdoors University News. Outdoors University© is a collaborative educational institution using the Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement (GLOBE)© model of global collaboration and creative ideas to enhance learning outside the classroom. The center of collaborative learning is the Outdoors University Blog. Learning moments and activities outside the classroom.
Global Learning Adventures. Life is a continuous journey. Follow our travel and global learning adventures.
Global Learning News. International Business, Technologies, Management, and Travel Lessons for our Global Students and Friends.
Scouting Adventures. Worldwide Scouting News, Events, and Activities.

Buzz TV | “Making a Difference” Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, FSCJ | Mike White

Buzz TV – “Making a Difference” Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, FSCJ from Buzz Media Group – BUZZ TV on Vimeo.

 

Each week on Making a Difference, Mike White interviews community leaders in Jacksonville. This week Mike spoke to Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, a Scouter, from FSCJ.

Mike White launched Client Focused Media in 2002, the leading integrated marketing firm in Northeast Florida with extensive capabilities and experience providing strategic planning, marketing, creative, advertising, printing, branding, public relations and crisis communications services. He also serves as the Publisher of Jacksonville Buzz Magazine which reaches 150,000 readers each month and is the CEO of Bluhorn Solutions. Because of White’s commitment to provide the broadest range of integrated marketing services possible for CFM’s clients, he also founded an events production company as well as a promotional product company to support CFM’s cutting edge marketing campaigns and to yield measurable results for CFM clients at the most efficient rates.

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche: “Scouting shaped me as a young sea scout in Venezuela to be a Navy Officer and a global citizen. As the son of a widow, my Sea Scout group activities and camping and leaders were the roles models who guided me as a person and as a professional. I was part of a worldwide movement that is still impacting me. I became Scouter in Venezuela and later in the USA. The values I learned and the role models I followed were fundamental to do the same. Leading by example is my commitment to Scouting as a person, professional, and professor. Scouting is the best outdoors experiential educational method to form the leaders of tomorrow.”

To contact Dr. Jose, shoot him an email at joselepervanche@gmail.com

Boy Scouts of America – North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award

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March 2012. North Florida Council Recognition Banquet. North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award.

Dr. Jose Lepervanche received the North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award during NFC Recognition Banquet. The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. It is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it. The Silver Beaver Award is not earned but awarded based on nomination.

National Youth Leadership Training

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The National Youth Leadership Training program is an intensive week-long summer experience for upper-ranking scouts, venturers, and sea scouts. Each participant works through a week of indoor and outdoor challenges, with the mentoring of the highly skilled youth staff. Participants are equipped with the basic skills necessary to become leaders in their troops, crews, ships, communities, and future professions.

During the seven days, program will range from geocaching to knots instruction, sports games, realistic first aid practice, overnight backpacking trips, interpatrol competitions and campfires. Each part of the program is carefully prepared and used as a hands-on tool to teach fundamental leadership concepts. An orientation at the beginning of the week and a graduation ceremony at the end round out the experience.

Key topics are:
Vision – Goals – Planning: Creating a Positive Future Success
SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
Planning and Problem-Solving Tool: What, How, When, Who
Assessment Tool: SSC – Start, Stop, Continue
Teaching EDGE™: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Stages of Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Leading EDGE™: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Conflict Resolution Tool:EAR – Express, Address, Resolve
Making Ethical Decisions:Right vs. Wrong, Right vs. Right, Trivial
Communication: MaSeR – Message, Sender, Receiver
Valuing People: ROPE – Reach out, Organize, Practice, Experience
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Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche was Scoutmaster / Course Director of BSA North Florida Council – National Youth Leadership Training in 2010 and 2011. He has been on NFC NYLT staff since 2007 assisting or mentoring Course Directors and Youth Staff. He is currently NFC Vice President of Program and NYLT program is one of his training responsibilities.

Scoutmaster Jose Bio

About Scoutmaster Jose G. Lepervanche – @ScoutmasterJose – Scouting Bio

Jose G. Lepervanche Scouting experience began in the Scouts of Venezuela Association where we was Sea Scout, Boy Scouts and Guide Scouts Scouter, District Outreach Commissioner, and participant of an International Scouting Leadership Training. Since moving to the United States he has been an active Scouter in both the South Florida (Pack 850 and Troop 840) and North Florida Councils. He is currently VP of Program for North Florida Council and member of NFC Executive Board. He is Associate Advisor of Venturing Crew 909. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 182 from 2006 to 2013 and he was selected by BSA in 2009 as one of 43 National Distinguished Scoutmasters. His Jamborees experience include: Visitor and speaker to 300 CPR trainees in NSJ2010, ASM in NSJ2013 and ASM in WSJ2015 in Japan.

Jose earned his first Wood Badge beads in Venezuela in 1993. After moving to the US, he earned his Wood Badge beads again in 2005 after being a participant in Wood Badge Course SR-651 where he was a member of the Eagle Patrol. He earned his third bead as NYLT Course Director (2010 and 2011). Jose has been staff of every National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT Brownsea) since 2007 and he has attended most of  NYLT Course Directors Conference since 2009. He was Troop Guide in 2013 Wood Badge course and earned his fourth Wood Badge beads.

He is a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow Echockotee Lodge, instructor at University of Scouting and Trainer’s Edge, and World Organization of Scouting Movement (WOSM) English-Spanish translator.  He has published his Scoutoons (www.scoutoons.com) in Wood Badge Gilwell Gazette. After being saved by CPR during a summer camp, he has been public speaker for BSA Speaker Bureau (Scouting for youth leaders and managers, Scouting 101 for college students) and American Heart Association about CPR / AED awareness and training and about the importance of being physically strong. Jose is the inaugural Professor of Supervision and Management at Florida State College at Jacksonville (www.lepervanche.com). Jose is married to Flor Ramirez Lepervanche and has two adult children including an Eagle Scout and two grandchildren. Follow his Scouting Adventures News and Social Media (www.scoutingadventures.org), Facebook Pages (Scouting Adventures, Noticias Scouts in Spanish). Follow @ScoutmasterJose on Twitter and Instagram where he actively post about Scouting, outdoors, healthy hearts and global learning. He has visited 43 countries and normally visit local scouts in many countries.

VP of Program  – BSA North Florida Council – Jacksonville, Florida (2014 – Present). Summit Ambassador. Unit Leader 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Unit leader 2016 Scotland Jamborette.
Associate Advisor & Founder – Venturing Crew 909 – Jacksonville, Florida (2011-Present)
Scoutmaster – BSA Troop 182 – Jacksonville, Florida (2006 – 2013). 2010 Shawnee District Award of Merit. 2012 Silver Beaver Award.
Troop Guide. 2013 Wood Badge S487-131
First ASM NFC 2013 National Jamboree 
Course Director / Scoutmaster – North Florida Council National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Brownsea (2009 – 2011). Assistant Course Director (2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2015).
2009 National Distinguished Scoutmaster. Member of National Council Time Management Focus Group.
BSA Speakers Bureau. Talks about Scouting method, leadership, teamwork, and values to college management students and others.
WOSM World Organization of the Scout Movement. English-Spanish translator.
Order of the Arrow – Brotherhood. 
Assistant Advisor to Saturiwa Chapter (2008-09).
Wood Badge SR-651. BSA South Florida Council. 
Published Scoutoons in Gilwell Gazette.
Assistant Scoutmaster – BSA Troop 840 – Miami, Florida. Webmaster. 
Produced multimedia slide shows for courts of honor.
Committee Member. Assistant Den Leader. Tiger Cub Coach. BSA Pack 850 – 
Miami, Florida

Publisher of Scouting related cartoons. (www.scoutoons.com)

Scouts Association of Venezuela

District Staff. Miranda State. Scouts Association of Venezuela
International Leadership Training. Scouts Association of Venezuela
Wood Badge. Scouts Association of Venezuela
Committee Chair. Scouts Group “Aconcagua” – Caracas, Venezuela
Sub-Group Chief. Scouts Group “Guaicaipuro” – Miranda, Venezuela
Sea Scout. Sea Scouts Group “Argos” – Caracas, Venezuela

Member of the Scout4Peace Foundation (www.scouting4peace.org)

Follow @ScoutmasterJose on Twitter

Scouting 101: Methods of World Scouting in Management Education

The BAS in Supervision and Management program has incorporated innovative learning strategies and contents from different industries and organizations. They include corporations, government, academia, nonprofits, churches, and youth groups. Managing people requires values and methods that could come from other areas beyond the workplace and traditional content developed for management education. This study takes the risk of exploring outside-academia learning strategies and the essential characteristics of the World Scouting Movement and its contribution, not only to the education of young people, but also to the education of potential managers or leaders outside Scouting, with emphasis in the workplace. April 9, 2011.

Global Youth Leadership Skills for the Next Generation

As a leaders of this globe, we have rights and obligations. We have duties as citizens to educate our next generation of leaders and to manage our resources. It is important to talk about value-based leadership, team-based leadership, and use-of-natural-resources leadership. Value-based leaders have embedded their value system and use it all the time.

We have been growing in a society that has many differences, divisions, and hate. Now we have to narrow our needs to have a better future and a better world. We have to enjoy our days and teach others how to be better to improve our world. Here we share a method and ideas to improve the Global Youth Leadership Skills for the Next Generation:

1. Have an Honor Code

When we talk about value-based leadership it is important to have an honor code, a set of specific statements that are going to be the foundation of who you are. Who is the kind of person you want to show to others. What are the values that you have in the base of your pyramid. Examples, Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath, Code of Conduct.

2. Add a set of standards as Law

You have to list and organize a set of fundamental parameters as life standards or commitments. Examples, Constitution, Commandments, Scout Law.They are a set of rules to lead or live better.

3. Teamwork activities

Our youth needs to learn to be in a team. Sometimes you are a follower, sometimes you are the leader, but sometimes you are the person who puts the pieces together, coordinator, communicator, organizer, thinker, or caller to action.

4. Continuous Progression

It is also important to have a continuous progression and assess the process to make adjustments to personal advancement. Use self-evaluation or feedback evaluation from others to be in the right track.

5. Be a Global Youth Leader

We are part of a global community. We are not only in own specific city or country. We think and act locally but we also should think and act globally. We belong to one world. “E Pluribus Unum”, out of many one. We belong to a society that are part of other groups. We have to respect the differences in religious, races, national origin and languages in order to be able to bring everybody to the mix. We are not a melting pot, we are a “big salad” where flavors and colors are added to be mix and then we can enjoy the benefits of being a global citizen.

6. Youth Leadership Challenge

Leadership is a process that involve everything you do in life. It is embedded in your blood. Be a role model to others. For these reasons, I challenge you to teach  leadership skills to the next generation. Involve children into youth leadership courses and youth groups. They will learn how to lead our world with a better foundation  . Get children involved in youth leadership training, teamwork based training, and value based leadership training.

If we want codes, laws, rules, or rights to be applied in our world,we have to teach the next generation to read and apply them in their local communities. Then we have to teach them to think and act locally and think and act globally to build a better world.

Be a global learner. Be a global leader. Be a global citizen.

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