Commissioner Tools and the Unit Service Plan
The Great Salt Lake Council has been one of a select few councils across the country who have participated in the pre-production testing of the highly anticipated Commissioner tools. Commissioner Tools is NOT trying to change what commissioners do. Instead it is intended to help commissioners better perform our current functions by improving our efficiency and access to information. A summary would put Commissioner Tools in the context of what commissioners already know and do:
- Administer commissioners and their assigned units - use the tool to assign commissioners to units.
- Make contacts - use the tool to record contacts. A commissioner is most effective through frequent contact with their units so they can build a friendly and trusting relationship
- Conduct roundtables - use the tool to record attendance and monitor effectiveness.
- Conduct assessments to help a unit improve – In concert with the Unit Service Plan and Journey to Excellence (JTE), use the tool to record the results and build an action plan(s) that may access and incorporate district, council and other resources beyond the unit.
- Monitor a unit's progress - use the tool to access unit information.
The rollout of Commissioner Tools in the Great Salt Lake Council will occur October 1, 2014. Until then, you can become more familiar with Commissioner Tools by learning more about the Unit Service Plan and some of the definitions, acronyms and icons found in the application: