Leadership Lessons Learned On       The Cabin Path           Presented By:           Jay Gilbert OCA Conference, January 2...
About Me
“To help camp counsellors andprogram staff think moreconsciously about theexperiences camp presentsthem.”My Mission
I like the waterfront       Unpredictable      Safe       Dirty Thirsty      Rainy       Activities    LaughingCamp is ___...
Why do we go to camp?                      # Days OffCamp                  10Internship                              24   ...
Why do we go to camp?                                      Hourly PayCamp          1.13Internship                         ...
Why do we go to camp?         Employee Engagement100 75 50 25 0Week 1      Week 4   Week 7           Week 9            Cam...
We go to camp because it is...                  An incredible place of                           growth and               ...
Camp is a special place. It is a place of fun and sports, of singingand sharing. Camp is an open minded, creative haven. W...
A testimony of the camp experience from a peer.
The camp environment allows us      to be who we really are.
Leadership is part experience, part attitude.
1Now, the lessons.    A place for tremendous personal growth.
2Camp teaches its staff how to manage others.
Language      “OMG did you hear....”                                         7%Paralanguage                             38...
2Camp teaches its staff how to manage others.
3The number of teamwork scenarios are uncountable.
4We build deep relationships, and realizethe impact we are making as role models.
Hug Break!                        We need 8 hugs per day.The cactus centrepieces were from a Western themed banquet. Some ...
5Planning and executing a program is like          running a business.
6Leading a canoe trip is a profound leadership experience.
7 And when I look back now, Iappreciate more than ever...
Story about the shooting stars.
Why camp staff are best prepared for the job market.    Work with Different Types of People    Diverse Skill Sets       Te...
Staff need to be able to communicate their experience.
We need our staff to care.
I announced the launch of my website: www.jaygilbert.ca
THANK YOU            ...and time for lunch!                                                          Scan this            ...
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My presentation at the 2012 Ontario Camps Association Conference "Grow Into Tomorrow" on January 27, 2012.

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  • - Good morning! I’m excited to be here today.\n- Name is Jay Gilbert\n- What is this talk about?\n- Leadership and staff outcomes\n- It’s about those everyday situations and experiences a counsellor has at camp that is loaded with leadership and life lessons\n- I do want to tell you about myself before we get too deep into the talk\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - off to Camp Huronda at age 8\n- this was an important area for me - the MPS, later ran the area, parents left me to take the bus b/c I ran to the MPS\n- my two best friends from camp, Ian and Seb\n- In one of the many costumes I wore, for 80s lunch\n- One of my passions is music - here we are filming a music video for our Cover Me Canada audition\n- Had to grow up, went into business - HBA, management consultant, MBA\n- Visiting camp in summer 2011 when I donated a boat\n- Now, here I am. So here’s my mission, it is...\n
  • - When we’re 16, 17, 18, we’re not thinking about our experiences with a leadership frame of mind\n- camp is a developmental experience so rich in opportunity\n- we need our staff to know we care about their development and we need them to care\n- they are, after all, taking care of the most prized possessions of parents\n\n- so let’s get started. Camp is....\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - what word or words would you use to describe camp?\n- open to floor - whiteboard answers\n\n- And how do our youth communicate this experience in job interviews?\n- Camp is so much fun, I love my friends, the activities are good, I get a good suntan, and “I like the waterfront”\n\n- But camp is so much more, and we need our staff leaders to be able to communicate their experience! I made this mistake in my job interviews. An interviewer literally told me “we got a little carried away talking about your camp”\n\n- Why do we go to camp\n
  • - I told you I’m an MBA, so I had to prepare some graphs\n- This is my own analysis\n- I will compare a role at camp, to a role as an intern in the city\n\n- Days off\n\n- Hourly Pay\n
  • - I told you I’m an MBA, so I had to prepare some graphs\n- This is my own analysis\n- I will compare a role at camp, to a role as an intern in the city\n\n- Days off\n\n- Hourly Pay\n
  • - I told you I’m an MBA, so I had to prepare some graphs\n- This is my own analysis\n- I will compare a role at camp, to a role as an intern in the city\n\n- Days off\n\n- Hourly Pay\n
  • - I told you I’m an MBA, so I had to prepare some graphs\n- This is my own analysis\n- I will compare a role at camp, to a role as an intern in the city\n\n- Days off\n\n- Hourly Pay\n
  • - I told you I’m an MBA, so I had to prepare some graphs\n- This is my own analysis\n- I will compare a role at camp, to a role as an intern in the city\n\n- Days off\n\n- Hourly Pay\n
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  • - My MBA research on engagement between millennials and baby boomers\n- Millennials want teamwork, instantaneous feedback, know they’re making a difference, etc. \n- You get that at camp!\n\n- There is some real research on this topic published in December 2011 from Psychology Today\n- Outcome: those who went to camp succeed at higher levels in university\n- 3 variables:\n- academic workload\n- being away from home\n- managing multiple priorities and dealing with uncertainties\n- Campers only have to adjust to the academic workload!\n\n- So really, why we go to camp is because it is...\n
  • - My MBA research on engagement between millennials and baby boomers\n- Millennials want teamwork, instantaneous feedback, know they’re making a difference, etc. \n- You get that at camp!\n\n- There is some real research on this topic published in December 2011 from Psychology Today\n- Outcome: those who went to camp succeed at higher levels in university\n- 3 variables:\n- academic workload\n- being away from home\n- managing multiple priorities and dealing with uncertainties\n- Campers only have to adjust to the academic workload!\n\n- So really, why we go to camp is because it is...\n
  • - My MBA research on engagement between millennials and baby boomers\n- Millennials want teamwork, instantaneous feedback, know they’re making a difference, etc. \n- You get that at camp!\n\n- There is some real research on this topic published in December 2011 from Psychology Today\n- Outcome: those who went to camp succeed at higher levels in university\n- 3 variables:\n- academic workload\n- being away from home\n- managing multiple priorities and dealing with uncertainties\n- Campers only have to adjust to the academic workload!\n\n- So really, why we go to camp is because it is...\n
  • - My MBA research on engagement between millennials and baby boomers\n- Millennials want teamwork, instantaneous feedback, know they’re making a difference, etc. \n- You get that at camp!\n\n- There is some real research on this topic published in December 2011 from Psychology Today\n- Outcome: those who went to camp succeed at higher levels in university\n- 3 variables:\n- academic workload\n- being away from home\n- managing multiple priorities and dealing with uncertainties\n- Campers only have to adjust to the academic workload!\n\n- So really, why we go to camp is because it is...\n
  • - My goal as a trainer and speaker is to accelerate many of the AHA! moments that today’s staff have\n- As I sat in my cubicle on Bay street, I thought to myself: It wasn’t my business school training that helped me be successful in the professional world, it was my experiences from camp\n\n- Over the past 8 months, I wrote a book about the leadership lessons learned at camp. In it, I give one of my definitions of camp\n
  • - WHISPER on “nothing else matters”\n\n- As part of the book writing process, I asked many friends, colleagues, and former staff folks to write down for me a memory, a story, or a reflection that symbolized a leadership or life lesson that they learned at camp. \n- I feel these pieces really provide a testimony of the camp experience. As we get deeper into my presentation, I want you to think about these as the foundation for why the camp environment teaches us so much, and why we need our staff to soak up all their experiences completely\n- Here is what my friend Jen Hanson contributed\n
  • Each year at Camp Huronda, the 16 year old Counsellors-in-Training (CITs) head out on a 3-day canoe trip. The trip is meant to be an opportunity for peer-bonding, experiential learning and, most of all, a demonstration of character and leadership—a chance to show the older staff that we are true counselor material. That we were the leaders of tomorrow and that we could handle a grueling backcountry canoe trip in the interior of Algonquin. The group of CITs I traveled with that year not only survived, we thrived. We went on to prove ourselves as leaders not only in the camping world but beyond. I often wonder whether there was something in the water that summer. The challenges we faced together, the support we showed one another and the lessons we learned that year were a catalyst to so much to come.\n\n- The camp environment\n\n- 22:00 to the end of this slide\n- Being surrounded by a group of like-minded, eager, enthusiastic and inspiring individuals set us up for success. We went on to become doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers. We started our own businesses and helped to grow existing ones. \n
  • - So now let me highlight why the camp environment creates this magical place that allows us to learn about leadership\n\n- The camp environment lets us be who we really are, and want to be\n- If we don’t show up to camp knowing this person that we are, it allows us to find out\n- Camp is our chance to escape the city\n- We can make new friends, show our talents (archery, sterning a canoe)\n\n- Meet people that we otherwise would not have met\n- Camp is fun! The best learning environments are fun\n\n- It is good to be in nature. Research identifies a new phrase: nature deficit disorder. We aren’t spending enough time outside.\n- We are all different and can learn from each other\n\n- There are 4 main leadership styles, no matter what terminology you use - myers briggs, leadership wheel, DiSC (dominant, influencer, steadfastness, conscientious)\n- These types are equally distributed across the population\n- 3 out of every 4 people you meet think, act, communicate in different ways then you do!\n- ASK: Why do we need leaders of all types? - the loud, quiet, funny, analytical, \n- ANSWER: We have campers of all types!\n- We need to have BALANCED staff teams\n- The camp environment is a safe place to experiment, learn, and grow.\n\n- Experience and Attitude\n
  • - Is there a certain kind of person that is a camp counsellor? NO! I just told you there are four main types of people\n- However, maybe there is one characteristic of counsellors that is common - their attitude.\n- Are you creating a culture at your camps that focus on attitudes?\n- Are you staff’s attitudes worth catching?\n\n- I want to tell you about a defining moment in my life that for the first time, affirmed that my attitude is powerful\n
  • - drivers license story\n\n- with the right attitude, experiences can become more powerful and can really build character\n\n- As I now transition into the leadership lessons learned: \n\n- If you were to write down a list of all the things you did at camp over the course of a summer and compare that to a list of things an intern at a bank or consumer packaged goods company did, which list would be longer?\n- Camp = more experiences in number, but also in quality\n\n- personal growth\n\n- 31:50 to end of this slide\n
  • - First taste of real hard work!\n- As a CIT, up at 6:45, bed at midnight\n- Working with horses, climbing tower, bikes, etc.\n- You develop skill sets: problem solving, decision making, and you have to implement the decisions and face any potential repercussions\n\n- managing others\n
  • - What I think is not used by camp staff is strong, powerful language that is familiar to business people, and most importantly, recruiters!\n- Simply put, the job of counsellor is to manage the experience of their customers, the campers.\n- There are adults who don’t get into managerial roles until they are at least halfway through their careers\n\n- You’re in charge of the group!\n- Scotty story: How to react - yell back, assign to CIT, wait, get his favourite area staff\n- When do you step in, when do you stay back, and when do you discipline?\n\n- Communication effectiveness\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - There are 3 components that determine the impact of our message\n- Language 7%\n- Paralanguage 38%\n- Body Language 55%\n\n- We need to be careful what message we are casting - as we have all heard before, it’s not what you say, but how you say it!\n\n- Routines\n
  • - Routines: morning wake up, blood testing, cabin cleanup, bedtime\n- This is an incredible opportunity to try out new approaches and tactics, figure out what works and what doesn’t work with campers from different age groups\n- Your objective is, with the right intentions, to get a group of people to do what you want them to, when you want them to do it.\n- Bedtime routine: Huronda Heroes\n\n- Teamwork\n
  • - Camp teaches you how to work with others and on teams\n- The # teamwork scenarios are uncountable\n- Group energy is powerful: sense of achievement and accomplishment\n- Think of a team that’s planning a program (more on this later)\n- Team composition: senior staff, experienced staff, junior staff\n- Observation, then\n- Participation, then\n- Leadership\n- You can’t throw a young leader into the deep end! Each person has a role\n- This is why we have dynamic and diverse teams\n- Each has a role and different skills that contribute to the achievement of the desired outcomes\n- Your young staff will want to lead more at home after their first summer at camp\n\n- Relationships - homesickness, empathy\n
  • - Who has dealt with homesickness before? Who has not?\n- Teaches us empathy\n- How do we get through tough times?\n- Sing lean on me (talk about public speaking opportunity)\n- Relationships and those who make an impact on us\n- Why are camp friends the best? Why are the relationships so strong?\n- shared experiences\n- unconditional love and support: always there for you when you need them\n- Relationships relate to leadership - why? leaders aren’t leaders because they make easy decisions - sounding board, lean on\n- Not just with peers!\n- Being a role model is an experience that will not only change the lives of those you influence, but will change yours as you realize your ability to move others\n- Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened\n\n- Quick break\n\n- Mike Pal, Ottawa\n
  • - 8 hugs a day, Paul Zak, a neuro-economist, Dr. Love\n\n- Western themed banquet\n\n- Program planning and execution\n
  • - Planning and executing a program is like running a business\n- Planning and executing exceptional programs is part art and part science - a process with lots of wiggle room \n- Meetings\n- characters, stations, rotations, team building\n- Think customer service, your job is to deliver great customer service through your program\n- Segmentation - age appropriate programming\n- Acting - putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, playing the evil villain\n- Creativity\n- Culture of excellence\n- Autonomy: Daniel Pink: Autonomy, mastery, purpose\n- Debrief - how can we do better next time?\n\n- Canoe tripping\n
  • - On trip, every aspect of leadership is in play, and are our young leaders able to communicate that they:\n- forecast and plan route\n- form canoe teams\n- budget travel time\n- manage in unpredictable circumstances (weather)\n- delegate responsibilities\n- coach and push boundaries\n- entertain\n- team build\n\n- For me, the sense of ownership and responsibility was rewarding and gave me a sense of purpose: you wonder why I kept coming back year after year!\n- Canoe assignments\n
  • - this is done in the truck when we’re en route to the drop point\n- what do you have to consider?\n- who will work well together?\n- picking leaders\n- we need to tell our camper leaders that they are leaders, because they will have increased purpose\n
  • - this is done in the truck when we’re en route to the drop point\n- what do you have to consider?\n- who will work well together?\n- picking leaders\n- we need to tell our camper leaders that they are leaders, because they will have increased purpose\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - easy choices\n- start filling them in\n- B6 G6 don’t get along\n- Switch B6 and B7\n- B7 and G1 don’t get along\n- Switch G1 and B5\n- Nurse ends up needing extra coaching\n- Switch Nurse and G7\n\n- Appreciation\n
  • - Camp teaches us not to consume but to preserve and to appreciate all the gifts we are given there\n- Escaping the city to enjoy the north and take care of the land\n- Sam shooting star story\n
  • - Encourage to reflect: leadership literature encourages reflection\n- Journals, writing letters home, chatting around a campfire\n- Be self aware, and thankful for what we have in this material world\n- The greatest things in life aren’t things\n\n- Staff outcomes\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - Prepared for job market!\n- You’re getting a lot in these people!\n\n- Communicating skill sets to employers\n
  • - This is where we need to be\n- Communicate skill sets to employers: maybe they don’t realize how qualified they are\n- be able to speak the recruiter “lingo”\n- be persuasive and convincing\n- imagine staff saying to recruiters or parents “i learned how to manage conflict, delegate, use customer segmentation, etc.”\n\n- Why we need our staff to care\n
  • - Why we need our staff to care\n- Getting high quality leadership experiences at camp and we want to motivate them to become better counsellors and inspirational leaders\n- Executive development programs send business leaders to camp! \n- Camp is a real job. It’s one of the most real jobs there is.\n- They have a lot of responsibility\n\n- Leave you with this thought from my leader of 16 years, Heather Anderson:\n- Heather Anderson quote: “As camp director, I worry about the staff. When I hire good staff, I don’t have to worry about the campers.”\n- THANK YOU!\n- One more thing\n
  • - Target book launch: March 2012\n- Paperback, eBook\n- Please get my contact information so I can provide more information to you\n
  • - Target book launch: March 2012\n- Paperback, eBook\n- Please get my contact information so I can provide more information to you\n
  • - THANK YOU!\n
  • Transcript of "Leadership Lessons Learned On The Cabin Path"

    1. 1. Leadership Lessons Learned On The Cabin Path Presented By: Jay Gilbert OCA Conference, January 27th, 2012
    2. 2. About Me
    3. 3. “To help camp counsellors andprogram staff think moreconsciously about theexperiences camp presentsthem.”My Mission
    4. 4. I like the waterfront Unpredictable Safe Dirty Thirsty Rainy Activities LaughingCamp is ___________. Friends Fun Home
    5. 5. Why do we go to camp? # Days OffCamp 10Internship 24 0 5 10 15 20 25
    6. 6. Why do we go to camp? Hourly PayCamp 1.13Internship 18 $0 $5 $10 $15 $20 Sources: Camp Pay: Jay’s 2003 Pay as a 1st year Counsellor Internship Pay: Jay’s 2007 Pay as a Summer Associate
    7. 7. Why do we go to camp? Employee Engagement100 75 50 25 0Week 1 Week 4 Week 7 Week 9 Camp Internship
    8. 8. We go to camp because it is... An incredible place of growth and transformation that shapes young leaders through its innumerable leadership lessons that set them up for success.
    9. 9. Camp is a special place. It is a place of fun and sports, of singingand sharing. Camp is an open minded, creative haven. We laugh,cry, explore, and learn there. We feed our sense of adventure,we overcome challenges, and we can be who we really are there.It is an unpredictable, hilarious, rainy, thirsty, dirty, upside downworld where nothing matters as long as everybody is safe,included, and having fun.
    10. 10. A testimony of the camp experience from a peer.
    11. 11. The camp environment allows us to be who we really are.
    12. 12. Leadership is part experience, part attitude.
    13. 13. 1Now, the lessons. A place for tremendous personal growth.
    14. 14. 2Camp teaches its staff how to manage others.
    15. 15. Language “OMG did you hear....” 7%Paralanguage 38%Body Language 55%
    16. 16. 2Camp teaches its staff how to manage others.
    17. 17. 3The number of teamwork scenarios are uncountable.
    18. 18. 4We build deep relationships, and realizethe impact we are making as role models.
    19. 19. Hug Break! We need 8 hugs per day.The cactus centrepieces were from a Western themed banquet. Some proof of our creativity.
    20. 20. 5Planning and executing a program is like running a business.
    21. 21. 6Leading a canoe trip is a profound leadership experience.
    22. 22. 7 And when I look back now, Iappreciate more than ever...
    23. 23. Story about the shooting stars.
    24. 24. Why camp staff are best prepared for the job market. Work with Different Types of People Diverse Skill Sets Team players Can make mistakes, and recover Work under pressure Creative Can Know how to make empathize decisions, and ACT
    25. 25. Staff need to be able to communicate their experience.
    26. 26. We need our staff to care.
    27. 27. I announced the launch of my website: www.jaygilbert.ca
    28. 28. THANK YOU ...and time for lunch! Scan this QR Code! Jay Gilbert, HBA, MBA, Lover of Camp! gilbert.jay@me.com 1.519.709.7879 Twitter: @jay_gilbertWeb: www.jaygilbert.ca | www.cabinpath.ca (coming soon)

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