Instructor Updates - Western Region

ACA accreditation is a continually evolving process - helping camps and visitors understand the components of the accreditation process is an important part of the instructor role, and we are grateful for your service.  

Instructor Update Workshops will be offered throughout the fall and we look forward to having you join us!  Before registering for the in-person Instructor Update Workshop below, please review the following responsibilities and expectations for Instructors who will conduct training in the coming year. If you know that you cannot commit to the instructor role for the coming year and/or you have questions, please contact Danielle Pinney

Instructor Expectations & Responsibilities

  1. Update as an Instructor for the 2019 season
    • Prepare for in-person practice teaching assignments (information will be given after registration) 
    • Attend in-person Instructor Update Workshop (approximately 8 hours) 
    • Complete on-line Instructor Update course supplement (approximately 1 hour)  - this can be completed before or after the in-person workshop 
    • Review now and re-commit during the update registration process to both the
      Instructor Service Description and Professional Conduct/Conflict of Interest Statement 
  2. Share availability with local Standards staff member/Standards Chair and familiarize yourself with 2019 curriculum 
  3. Teach/co-teach, as needed, one or more standards trainings in preparation for 2019 visits 
  4. One or more of the following:  
    • Lead follow-up discussions for those who complete online courses 
    • Lead or assist with regional “virtual office hours” (online, scheduled Q&A webinars addressing one or two sections of the standards) 
    • Lead or assist with a virtual/webinar course, if offered in your area 
    • Serve as a mentor for a camp or visitor


Please register for one of the updates by August 29, 2018. If the date options do not work with your schedule, please immediately contact Danielle Pinney to find an alternative course offering.  

Instructor Update - Option 1

Instructor Update - Option 2

September 18, 2018 October 30, 2018
Argyos Girl Scout Leadership Center Girl Scouts of Northern CA
200 18th Street, Newport Beach, CA  650 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 
10:00 am to 7:00 pm 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nearest Airport: Orange County Nearest Airport: Oakland Airport
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Travel Information

  • Once registered, please share your travel plans by completing the
     Travel Info Form
  • Instructors that will need to fly in for the update are responsible for making their own flight arrangements - please book flights as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the course to get best pricing.  Travel costs for attending the update will be covered/reimbursed by ACA.
  • If needed, based on the travel info you share, you will recive additional info on loding/hotel and airport pick-up/return.
  • If flying, should you want a rental car, that cost will be incurred by the individual (not ACA). 


Questions & Additional Info

Please contact Danielle Pinney, Standards Manager - Western Region, 765-349-3523

Watch for important workshop details for preparing for in-person practice teaching and online course supplement.