Our focus is on learning, not teaching
At White Stag, we keep the focus on you, the participant. To continually remind our youth staff of how important you are, we don't call them "instructors" or "counselors," we call them a "manager of learning."
Their role is broader than being a teacher. Teaching makes you think of activities that usually require a lecture hall and a large number of desks. The phrase manager of learning is carefully chosen. The emphasis is on learning, not on what the instructor teaches. Their job, as a manager of learning, is to help you to become a more effective leader.
Our youth staff know that teens learn as individuals, not as a class or group. Each individual is important, and no one gets left out. Our youth staff accept the responsibility for managing learning and they work hard to apply unusual techniques to get unusual results.
Béla Bánáthy, the founder of White Stag and man who conceptualized our leadership skills, wrote: