Party management and communication

  • Communication
  • Group management
  • Listening
  • Briefing before commencing
  • On the move
  • Stops
  • Debriefing

Party members expect the leader of an activity to be experienced and to competently handle any situation that arises. The group's confidence in the leadership displayed will depend on how the leader copes. If the leader has confidence in his or her own abilities, this will be transmitted to the party. Often members do not relax and enjoy what they are doing until they feel reassured that the leader knows what he or she is doing. The leader's ability to inspire confidence in group members starts with the leader's ability to communicate effectively with the group.