The Manager’s Handbook

The Manager’s Handbook is a repository of advice and information on how to carry out either the District Manager or Region Manager role.  It is also helpful for those in Assistant Management roles or those undertaking Region or State appointments.  The content has been designed to act as a “how-to” guide for new Managers, as well as being a useful ongoing resource.

The chapters of the Manager’s Handbook correspond to the six modules of the Management Qualification:

  • Leading Guiding
  • Leading Your Team
  • Minimising Risk
  • Managing Administration
  • Building for the Future
  • Being Involved with Guide Units.

The Manager’s Handbook contains most of the reading required to gain either the Region Management or District Management Qualification.

The Manager’s Handbook is a source of advice and so it does NOT contain complete information on policies and procedures.  Guide Lines sets out all the current policies of Girl Guides Australia and is available on the GGA website. In addition to Guide Lines, some States and Territories also have administration manuals.  These manuals contain the specific policies, procedures and forms for each State as well as State specific information on organisation structures, key appointees and resources.  These manuals can be found on State websites together with relevant policy and procedural information.

The Manager’s Handbook is part of a series of Handbooks published by Girl Guide Australia, the others are:

  • Leader’s Handbook – for Leadership roles
  • Guide Handbook 1 – 5 to 7 years
  • Guide Handbook 2 – 7 to 9 years
  • Guide Handbook 3 – 9 to 12 years
  • Guide Handbook 4 – 12 to 14 years
  • Guide Handbook 5 – 14 to 17 years.

Click here to see the Leader’s Handbook – this contains comprehensive information on both the Australian Guide Program and the role and responsibilities of Unit Leaders.


Last Modified: 28/09/21 at 10:22 AM