Wholeheartedly agree that staff dev underpins sqn success.
It’ll depend largely on your current needs as a sqn - so some self reflection and gap analysis would be useful starter for ten to get your own ideas of what’s missing.
First aid, MOI and IntroDofE would be first on the list for all staff - the latter as it helps give a wider perspective on one of our core (albeit voluntary) activities. Everything beyond becomes more specialised - shadowing Wg run courses (if you have then) radio/cyber, NCO, D&C, music, road marching, YFA, shooting days, plus any Sector or Wing activities fieldcraft or AT wise to help them find their feet, work out where their strengths and interests lie before launching on to any development pathways.
We’re in a relatively lucky position with regards most of the above with reasonable courses available at Wg and Rg level. Our SATT are pretty active and flexible in doing shooting stuff and (thankfully) our neighbouring SATT are also open up to us for courses.
However, one of the areas we lack as a Sqn, Wg and wider organisation - given that we’re so often referred to as a “training organisation” is the classification “training” for trainers. MoI has gone way to address the “how to teach” issue, however we continue to be stumped when it comes to delivery of more “technical” academic subjects. Actually, to be fair, delivering some of the first class and leading stuff - which not technical - can be a challenge!
Similarly, the continued “stem” bandwagon is, IMHO, leaving some squadrons far behind. Great if you’ve got staff interested, eager, enthusiastic and capable of engaging delivery of STEM subjects. But if you dont, your cadets can miss out.
If we could get day (or weekend) courses in place to deliver those activities - which underpin much of our Core offer - then that’d be super cool.
Whilst lots of our courses are essentially “inhouse”, the second you look towards AT and NGBs, dont exclusively look inside the organisation for courses. If your Wg doesnt run something, try contacting your RATTO - a neighbouring Wg might. They are often courses available at NACATC or CCAT. You can also buy in NGB courses externally from providers.