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1 CHANGE AGENTS TRAINING Prague, August 5-9, 2013 Program Design In Development Updated May 1, 2013

2 1.Change Agents will become a cohesive and dynamic global team. 2.Change Agents will enhance their individual leadership skills. 3.Change Agents will gain knowledge of global issues that relate to youth empowerment. 4.Change Agents will advance their ability to implement the YMCA Change Model. 5.Change Agents will understand their role at the YMCA World Council We anticipate approximately 200 Change Agents in Prague. GOALS FOR THIS PROGRAM

3 Our intent is to create an interactive and dynamic learning experience that fully engages participants. PROGRAM DESIGN INTENT Multiple vehicles will be used to facilitate learning. 1.Sharing information 2.Open dialogue 3.Storytelling 4.Exercises 5.Presentations In addition: Social media will be integrated into the learning experience, especially Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Stories and testimonials of youth empowerment will be incorporated throughout the program. DELIVERY VEHICLES

4 1.All Change Agents will have participated in a regional training before Prague; this includes training in the YMCA Change Model and receiving an assignment to conduct a personal research project. 2.All Change Agents will have participated in webinar learning sessions before Prague; topics include the Change Model, leadership, global citizenship/awareness and civic engagement. 3.All Change Agents will have wireless access (enabling use of the internet/social media) during the event; in particular we will integrate Facebook and Twitter into training sessions. A limited number of tablets may be available for use by Change Agents who do not bring a smart phone or tablet. 4.Change Agent training will take place in a temporary tent facility with power, voice amplification for speakers, and projection (one screen or two to be determined based on the facility size and setting). 5.Small-group activities will take place primarily within the tent. Informal spaces/settings (e.g., grass areas) may be available outside of the space and if so these can be accessed by groups and used for small group activities; we will not have access to multiple rooms for small group activities. ASSUMPTIONS

5 1.All Change Agents will receive a program overview and preparatory information well in advance of the Prague training event. Target release is early June. 2.We will encourage Change Agents, through this preparatory information, as well as via the Change Agents Facebook page, to share information prior to this event. Questions may include: Who is someone I look up to in my life (someone who inspires or guides me)? Why? Who is someone who looks up to me? Why? What is most exciting about the idea of being a Change Agent? What is most challenging or scary about the idea of being a Change Agent? PRE-PRAGUE COMMUNICATIONS

6 PROGRAM OVERVIEW FocusTime Day 1 (Monday): Bonding | Orientation180 minutes Day 2 (Tuesday): Global Citizenship | Global Awareness160 minutes Day 3 (Wednesday):The Change Agent Role160 minutes Day 4 (Thursday): Youth Empowerment in Action160 minutes Day 5 (Friday): World Council Preparations180 minutes On most days, sessions will begin at 9 or 9:15 a.m. and will conclude at 12:15 p.m. Final time slots for each day are to be determined. On all days, we will include 15 minutes of unprogrammed time to allow for overages and surprises.

7 1.Change Agents will become a cohesive and dynamic global team. 2.Change Agents will enhance their individual leadership skills. 3.Change Agents will gain knowledge of global issues that relate to youth empowerment. 4.Change Agents will advance their ability to implement the YMCA Change Model. 5.Change Agents will understand their role at the YMCA World Council GOALS FOR THIS PROGRAM

8 We anticipate having approximately five to seven resource people available throughout the Change Agent training. In particular, one member of the Change Agent Training Team from each YMCA region is likely to be on site. 1.We will send program design information to these resource people prior to the event, and then brief them in Prague on Sunday before training begins on Monday. 2.Resource people will be introduced early in the Day 1 program and will be generally available to Change Agents throughout the trainingthey are source of information or support as the program unfolds. 3.In particular, resource people can help ensure that small group activities get off to a good startmaking sure that all Change Agents find their way into a group, that groups are clear on their assignments, etc. ON-SITE RESOURCE PEOPLE

9 Gathering for stage performance on August 09. Change agents song – 45 min August 08 – 17h30 (Provisional) August 09 – 18h00 (Provisional) Place to be defined.

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