3 270 200 OUR GROUP 33 46 24 63 52 16 36 Total Change Agents Change Agents in Prague33Africa46Asia and Pacific24Canada63Europe52Latin America and the Caribbean16Middle East36United States
4 OUR GOALS: Change Agents will… Become a cohesive and dynamic global team.Enhance individual leadership skills.Gain knowledge of global issues that relate to youth empowerment.Advance ability to implement the YMCA Change Model.Understand role in One Million Voices research and World Council 2014.
5 OUR PROGRAM Monday Orientation | Youth Empowerment Where You Live Tuesday Team Building | ConnectionsWednesday Going Deeper | The Change Agent RoleThursday Youth Empowerment in Action | StoriesFriday One Million Voices Research | World Council 2014Each day we begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m.Back at Festival site tomorrow (our tent is just inside gate).
6 What ONE WORD best describes your feelings as we begin this training?
7 RESOURCE TEAM BOB CABEZA YMCA of Greater Long Beach, California, USA ROMULO DANTAS World Alliance of YMCAsSAMUEL DIAZ-FERNANDEZ LITTAUER Colombia, World Alliance of YMCAsJOHAN VILHELM ELTVIK World Alliance of YMCAsGIL HARPER South Africa, Africa Alliance of YMCAsJEN HUTCHINSONCanada, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-WaterlooMATHEUS MEDEIROS Brazil, World Alliance of YMCAs/YMCA BrazilRODRIGO MERINOMexico, YMCA of the USAROGER PEIRISSri-Lanka, Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAsALVARO RODRIGUEZ YMCA of Greater Long Beach, California, USAIDA THOMASCanada, YMCA CanadaBOB TOBINWilliams Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAGERARD TOSSERAMSNetherlands, YMCA EuropeTRANG TRUONGYMCA of the USAJOSE VARGHESEIndia, World Alliance of YMCAs/YMCA IndiaSELMA ZAIDIWorld Alliance of YMCAs
8 The Big PictureJohan Vilhelm EltvikSecretary General
9 } NEW WAY Strategic Plan 2011-2014 From Hong Kong to Prague YOUTH EMPOWERMENTMOVEMENT STRENGTHENINGRESOURCE MOBILISATIONIMAGE AND IMPACTGOVERNANCEGLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
10 } NEW WAY Strategic Plan 2011-2014 From Hong Kong to Prague YOUTH EMPOWERMENTJobsHealthCivic engagementEnvironmentGLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
11 Sleeping Global Dimension Strong Local YMCAsXSleeping Global DimensionA travel through history...
13 NAIROBI STATEMENTThe YMCA wants to achieve its full potential We therefore must be a stronger movement We therefore must attract greater resources We therefore must have more visibility We therefore must demonstrate greater impact We therefore must have a shared focus Relevant to the world Grounded in our mission Worthy of our aspiration Connected to our current work We therefore choose to collectively stand for youth empowerment
17 Global realities, YMCA implications Small groupsShare your name, home, YMCA connectionAppoint a facilitatorTurn off technologyGive everyone space to talkListen fully
18 SHARE AND DISCUSSWhat is your personal story of empowerment? What does youth disempowerment look like in your country or region? What are its causes? What is the YMCA response and opportunity? What is the opportunity for you, as a Change Agent, to help the YMCA improve its response?
23 THE YMCA CAN CHANGE LIVES Change Agents collect youth empowerment stories at FestivalFocus on stories that illustrate the YMCA Change Model:Useful questions:How did you first come in contact with the YMCA? How has the YMCA helped you or someone you know?You already have a powerful, personal story: Yours!
24 STORYTELLING START NOW! BE CREATIVE! The YMCA can change livesChange Agents will collect youth empowerment stories at the festivalFocus on stories that illustrate the YMCA Change Model: Space | Transformation | Impact.Starter questions:How did you first come in contact with the YMCA? How has the YMCA helped you or someone you know?Start now! Be creative!On Thursday, we will share stories in small groups… and we will be looking for the most powerful story in PragueAll week: post life-change stories via Facebook or Twitter #ymcachanges.Photos and videos can be uploaded, with permission of the person/s featured.START NOW! BE CREATIVE!On Thursday, we will share stories with each other.All week: Post stories of life-changing YMCA experiencesPhotos and videos can be uploaded, with permission of the person/s featured.facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/#YMCAchanges
25 NETWORKINGYou can be the one who makes everyone else’s world bigger and better.Prague is your opportunity to connect with others, and to help others form new relationships that enrich their lives!The key to strong networking is to bring value to others.
26 NETWORKING NETWORKING MY PERSONAL ASSETS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Form small groups of 5 or 6 peopleUse the “Personal Assets” worksheet to write down 3 to 5 things you have to offer others.Share this list with the person to your left.Read the personal assets shared with you.Write a message to the person who shared their assets.Return the worksheet.NETWORKINGMY PERSONAL ASSETS22.214.171.124.5.Name: __________________Message: _______________________________________________________________________________________Sharing your personal assetsWrite down 3 to 5 things you have to offer others.Form groups of two. Exchange and explain lists.Write a message to the person whose assets you are learning about.Return the sheet to its owner.
27 SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER… As you collect youth empowerment stories at the FestivalGet contact information for any personal story you want to tell.
28 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow.facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/#YMCAchanges
29 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING TuesdayWelcome!Please sit with people you do not know.
30 Turn to the people on either side. Introduce yourself, and your home Turn to the people on either side. Introduce yourself, and your home. Share one sentence about someone (not a Change Agent) whom you met at Festival.
31 CHANGE AGENTSMISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people.
32 TODAY IS ABOUT Connections | Doing the Work To form bonds, to address challenges…
34 Team BuildingBob CabezaYMCA of Greater Long Beach
35 Change Agent Role Johan Vilhelm Eltvik Secretary General BROADENING OUR UNDERSTANDINGJohan Vilhelm EltvikSecretary General
36 THE ROLE OF CHANGE AGENTS Be the changeCommunicate the visionInspire action
37 Change Agent Concrete Projects One Million VoicesWorld CouncilYMCA World ChallengeResource group on environmentYMCA global digital accelerator
38 Challenges you are facing 1. Risk that our “youth empowerment” focus is only internal—only about youth involvement in the governance processes of local and national YMCAs2. Balancing investment of time and resources between actions at local/national/international levels3. Cooperation with other Change Agents, especially from outside your country or area
39 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow.facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/#YMCAchanges
40 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING WednesdayWelcome!Please sit with people you do not know.
41 Turn to the people next to you. Introduce yourself.Share one sentence about your most amazing moment in Prague so far.
42 CHANGE AGENTSMISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people.
43 TODAY IS ABOUT Working on the Work Describing a concrete, and game-changing, project.Addressing Change Agent questions and challenges.
44 LEADER TO LEADERJOSEVARGHESEINDIA AND WORLD ALLIANCE OF YMCAs
47 What it is Project goal Outcomes we expect Comprehensive research for and with people ages 15 to 24.Project goalBring young peoples’ voice together (individual and collective opinion).Outcomes we expectContribute youth perspective on social justice issues, barriers and opportunities relating to employment, health, civic engagement, and environment.
48 Meaning for youth issues ParticipantsYoung people 15 to 24 years from diverse backgrounds in at least 60 countries.Meaning for youth issuesBring youth voice and perspective on policies and practices of youth-serving agencies everywhere.Impact and actionInspire new programmes, funders and advocates for empowering youth.
50 Our unique position and advantage Globally: 119 national offices (average: 30% of national office board members are youth). Locally: 11,200 locations, reaching 58 million people (28 million between ages 11 and 30). Worldwide reach: 7 regions - area offices in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and USA.
51 Change Agent RoleYMCA OMV team NGS in each country OMV National Coordinators Change Agents Communication Promote and share information about OMV Data Collection Be familiar with and understand questionnaire Data collection – events/activities Data collection - interviews Training with and for enumerators Guidelines for data collection Data Entry Coordination with your YMCA OMV team De-centralised locations for data entry Standards and processes for consistency
52 Pilot Testing Launch August 2013 Pilot Testing with at least 60 countries September 2013 Collating and Analysis of Pilot Phase October 2013 Training/Preparation of Interviewers October to December 2013 Final Survey Design November 2013 Logistics and Coordination with YMCAs September to December 2013 Launch OMV Survey Implementation January 2014 Data Collection – 200,000 voices January to August 2014 Data Entry January to September 2014 Data Processing and Analysis September 2014 to May 2015 Dissemination of Results June 2015 Scaling OMV Learning to One Million July to December 2015Timeline
54 ImplementPilot PhaseLearn and become familiar with the questionnaire.Translate the questionnaire to languages.August – September 2013
55 ImplementPilot Phase20 individual pilots: 5 x Males: x Males: x Females: x Females 19-24Sample by ages: 15 to 18 and 19 to 24 and Male/Female to determine relevance and accuracy in design of tool.August – October 2013
56 Set Targets for Data Collection Establish targets for country data collection based on:YMCA data on members and participants andyouth demographic in countryAugust – September, 2013
57 Methodology for Self-Completion Plan with National Coordinators for self-completion at YMCA locationsIdentify data collection events and activities with young people aged 15 to 24November 2013
58 Methodology for Interview- Administered Questionnaires Plan with National Coordinators for outreachProvide training for enumerators to administer questionnairesAdminister interviews with questionnairesDecember 2013 – January 2014
59 Plan for Implementation Analyse pilot results and finalise the questionnaireOctober 2013Prepare online version of questionnaireNovember 2013Plan implementation with National CoordinatorsNovember 2103Hardcopy and online-version available for implementation January 2014
74 CHANGE AGENTSMISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people.
75 CHANGE AGENT WHEEL OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Based on the reality of my YMCA, what concrete work can I do as a Change Agent? Specifically… What are the natural connections? What are the relevant new possibilities? How can my connections and coordination with Change Agents help?
76 Change Agents What are our assets? facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/#YMCAchanges
77 FRIDAYWorld Council Planning: Preparing for home Evaluation What would you like to do?
78 LEADER TO LEADERKEN COLLOTONWorld Alliance of YMCAs
79 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow.facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/#YMCAchanges
80 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING FridayWelcome!Please sit with people you do not know.
85 PUTTING THE WHEEL TO WORK PRESENT THE WHOLE It is a connected strategy!ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE What fits your YMCA’s reality?PARTICIPATE IN DECISIONS What will we do? Who will do it?SUPPORT ACTION This may involve many players.
86 PUTTING THE WHEEL TO WORK PRESENT THE WHOLE Don’t begin with pieces It is a connected strategy!ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE Don’t pre-decide on your own What fits your YMCA’s reality?PARTICIPATE IN DECISIONS Don’t feel like you need to What will we do? Who will do it? have the answersSUPPORT ACTION Don’t assume you are the This may involve many players implementer of new action!
89 Handout available at World Council website via ymca.int
90 Leadership Trust-building Communication Facilitation Conveners WORLD COUNCILChange Agents RoleLeadership Trust-building Communication Facilitation Conveners
91 WORLD COUNCIL Collective Engagement Diversity of Participants Distributed Leadership – SharedKnowledge Building Dialogue – Learning TogetherFocused on Collective Project – Global ImpactFinal Shared Product of the Performance
92 WORLD COUNCIL Group Process Trust Respect Create open and flexible atmosphere Give participants individual responsibility Group grows together
93 WORLD COUNCIL Group Work Change Agent Facilitation Role Storytelling and Learning Focused on our Global CollectiveChange Agent Facilitation RoleReflection – Telling My Story Learning – Building Our StoryPlanning – Envisioning Our Future Together
94 ‘Our Journey’ WORLD COUNCIL Group Work Preparing for the Performance Performers and Change Agents facilitate togetherAction - Communicating Our Story‘Our Journey’
95 WORLD COUNCIL Group Process and Performance 1. Opening the Story 2. Defining the Set of Messages3. Working on Expression of the Message4. Sharing the Outcomes5. Closing - Bring the Story, Messages, and Outcomes Together
97 What is the most important thing I will do? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET HOME?Group discussion (A).What is the most important thing I will do?How can we sustain the energy and connection we feel as Change Agents?
98 EVALUATIONOnline to come, for now… What would have made this training better for you?What was good for you?Write any comments if you want!