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1 Welcome! We are glad you are here. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING

2 Welcome to Prague! Welcome to Change!

3 OUR GROUP 33 Africa 46 Asia and Pacific 24 Canada 63 Europe 52 Latin America and the Caribbean 16 Middle East 36 United States 270 Total Change Agents 200 Change Agents in Prague

4 OUR GOALS: Change Agents will… 1.Become a cohesive and dynamic global team. 2.Enhance individual leadership skills. 3.Gain knowledge of global issues that relate to youth empowerment. 4.Advance ability to implement the YMCA Change Model. 5.Understand role in One Million Voices research and World Council 2014.

5 OUR PROGRAM MondayOrientation | Youth Empowerment Where You Live TuesdayTeam Building | Connections WednesdayGoing Deeper | The Change Agent Role Thursday Youth Empowerment in Action | Stories Friday One Million Voices Research | World Council 2014 Each 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 TOBIN Williams Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA GERARD TOSSERAMS Netherlands, YMCA Europe TRANG TRUONG YMCA of the USA JOSE VARGHESE India, World Alliance of YMCAs/YMCA India SELMA ZAIDI World Alliance of YMCAs MATHEUS MEDEIROS Brazil, World Alliance of YMCAs/YMCA Brazil RODRIGO MERINO Mexico, YMCA of the USA ROGER PEIRIS Sri-Lanka, Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs ALVARO RODRIGUEZ YMCA of Greater Long Beach, California, USA IDA THOMAS Canada, YMCA Canada BOB CABEZA YMCA of Greater Long Beach, California, USA ROMULO DANTAS World Alliance of YMCAs SAMUEL DIAZ-FERNANDEZ LITTAUER Colombia, World Alliance of YMCAs JOHAN VILHELM ELTVIK World Alliance of YMCAs GIL HARPER South Africa, Africa Alliance of YMCAs JEN HUTCHINSON Canada, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo

8 The Big Picture Johan Vilhelm Eltvik Secretary General

9 YOUTH EMPOWERMENT MOVEMENT STRENGTHENING RESOURCE MOBILISATION IMAGE AND IMPACT GOVERNANCE } GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP From Hong Kong to Prague NEW WAY Strategic Plan 2011-2014

10 YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Jobs Health Civic engagement Environment } GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP From Hong Kong to Prague NEW WAY Strategic Plan 2011-2014

11 Strong Local YMCAs X Sleeping Global Dimension A travel through history...

12 STAKEHOLDERS MEETING 31 March – 1 April 2012

13 The 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 NAIROBI STATEMENT

14 THE VISION

15 Be the change Communicate the vision Inspire action THE ROLE OF CHANGE AGENTS

16 Youth empowerment where you live

17 Small groups Share your name, home, YMCA connection Appoint a facilitator Turn off technology Give everyone space to talk Listen fully Global realities, YMCA implications

18 What 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? SHARE AND DISCUSS

19 Romulo Dantas World Alliance of YMCAs

20 What to expect: Participants and program What to do: Change Agent role FESTIVAL ORIENTATION

21 Selma Zaidi World Alliance of YMCAs

22 One Million Voices

23 THE YMCA CAN CHANGE LIVES Change Agents collect youth empowerment stories at Festival Focus 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 The YMCA can change lives Change Agents will collect youth empowerment stories at the festival Focus 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 Prague All 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 experiences Photos and videos can be uploaded, with permission of the person/s featured. facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

25 NETWORKING You can be the one who makes everyone elses 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 Form small groups of 5 or 6 people Use 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. NETWORKING Sharing your personal assets 1.Write down 3 to 5 things you have to offer others. 2.Form groups of two. Exchange and explain lists. 3.Write a message to the person whose assets you are learning about. 4.Return the sheet to its owner. MY PERSONAL ASSETS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Name: __________________ Message: _______________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________

27 SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER… As you collect youth empowerment stories at the Festival Get contact information for any personal story you want to tell.

28 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow. facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

29 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING Tuesday

30 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 MISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people. CHANGE AGENTS

32 Connections | Doing the Work To form bonds, to address challenges… TODAY IS ABOUT

33 Ida Thomas YMCA CANADA LEADER TO LEADER

34 Team Building Bob Cabeza YMCA of Greater Long Beach

35 Change Agent Role BROADENING OUR UNDERSTANDING Johan Vilhelm Eltvik Secretary General

36 Be the change Communicate the vision Inspire action THE ROLE OF CHANGE AGENTS

37 Change Agent Concrete Projects One Million Voices World Council YMCA World Challenge Resource group on environment YMCA global digital accelerator

38 1. Risk that our youth empowerment focus is only internalonly about youth involvement in the governance processes of local and national YMCAs 2. Balancing investment of time and resources between actions at local/national/international levels 3. Cooperation with other Change Agents, especially from outside your country or area Challenges you are facing

39 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow. facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

40 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING Wednesday

41 Turn to the people next to you. Introduce yourself. Share one sentence about your most amazing moment in Prague so far.

42 MISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people. CHANGE AGENTS

43 Working on the Work Describing a concrete, and game-changing, project. Addressing Change Agent questions and challenges. TODAY IS ABOUT

44 JOSE VARGHESE INDIA AND WORLD ALLIANCE OF YMCAs LEADER TO LEADER

45 Selma Zaidi World Alliance of YMCAs

46 One Million Voices

47 What it is Comprehensive research for and with people ages 15 to 24. Project goal Bring young peoples voice together (individual and collective opinion). Outcomes we expect Contribute youth perspective on social justice issues, barriers and opportunities relating to employment, health, civic engagement, and environment.

48 Participants Young people 15 to 24 years from diverse backgrounds in at least 60 countries. Meaning for youth issues Bring youth voice and perspective on policies and practices of youth-serving agencies everywhere. Impact and action Inspire new programmes, funders and advocates for empowering youth.

49 Why the YMCA?

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 YMCA OMV teamNGS in each country OMV National Coordinators Change Agents CommunicationPromote and share information about OMV Data CollectionBe familiar with and understand questionnaire Data collection – events/activities Data collection - interviews Training with and for enumerators Guidelines for data collection Data EntryCoordination with your YMCA OMV team De-centralised locations for data entry Standards and processes for consistency Change Agent Role

52 Pilot Testing LaunchAugust 2013 Pilot Testing with at least 60 countriesSeptember 2013 Collating and Analysis of Pilot Phase October 2013 Training/Preparation of InterviewersOctober to December 2013 Final Survey DesignNovember 2013 Logistics and Coordination with YMCAsSeptember to December 2013 Launch OMV Survey ImplementationJanuary 2014 Data Collection – 200,000 voicesJanuary to August 2014 Data EntryJanuary to September 2014 Data Processing and AnalysisSeptember 2014 to May 2015 Dissemination of ResultsJune 2015 Scaling OMV Learning to One MillionJuly to December 2015 Timeline

53 One Million Voices

54 Implement Pilot Phase Learn and become familiar with the questionnaire. Translate the questionnaire to languages. August – September 2013

55 20 individual pilots: 5 x Males: 15-18 5 x Males: 19-24 5 x Females: 15-18 5 x Females 19-24 Sample by ages: 15 to 18 and 19 to 24 and Male/Female to determine relevance and accuracy in design of tool. August – October 2013 Implement Pilot Phase

56 Set Targets for Data Collection Establish targets for country data collection based on: 1)YMCA data on members and participants and 2)youth demographic in country August – September, 2013

57 Methodology for Self-Completion Plan with National Coordinators for self-completion at YMCA locations Identify data collection events and activities with young people aged 15 to 24 November 2013

58 Methodology for Interview- Administered Questionnaires Plan with National Coordinators for outreach Provide training for enumerators to administer questionnaires Administer interviews with questionnaires December 2013 – January 2014

59 Plan for Implementation Analyse pilot results and finalise the questionnaire October 2013 Prepare online version of questionnaire November 2013 Plan implementation with National Coordinators November 2103 Hardcopy and online-version available for implementation January 2014

60 One Million Voices

61 Reflect… What is most exciting about this research? How can it advance youth empowerment globally?

62 All generations working together

63 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow. facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

64 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING Thursday

65 Turn to the people next to you. Share one sentence about the most remarkable person you have added to your network this week.

66 MISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people. CHANGE AGENTS

67 Youth empowerment in action Sharing stories of impact. Making the work concrete. TODAY IS ABOUT

68 THE YMCA CAN CHANGE LIVES Youth empowerment stories

69 Groups of two. Each person shares a story of youth empowerment learned in Prague. STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND IMPACT

70 Story themes? youth empowerment

71 Why stories? youth empowerment

72 The YMCA changes lives. Share your stories (with permission). facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

73 Lets talk about… Change Agent work

74 MISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people. CHANGE AGENTS

75 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? CHANGE AGENT WHEEL OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

76 Change Agents What are our assets? facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

77 World Council Planning: Preparing for home Evaluation What would you like to do? FRIDAY

78 KEN COLLOTON World Alliance of YMCAs LEADER TO LEADER

79 Have a great Festival Day! See you tomorrow. facebook.com/groups/YMCAChangeAgents/ #YMCAchanges Photo@YMCA.int

80 Welcome! Please sit with people you do not know. CHANGE AGENT TRAINING Friday

81 KERRY RILEY SCOTLAND YMCA LEADER TO LEADER

82 MISSION: Change Agents will unite and lead the YMCA global movement into the future through a focus on empowering young people. CHANGE AGENTS

83 World Council preparations Leaving Prague and moving forward: Getting clearer We want to prepare for next steps! TODAY IS ABOUT

84 Change Agent work. DEEPENING OUR UNDERSTANDING

85 1. PRESENT THE WHOLE It is a connected strategy! 2.ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE What fits your YMCAs reality? 3.PARTICIPATE IN DECISIONS What will we do? Who will do it? 4.SUPPORT ACTION This may involve many players. PUTTING THE WHEEL TO WORK

86 1. PRESENT THE WHOLE Dont begin with pieces It is a connected strategy! 2.ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE Dont pre-decide on your own What fits your YMCAs reality? 3.PARTICIPATE IN DECISIONS Dont feel like you need to What will we do? Who will do it? have the answers 4.SUPPORT ACTION Dont assume you are the This may involve many players. implementer of new action! PUTTING THE WHEEL TO WORK

87 Selma Zaidi World Alliance of YMCAs

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90 Leadership Trust-building Communication Facilitation Conveners WORLD COUNCIL Change Agents Role

91 Diversity of Participants Distributed Leadership – Shared Knowledge Building Dialogue – Learning Together Focused on Collective Project – Global Impact Final Shared Product of the Performance WORLD COUNCIL Collective Engagement

92 Trust Respect Create open and flexible atmosphere Give participants individual responsibility Group grows together WORLD COUNCIL Group Process

93 Storytelling and Learning Focused on our Global Collective Change Agent Facilitation Role Reflection – Telling My Story Learning – Building Our Story Planning – Envisioning Our Future Together WORLD COUNCIL Group Work

94 Preparing for the Performance Performers and Change Agents facilitate together Action - Communicating Our Story Our Journey WORLD COUNCIL Group Work

95 1. Opening the Story 2. Defining the Set of Messages 3. Working on Expression of the Message 4. Sharing the Outcomes 5. Closing - Bring the Story, Messages, and Outcomes Together WORLD COUNCIL Group Process and Performance

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97 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? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET HOME?

98 Online to come, for now… What would have made this training better for you? What was good for you? Write any comments if you want! EVALUATION

99 Johan Vilhelm Eltvik Reflection

100 Team Building Bob Cabeza

101 Romulo Dantas Reflection

102 Thank you!

103 CHANGE AGENT PLATFORMS E-LEARNING education.ymca.int BLOG change.ymca.int YMCA World Change Agents #worldymca


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