This afternoon the group has been revisiting the question or who ‘we’ are and what the measures of success might be for the network. Breaking into groups the participants had discussion before and after lunch, coming back together to feedback to the wider group and create a list to work from.
Gallery of who ‘we’ are and what the measures of success should be…
Who are ‘we’?
The group formed a list of who ‘we’ are as a network including…
- Trainers / in youth work / expertise
- Own experience of non formal education
- Need to look out
- Commitment / passion for work
- Working with young people
- International work
- Local level
- Shared values (practical level?)
- Link to youth work policy
The list compared to the definition
After this the group compared the newly created list with the definition which was created in Ireland earlier in the year. They felt that the definition and the new list had synergy and generally covered the same points. Some debate about the length and complexity of the definition followed and it was agreed to separate some of the operational elements from the definition to form a set of objectives. Tomorrow a sub group working on communication (both internal and external) will work to refine the definition and the functional objectives which will underpin it.
Moving on to measures of success
Following the discussions about who ‘we’ are as a network the group moved on to look at the list of measures of success created this morning. Each participant had six votes in order to create a short list of the top priorities for measures of success for the network. Later today we’ll be sharing again to let you know the top priorities that the group selected through the voting process.