ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT & EMPLOYMENT

Economic empowerment and employment are key factors in young people’s independence and quality of life. A recent UN World Youth Report stated that 73 million young people are unemployed, and that in some countries youth unemployment has risen above 50%. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 600 million jobs are needed over the next 10 years to tackle youth unemployment. A sustained growth in apprenticeships, learning opportunities, training and mentoring will help to address these problems and focus attention on reducing poverty and creating meaningful opportunities for young people.

Our Economic Empowerment and Employment themed workshops cover subjects such as understanding how to work with corporates, discovering what apprenticeships can offer, how to seek grants and developing youth leadership.

Click through the workshops below to see which ones appeal to you – they are all led by experts who are passionate and knowledgeable.

PANEL

Economic Empowerment: How can we make globalisation benefit all?

Moderated by Christine Souffrant Ntim. Panellists: Angela Go, Graeme Codrington

Hear from a diverse group of experts engaging in a conversation on employment and skills

YMCA was born out of the first industrial revolution; now in industry 4.0, how can we work with NGOs and corporates to overcome barriers and inequalities in the labour market?

WORKSHOPS

Grant making: They came for the pizza and stayed for the power
Presented by Vernon Ringland

Wed 7 Aug, 1-2pm


Insights and considerations into participatory grant-making with young people.

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A hands-on session putting the goals and values of YMCA sport into practise and developing new sport activities.

Generational Differences and the Future Trends in Global Economy
Presented by Ester Pike
Mon 5 Aug, 5-6:00pm


This session will cover global trends in social development and sustainability whilst encouraging intergenerational engagement in achieving the UN’s 17 SDGs.

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In 2015, the UN General Assembly presented 17 goals in creating worldwide sustainable development. In true testament to the growing trend of social sustainability on a global economic scale, these goals have been adopted by countless countries, organizations, and individuals alike. This session will introduce these opportunities and the role the YMCA as a civil organization plays in this future. Participants will leave with an awareness of current trends in global social sustainability, an understanding of broad intergenerational differences, and tools on how to best utilize these in achieving success on a local scale through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

hands-on session putting the goals and values of YMCA sport into practise and developing new sport activities.

Behavioural Science: Simple ideas that produce world leading results for helping people back to work
Presented by Alistair Hunter
Tue 6 Aug, 6.30-8:00pm


Learn practical ways Behavioural Science is revolutionising the way we help people prepare for work, learning and apprenticeships

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Using applied behavioural science (or nudge theory) learn how you can deliver the most effective evidence based intervention for your clients at the right time, every time, in a cost effective and truly scalable way. We’ll explain how the Esher model helps you with your employability, apprenticeship, learning and other community programs using examples from our work with YMCA Scotland and understand why timing interventions to an individual’s genuine readiness to change, can greatly increase outcomes. We will explain how this model helps you win public contracts, improves the return on investment for your YMCA, achieves incredible social outcomes and creates a solid evidence base for your work.

Open Space: “market place” with an agenda coming from you! Mon 5 Aug, 2-4:00pm

Come, voice and discuss an issue you are passionate about with your colleagues.

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We know that within the topics of civic engagement, health, environment and economic empowerment there is much more to highlight and discuss. Come, voice and discuss an issue you are passionate about with your colleagues. Think and plan what you can do about it together.

hands-on session putting the goals and values of YMCA sport into practise and developing new sport activities.

YMCA Youth Institute / Youth Development and Corporate Sponsorships for good
Presented by Bob Cabeza | Wed 7 Aug, 1-2:30pm

How to make connections with corporates and your wider community

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Participants will hear from Youth themselves on their journey to leadership in a Youth Development program and their connections to the corporate and greater community through their skills in technology and storytelling. Snoop Dogg video included!

Youth Economic Empowerment Presented by Renata Ferrari | Wed 7 Aug, 5-6:30pm.

Young people from six countries will share their economic empowerment journeys, lessons learned and hopes for the future.

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The economic empowerment of young people is challenge around the world. Learn from young people in six countries on their experiences, lessons learned, successes and hopes for the future through the Global Economic Empowerment Initiative (GEEI).

GEEI strengthens the financial self-sufficiency and economic opportunities of 4,000 total youth and women in diverse and underserved communities in six countries through financial education and small business development programs. The initiative is managed by YMCA of the USA in partnership with the YMCAs of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Philippines and Spain, and funded by Wells Fargo.

Power Space: African Alliance Presented by Felana Razakamahefa | Tue 6 Aug, 6.30-8:00pm. 

To orientate the understanding of the power space with practical facilitation on Innovative Entrepreneurship

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Theoretical and Practical understanding of power spaces and how it is used in the African YMCAs to educate young people how to improve their livelihoods through small, yet impactful income generating initiatives.

Linking identity to potential and connecting to opportunities to drive economic improvement in simple ways while establishing the worth of young people and how they can use innovation to improve their lifestyles and further educate and sustain themselves.

Leadership, Culture and Strategy – Ensuring personal and organisational effectiveness

Presented by Phil Martin
Mon 5 August, 3-4:30pm


Personal and Organisational effectiveness occurs when leadership, culture and strategy elements are all aligned together. But how do you do it?

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This workshop will challenge us to define and develop our personal strategy for wellbeing, and our leadership and personal culture and behaviours. We will explore how those should align and work together to ensure our greater effectiveness for ourselves but also to help others grow and develop.

We will also consider and apply this idea of aligning our strategy and leadership and culture into our YMCAs and other organisations to ensure greater mission and economic success. This workshop will include group work, sharing and examples of good practice to learn and share together.


Monday 5 August, 3-4:30pm

Youth Development

Presented by Bob Cabeza
Wed 7 August, 3-4:30pm


YMCA Youth Institute / Youth Development & Corporate Sponsorships for Good

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Participants will hear from Youth themselves on their journey to leadership in a Youth Development program and their connections to the corporate and greater community through their skills in technology and storytelling. Snoop Dogg video included!


Wednesday 7 August, 3-4:30pm

Generational Differences and the Future Trends in Global Economy

Presented by Ester Pike
Monday 5 August, 1-2pm


This session will cover global trends in social development and sustainability whilst encouraging intergenerational engagement in achieving the UN’s 17 SDGs.

Learn more

In 2015, the UN General Assembly presented 17 goals in creating worldwide sustainable development. In true testament to the growing trend of social sustainability on a global economic scale, these goals have been adopted by countless countries, organizations, and individuals alike.

This session will introduce these opportunities and the role the YMCA as a civil organization plays in this future. Participants will leave with an awareness of current trends in global social sustainability, an understanding of broad intergenerational differences, and tools on how to best utilize these in achieving success on a local scale through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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