We are pleased to open bookings for our annual conference, The Gathering 2019.
This year, we’re doing things differently. Following each of our four previous conferences, we’ve received feedback that we’ve found difficult to reconcile: some attendees want smaller, more practical sessions that will provide them with actionable approaches to take back to their organisations. Some other attendees want deeper, longer plenary sessions that cover more ideas and allow them to hear a wider range of voices. We’ve historically tried to respond to all perspectives, but with a sense that we never quite manage to balance a diverse range of needs and wants.
So, this year, we’re going to do both: we’re separating our conference from break-out sessions for the first time, and holding a day long practical workshop on Tuesday 5 November. The next day, on Wednesday 6 November, we’re holding our annual conference, which will focus on creating space for the most exciting and thought-provoking ideas through a series of plenary sessions. Both days will be held at Toynbee Hall, a beautiful and vibrant venue with a history of creating space for powerful conversations.
We’d love it if you joined us for both days, of course, but we recognise that some people will find one of the days more relevant than the other. We’re offering tickets for each day separately, and for the two days (with a discount), including an informal get together on the evening of the first day.
Find out more and book tickets here
Generation Change is today transferring its Impact Accelerator programme to the Centre for Youth Impact, in order to support the creation of a more joined up and meaningful approach to learning and improvement in the youth sector.
This year our annual Gathering is being held on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 of November, at Toynbee Hall, London. Day 1 will see our practice development team offer a structured programme of workshops, introducing all of the key elements of our approach to meaningful evaluation and learning for youth organisations. Day 2 will be our conference day, with a series of panel discussions and plenaries, exploring some key policy questions, opportunities and challenges for evaluation and quality improvement in the youth sector. Tickets will available for one or both days.
We will be sharing more details on the programme for both days in the coming weeks and months. For now, please mark the dates in your diary, and contact our Knowledge Manager, Jake Leeper, if you have any questions.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a programme of pilot activities to test and refine a training curriculum for use across our Regional Impact Networks. This is a key part of growing our practice development ‘offer’ for youth organisations across England (and maybe further afield!): our aim is to provide freely available learning materials which are high quality, accessible and can be delivered in a variety of peer to peer contexts.
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