The Centre for Youth Impact is hosting its fourth annual Gathering on Tuesday 18 September 2018. The event will be held at Resource for London, in Holloway, North London, and will focus on the relationship between impact, power and change.
Each of our last three annual conferences have brought together more than 100 participants with a strong and critical interest in evaluation, evidence and impact in youth work and provision for young people. Our conferences provide time and space for those working in the youth sector to reflect, talk openly and learn with peers, and to gather ideas that they can take back to their day to day role and use in practice. Inspiring and reflective speakers, and well-structured spaces for conversation, are critical in creating a valuable day for all.
We are again offering ticket prices based on organisation turnover – we hope this means that no one is excluded from attending on the basis of cost. Please get in touch if you still feel that cost is a barrier to your attending. We are, as ever, grateful for support and funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Skills, which means that we can heavily subsidise the costs of attending.
Here are a few people's favourite things from last year's event:
"The emerging honesty."
"I came with projects in mind and really connected them to today’s thinking."
"The diversity and relevance of participants."
Draft programme (to be updated as speakers confirm) is as follows:
09:30 – Registration
10:00 – Welcome from the Chair
10:10 – Keynote speech: Evidence is power? The role of evidence in strengthening the youth sector
11:10 – Workshop sessions*
(Lessons from collective impact; A shared evidence narrative for the youth sector; Putting relationships at the heart of practice and evaluation; Equality and equity in evaluation; Refocusing theory of change on common practice; The role of diagnostics in supporting organisational development)
12:10 – Lunch
13:10 – Workshop sessions*
14:10 – Plenary: Reframing power, impact and change: the role of quality, voice and collective action
15:10 – Break
15:30 – Plenary: The power of funding
16:10 – Closing address
16:30 – End
* The workshop sessions are repeated, so you will be able to attend two out of the six sessions. We will contact attendees in advance of the event in order to register for the workshops
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