Stakeholders Forum – Day 4

09/02/2017

It was a tired group in the morning, since the previous day was eventful and tiring. Nonetheless, all participants gathered after breakfast for a group evaluation of the previous day.

The evaluation brought up a lot of interesting points and opinions. For example, the majority of the participants thought that the first speed dating session was too short, meaning that the time allotted, four minutes, with each stakeholder was not sufficient to make a good presentation. But as some of the participants pointed out, it is good to practice your ability to make a good presentation in a limited time. Since it is quite common that you are not given more than maybe 5-10 minutes when you meet with stakeholders and external partners.

Of course, there are improvements to be made for the next event, for example to prepare the stakeholders more, by giving them information on IVS and the organisations they will meet. For many of the stakeholders it was their first time encountering the IVS – network and they had very little knowledge, if any, on work camps, volunteering etc.

The summary of the evaluation can be expressed in one sentence: communication is key! Both from the side of CCIVS, the members and from the stakeholders. The participants all agreed that more events like the Stakeholders Forum would be a good idea, but that the communication and instructions should be clearer and more extensive. Also that the member organisations as well need to work on how to present themselves externally and try to produce material such as folders, pictures and banners to help with that.

From the side of CCIVS we have learned a lot during this event on the 8th and are excited to make use of this knowledge in the future.

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Author: volunteering2011

ENGLISH Volunteering 2011-2021: Global Strategies for Global Challenges – The Youth Volunteering Movement answering the Challenges of Sustainability, Social Inclusion and the Millennium Development Goals This page is to share information about this year long project developed by the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service incorp ...orating the participation of International Voluntary Service organisations from Africa, Asia, America and Europe. 1 Congress, 3 inter-regional seminars in Asia, Africa and America, 6 study camps in Europe, Asia, America and Africa, 1 final seminar and our final product a White Paper on International Voluntary Service developed by and for IVS organisations across the World. CASTELLANO "El voluntariado 2011-2021: Estrategias Globales para Desafíos Globales - El Movimiento de Voluntariado Juvenil responder a los retos de la sostenibilidad, inclusión social y los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio Esta página es compartir información sobre este proyecto de un año elaborado por el Comité de Coordinación del Servicio Voluntario Internacional que incorpora la participación de las organizaciones internacionales de Servicio Voluntario de África, Asia, América y Europa. Un Congreso, tres seminarios inter-regional en Asia, África y América, 6 campos de estudio en Europa, Asia, América y África, un seminario final y nuestro producto final de un Libro Blanco sobre el Servicio Voluntario Internacional desarrollado por y para las organizaciones de IVS a través del mundo

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