OzGREEN programs connect youth with communities to become leaders of innovative sustainable social change

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  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 01:00 PM through September 20, 2018 · 53 rsvps
    Bellingen Youth Hub

    Bellingen Youth Leading the World (YLTW) Facilitator Training

    What: YLTW Facilitator Training 18-19-20 September 2018

    Where: Bellingen Youth Hub and Online

    When: 1pm-5pm each day (Sydney time)

    Training on how to organise and facilitate the award winning Youth Leading the World (YLTW) Congress in your own region over 3 days in the last week of November (23-30 November 2018).

    Imagine thousands of young people coming together across the planet, to tackle global sustainability challenges such as energy, food, climate change, biodiversity and water and plan together how they can LEAD POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. YOUth LEADing the World (YLTW) is an OzGREEN initiative, that begins with an energising annual 3-day youth leadership congress conducted simultaneously in multiple interconnected locations.

    Through YLTW young people become:

    • INFORMED: about global challenges, SDGs and sustainable living.
    • INNOVATORS: develop action plans for positive social change.
    • INTERCONNECTED: with change-makers locally and globally.

    OzGREEN is now preparing for multiple interconnected YLTW Congresses to run simultaneously around the world 23-30 November 2018. This Facilitator Training workshop will enable participants to run YLTW in their own school and community.

    To date we have trained 976 Facilitators globally.  Through YLTW OzGREEN is openly sharing the skills and experience we have gained over 25 years of delivering recognised excellence in transformative sustainability leadership and social innovation for community driven change.

    You can join us in person in Bellingen or online. Real-time live online training makes YLTW more accessible to international and remote communities.

    I wanted to thank you for this super empowering program that I feel has the potential to shift the entire world for the young and future generations to come.  Stephie Seika Sanada, Irvine, California

    YLTW Facilitator Training

    YLTW Facilitator Training gives people solution-focused tools to tackle wicked challenges, generate a vision and innovate action plans. Facilitator training underpins the success of YLTW.  The program builds capacity for local people to run YLTW in their own region. The program also helps create the glue that connects participating regions together. Facilitators come from a wide range of backgrounds and age range (youth, youth workers, government, teachers, University and TAFE, professionals, parents, grandparents). YLTW Facilitator Training is a great professional development and team-building program and a great opportunity to re-power your energy for change.

    Real time live online training via Adobe Connect and Skype, is an option for remote, international and interstate facilitators. To date nearly one third of facilitators have successfully trained online.

    The training program focuses on how to organise and facilitate YLTW including:

    • Presentation skills and up to date science on the state of the planet
    • Values-based leadership, Strategic Questioning and deep listening skills
    • Facilitating group process to engage youth and community ingenuity and innovation
    • Visioning, VIBRANT goals and action planning
    • Eco-footprint and One Planet Living
    • Serious fun – playing games with meaning

    OzGREEN’s Approach to Learning and Leadership

    Fundamental to the success of OzGREEN's approach, is the understanding that local communities are best equipped to understand how change can happen in their region. We seek to strengthen community resilience and capacity to create innovative ways to tackle sustainability challenges and connect change makers locally, nationally and globally.

    YLTW embodies leading edge learning and leadership methodologies such as transformative learning, participatory learning and action, vision and strength based approaches, deep listening and strategic questioning. The process facilitates movement through 4-stages:

    Focus: Defining the challenges we face, including Pulse of the Planet background briefing about local and international sustainability challenges;

    Vision: Reflection and questioning processes to develop a vision for themselves and their communities as sustainability leaders;

    Change: Creative thinking, innovation and brainstorming strategies for change;

    Action: Practical goal setting and action planning for personal and community change.

    This approach demonstrably fosters local ownership and harnesses the passion and intelligence residing in young people.

     

    "Rachel is raving about the course. She said it was one of the best things she has ever done." Anni Griffiths, Gosford City Council

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 12:00 AM through October 10, 2018

    Bellingen Riverwatch - October Testing

    View the full 2018 Testing Schedule.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Details TBC in Bellingen, Australia

    Volunteer & Partner Dinner

    Watch this Space - More Details Coming Soon!

    An opportunity for Bellingen Riverwatch volunteers and partners to come together. More details coming soon 

    RSVP 
    Please rsvp below and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 16th at 6pm

    Questions

    If you have any questions, please contact Amy, the Bellingen Riverwatch Coordinator on 0490 068 685 or on riverwatch@ozgreen.org.au

     


     

    Know someone who might be interested in volunteering with us?

    We are looking for both regular monthly volunteers, as well as "backup" or "roving" volunteers (to assist when regular volunteers are ill or away). If you know someone who would be interested in this opportunity with us, please direct them to www.ozgreen.org/bellingen_riverwatch_volunteer_with_us to register their interest. 

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM through November 14, 2018

    Bellingen Riverwatch - November Testing

    View the full 2018 Testing Schedule.

  • Friday, November 23, 2018 at 09:00 AM through November 30, 2018 · 2 rsvps
    Global - multiple interconnected locations

    Global Youth Leading the World (YLTW) 2018

    Interconnected Congresses in multiple locations 23-30 November 2018

    Imagine thousands of young people coming together across the planet, to tackle global sustainability challenges such as energy, food, climate change, biodiversity and water and plan together how they can LEAD POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. YOUth LEADing the World (YLTW) is an OzGREEN initiative, that begins with an energising annual 3-day youth leadership congress conducted simultaneously in multiple interconnected locations.

    Through YLTW young people become:

    • INFORMED: about global challenges, SDGs and sustainable living.
    • INNOVATORS: develop action plans for positive social change.
    • INTERCONNECTED: with change-makers locally and globally.

    We are now preparing for multiple interconnected YLTW Congresses to run simultaneously around the world 23-30 November 2018.

    OzGREEN trains local people to run YLTW in their own region. To date we have trained 970 Facilitators globally. In the lead up to November, we are conducting YLTW Facilitator Trainings in 4 different time zones. The first is for Africa-MiddleEast-Europe 6-7-8 July.

    Through YLTW, OzGREEN is openly sharing the skills and experience OzGREEN has gained over 25 years of delivering recognized excellence in transformative sustainability leadership and social innovation for community driven change.

    TRAINING LOCAL YLTW FACILITATORS (2-DAYS)

    OzGREEN trains people to run YLTW in their own region, strengthening capacity, sustainability, resilience and vibrancy of regional communities. Real-time live online training makes YLTW more accessible to international and remote communities. YLTW gives people solution-focused tools to tackle sustainability challenges, generate a vision and innovate action plans. Key focal areas in the training include global sustainability challenges, eco-footprint, participatory leadership, Strategic Questioning and deep listening, visioning, VIBRANT goals and action planning.

    The training is highly participatory, giving new facilitators the tools and confidence to run YLTW in their own region.  To date we have trained over 970 Facilitators to run YLTW in their own region.

    YLTW YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONGRESS PROGRAM

    The YLTW Congress is a highly participatory program.

    Day 1: Global Challenges: Eco footprint; Pulse of the Planet (local and global sustainability challenges - climate change, water, energy, food, biodiversity); youth prioritising their concerns (local and global); creating a vision for sustainable future;

    Day 2: Be the Change: Creating change brainstorm; one planet living plan; social innovation for sustainability; sharing ideas with other YLTW locations; inspiring change stories; what can you see yourself doing? - action planning to achieve sustainability vision;

    Day 3: Begin it Now: Youth-led Community Forum for government and local businesses, parents, teachers, principals and the public - designed and run by youth to seek opportunities for collaboration and support for their action plans.

    Ongoing mentoring - Local YLTW Facilitators provide regular support as youth implement their action plans.

    YLTW IMPACT

    OzGREEN, YLTW Partners and Facilitators have gained significant recognition, including Victorian LGPro Award for Excellence in Sustainability, Victorian Young Achiever, ACT/NSW Young Achiever, Green Globe and UNESCO Wenhui Award Finalists. Participants say the most significant outcomes are greatly increased:

    • understanding of climate change and sustainability (from 4/10 before to 9/10 after).
    • motivation, personal confidence and leadership capacity to tackle sustainability challenges locally and globally (from 3/10 before to 8/10 after)
    • interconnected - sense of being part of an active community of youth change-makers locally and globally (from 2/10 before to 9/10 after).

    Timetable

    Building global partnerships

    February– November

    YLTW Facilitator Trainings in 4 time zones globally

    June-October

    Simultaneous Interconnected YLTW Congresses (3 days in this period)

    23-30 November 2018

    Follow up local support for youth inspired change

    December – November 2019

    Repeat as needed!

    2019 and beyond

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:00 AM through December 12, 2018

    Bellingen Riverwatch - December Testing

    View the full 2018 Testing Schedule.

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