Date and Time of Workshop: Monday, January 21, 2013 / 6:00pm-9:00pm
Training Topic: Managing and Delegating Priorities
Location: The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, 401 Bay Street, Suite 2200
Facilitator(s): Brandy Hagborg, Emad Alarashi, Christa Romaldi
The purpose of this workshop was to provide an opportunity for participants to work through a project from development to implementation without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. We began by discussing how to break down a complex project into manageable tasks and then provided time for participants to practice what they learned using personal project examples and with the guidance of the facilitators.
Continuing to work with personal examples, we discussed and plotted how tasks can be delegated to various staff and volunteers to ensure that responsibilities are shared.
Lastly, we spent some time discussing self-care and burn-out. We discussed what burn out looked and felt like, and how we have experienced both ourselves and with colleagues. We then brainstormed simple ways of practicing self-care, both at a personal and organizational level.
Each participant was able to begin planning a large project, simplifying it into manageable tasks, and determining who was required to do which tasks. We hope that the participants take these plans back to their places of work and continue working on them and eventually implement them!
Participants shared that they really enjoyed the free open space to discuss and present ideas and gather feedback from other youth leaders. The really enjoyed the tools that were provided and appreciated the opportunities to practice with the tools on projects that are relevant to the work they do. The participants found the workshop engaging and useful!
Participants requested more ice breakers and large group activities to encourage interaction and discussion. Some participants would like to have more information about job descriptions to see how they relate to delegating work. Some people simply requested more food!