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Workshops and talks

This information is from the World Youth Skills Day event held on Saturday 15th July.

On the day you'll be able to choose between a number of workshops and talks. You'll be able to take part in one workshop per session and spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

If the workshop or talk is full, we'll need you pick an alternative, but if there isn’t a workshop that you would like to attend, you're free to go along to the fringe area and talk to exhibitors.

Find out more about the speakers and workshop facilitators.

Learn how to pitch your ICS skills with some practical tips on translating your placement to employment
Learn how to pitch your ICS skills with some practical tips on translating your placement to employment

Mobile journalism

This workshop will equip you with the skills to tell important stories about development using your mobile phones.

Mobile journalism is a practical skill to help you learn to create content and films using your phone. This workshop will be particularly helpful if you are looking for a career in communications or film for development.

How to get a job in international development

In this workshop you will be offered practical advice on how to find jobs in international development and how to go about applying for these jobs.

It will also include CV and interview tips and guidance to increase your employability within the international development sector.

Pitching your ICS skills

Have you been struggling to articulate your experience on ICS? Would you like practical advice on how to convey your ICS experience to make you more employable?

Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will focus on supporting you communicate your experience in formalised and professional language, getting you to focus on the skills you have developed and how to present them to potential employers.

Volunteer Asma Elbadawi during a basketball coaching session in Lindi, Tanzania
© ICS / VSO / Andrew Aitchison
Volunteer Asma Elbadawi during a basketball coaching session in Lindi, Tanzania

Public speaking – turn your message into movement

Public speaking is a skill that many people struggle with, but is often a valued skills amongst employers.

This workshop will hone in on your experience and will provide you with skills and tools to deliver inspiring and persuasive talks and presentations.

What next for international development, and where might you fit in?

This workshop will explore how international development is changing and what this might mean for you if you want to be part of it.

We will look at who some of the key development actors and issues are, and use this to do some practical and imaginative thinking about career pathways and other contributions to justice and development, including how you would like to change development practice on the basis of your experiences.

Being an Active Global Citizen in 2017 – changing the world whilst developing skills

2017 hasn’t been the easiest year for campaigners around the world, but despite the challenges, we can be the generation that changes the world.

Find out how you can take action on the global issue of youth unemployment through the Global Goals, find local opportunities to get involved in being a change maker, be a better campaigner and build your skills at the same time.

Volunteers like Caroline have become global citizens as a result of the ICS programme
© ICS / VSO / Jack Howson
Volunteers like Caroline have become global citizens as a result of the ICS programme

What’s Parliament got to do with me?
Lynn Hobson

Find out exactly what the UK Parliament is, what it does and some of the (easier) ways to get involved and be heard on issues that matter to you.

This session will give you some of the basic knowledge you need to understand how Parliament works and the confidence to get started. It’s your Parliament…use it!

Using Youth Power to hold governments accountable; why the global goals matter to young people
Nazzy, Keya and Raf

This workshop will point you in the direction of websites and resources where you can easily access the data on issues that you are interested in, be it on local, regional, or national levels.

We will recommend an easy, step-by-step guide to using data to hold the Government to account on the Global Goals and identify the key decision-makers to lobby. This workshop will show you that data isn’t scary, but that it is the key to enhancing your ‘advocacy ask’ and promoting true accountability.

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