After School Hours Pre-Conference 2014
The After School Hours Pre-conference took place in Kananaskis, Alberta, at Shaping the Future 2014.
Recap of the Day
you all for Attending the After School Hours Pre-conference at the
Shaping The Future 2014. It was a fun and energetic day, as well as a
great opportunity to being networking with people from across the
province doing similar work.
The after school time period is near and dear to all of us, and building from foundational work laid down by Stone Soup, a publication developed by the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association in 2010, the after school time period had become more of a priority, and all of our work is advancing this agenda.
The morning kicked off with an energetic keynote from David Adie (firstname.lastname@example.org), followed by an energizer where we discussed the impacts of after school programs, and a discussion with Lisa Tink and Damien Traverse from Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation (TPR) about Collective Impact.
No single organization can create large-scale, lasting social change alone. It requires the commitment of a group of stakeholders to a common agenda. It is more rigorous and specific than collaboration among organizations and is based on five underlying principles:
Common Agenda: All participants have a shared vision for change as well as a common understanding of the problem.
Shared Measurement: Collecting data and measuring results consistently across all participants ensure efforts remain aligned and participants hold each other accountable.
Mutually Reinforcing Activities: Participants’ activities must be differentiated while still being coordinated through a mutually reinforcing plan of action.
Continuous Communication: Consistent and open communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objectives and appreciate common motivation.
Backbone Organization: Creating and managing collective impact requires a separate organization(s) with staff and a specific set of skills to serve as the
backbone for the entire initiative (FSG, Inc., 2013).
We had individuals from many stakeholder groups help make this day a success:
4 Representatives from Health
29 Representatives from Education
43 Representatives from Recreation, Community and Non-Profit
2 Representatives from Government