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Open Talent: Re-charity  A=TI Colin Falconer Sept 2011 2
<ul><li>Hands Up…? </li></ul>
What key do you want? Open Talent
Advantaged thinking
<ul><li>DEFICITS </li></ul><ul><li>Dependency  </li></ul><ul><li>Our vision focuses on transformational solutions that ena...
Welcome to your assets
The Asset test  <ul><li>Do you identify young people ’ s assets when they enter and leave the service? </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Open Talent:  ‘Working Assets’
The Working Assets model
ENGAGE Community Dragon ’ s Den Community  Challenge Competition Inspire Day
BUILD Services  can build asset approaches and resources to embed practice Young people can build a talent passport  and e...
RECOGNISE “ What they actually needed was the chance to show and believe in the assets they already had” Community partner...
What ’s your idea? Engage young people and the local community Embed  asset-building approaches Build your asset offer Rec...
Open Talent Model Growth
Open Talent film How can we adopt a personalised approach to invest in young people ’ s potential?
Talent Journeys <ul><li>Young people –  </li></ul><ul><li>Staff –  </li></ul><ul><li>Service -  </li></ul>
A new approach to quality
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EYHC 2011: Open Talent

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(Home & Place) Based on the Foyer Federation's initiative of Open Talent this workshop presentation details how to promote young people's goals and enable them to develop the skills, resources and opportunities they need to achieve them. The Open Talent approach looks not at just supporting young people in regards to what the don't have but rather inspiring them to be the best person they can be.

This presentation was given at the End Youth Homelessness Conference 2011 and facilitated by Colin Falconer, Director of Innovation at the Foyer Federation UK.

To learn more about the Foyer Federation and Open Talent visit www.foyer.net.

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  • The aim of this workshop is to explore the concepts of Open talent and to look at ways in which they are being applied in practise through the open talent pilot and DfE funded connect yourself testbeds.
  • Activity to introduce advantage thinking and to acknowledge the talents in the room
  • Working assets was our first programme to apply some of this thinking, which we have tested over the last couple of years. Theory – develop assets of young people, service and community through a positive activity / recognise achievements, partnerships and progression
  • First phase – engage yp and community around choosing a positive activity that will have an impact. Egs – dragons den event that brings everyone together to choose ideas; a competition – eg, to offer a design for a card or tshirt that will then form part of an enterprise to create and sell; a fundraising activity to raise money that challenges stereotypes and creates momentum to develop a project; an inspirational event for young people to work together and come up with ideas; using social media and other platforms
  • Building assets of staff and service – in particular approaches to work readiness in toolkit / finding mentors for young people to complete specialist project / ways young people track the development of their assets
  • Recognition celebration events – the climax of the project, sometimes the project itself. Importance, from research, of enabling young people to talk about learning and what they are good at; and for services to focus on community connections and progression opportunities. TIM – part of the process of making sure the style of investment is embedded into the service approach so the project acts as a catalyst to change and not just another project delivered.
  • Transcript of "EYHC 2011: Open Talent"

    1. 1. Open Talent: Re-charity A=TI Colin Falconer Sept 2011 2
    2. 2. <ul><li>Hands Up…? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What key do you want? Open Talent
    4. 4. Advantaged thinking
    5. 5. <ul><li>DEFICITS </li></ul><ul><li>Dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Our vision focuses on transformational solutions that enable young people to develop skills, resources and opportunities. </li></ul>Future Foyers Open Talent Looking back... ASSETS Sustainable Livelihood
    6. 6. Welcome to your assets
    7. 7. The Asset test <ul><li>Do you identify young people ’ s assets when they enter and leave the service? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a structured programme to develop young people ’ s assets? (and staff ’ s too) </li></ul><ul><li>Is your support plan more focused on achieving assets, than supporting deficits? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you harness asset building resources and opportunities in the community as part of your offer? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you promote and progress young people ’ s assets in the wider community? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you promote your service as an asset to the community? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Open Talent: ‘Working Assets’
    9. 9. The Working Assets model
    10. 10. ENGAGE Community Dragon ’ s Den Community Challenge Competition Inspire Day
    11. 11. BUILD Services can build asset approaches and resources to embed practice Young people can build a talent passport and e-portfolio to broaden their horizons
    12. 12. RECOGNISE “ What they actually needed was the chance to show and believe in the assets they already had” Community partnership & understanding Young people ’ s journeys & potential Volunteering & achievement Sustainable practice and approaches TRANSFORMATIONAL INNOVATION MARK
    13. 13. What ’s your idea? Engage young people and the local community Embed asset-building approaches Build your asset offer Recognise learning and achievement Find new partners & volunteers Develop young people ’ s assets to live, learn and work
    14. 14. Open Talent Model Growth
    15. 15. Open Talent film How can we adopt a personalised approach to invest in young people ’ s potential?
    16. 16. Talent Journeys <ul><li>Young people – </li></ul><ul><li>Staff – </li></ul><ul><li>Service - </li></ul>
    17. 17. A new approach to quality

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