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September 24
9-12:30pm
Launch of Working Groups
&
Networking Meeting
Agenda
1.Welcome & Introductions
2.What we have done so far
3.What’s next?
---------- Break -----------------------
4. Wor...
…working from
the Community
Consultation
Report
2014-2016
GNEYP Early
Years Plan
There is a readiness, commitment & energy to
become an active and influential community group.
This is what we heard…
• Es...
Clarity needed regarding roles and responsibilities.
This is what we heard…
• Changes to organizational Structure
• Revise...
Need to increase participation in GNEYP and tap into the
relationship potential
This is what we heard…
• Mapped out existi...
Desire to have ‘more than updates” and to avoid having a
small group of people do everything
This is what we heard…
• Crea...
4 areas that are highest priority for parents and service providers
This is what we heard….
• Created a work plan that ini...
If what we want now is to establish
working groups and figure out, plan
and implement our action…
Lets first agree –
WHAT ...
GNEYP Working Groups
• Increase cultural
learning and
engagement
opportunities.
• Create and share a
GNEYP definition of
d...
Instructions:
1. Choose the working group that resonates
most with you & what you have to offer
(strengths/curiosity/conne...
Working Group Guide
Working Group Report Out
1. What are a few of the
ideas/concepts/projects that
MOST people resonate
with? (#5)
2. What dat...
Closure & Next Steps
1. September: Amber to email meeting summary
• how to get involved in other working groups
• meeting ...
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Early Years Presentation Sept 24, 2014

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Early Years Presentation Sept 24, 2014

  1. 1. September 24 9-12:30pm Launch of Working Groups & Networking Meeting
  2. 2. Agenda 1.Welcome & Introductions 2.What we have done so far 3.What’s next? ---------- Break ----------------------- 4. Working Groups 5. Report back 6. Closure & Next Steps 7. Co-chair check-in with Amber Our Values: Child-centered…Universal & targeted… Strength- based…Evidence-informed…Measurable outcomes…
  3. 3. …working from the Community Consultation Report
  4. 4. 2014-2016 GNEYP Early Years Plan
  5. 5. There is a readiness, commitment & energy to become an active and influential community group. This is what we heard… • Established priorities with community input • Decided on priorities with a collaborative consensus process - how GNEYP could have the biggest impact • Shared leadership reflected in terms of reference This is what we did… 1. Dedicate resource, time, energy 2. Choose to embrace a new way of working together This is what needs to happen now…
  6. 6. Clarity needed regarding roles and responsibilities. This is what we heard… • Changes to organizational Structure • Revised Terms of Reference • New role for Coordinator This is what we did…. 1. People feel like they belong and understand their role & responsibilities 2. Leverage a greater synergy with the diversity of participants 3. Working groups do the work, the Coordinator “coordinates” This is what needs to happen now…
  7. 7. Need to increase participation in GNEYP and tap into the relationship potential This is what we heard… • Mapped out existing relationships and areas to strengthen • Identified potential partners and asked them about their relationship with GNEYP • Built direct strategies into the plan that will foster partnerships through coordinator & working groups This is what we did… 1. GNEYP members to contribute to an open, inclusive process that seeks new and diverse perspectives 2. Implement strategies within working groups that fosters new partnerships This is what needs to happen now…
  8. 8. Desire to have ‘more than updates” and to avoid having a small group of people do everything This is what we heard… • Created an annual calendar with increased opportunity for people to “plug in” • Focused plan to include many ways for people to connect AND contribute This is what we did… 1. Embrace an action group 2. Find a way to participate that works for you This is what needs to happen now…
  9. 9. 4 areas that are highest priority for parents and service providers This is what we heard…. • Created a work plan that initiates “up to” 4 working groups that each tackle the priority areas This is what we did…. 1. Working groups to be established 2. A plan defined in order to allocate funding This is what needs to happen now….
  10. 10. If what we want now is to establish working groups and figure out, plan and implement our action… Lets first agree – WHAT IS ACTION?
  11. 11. GNEYP Working Groups • Increase cultural learning and engagement opportunities. • Create and share a GNEYP definition of diversity. • Engage and connect early years partners. • Develop an internal and external communication strategy for sharing GNEYP activities. • Examine current and local data. • Review evidence informed practices that reduce barriers. • Develop an action plan to reduce barriers for families. • Explore best practices for influencing public policy at local, regional and provincial levels. • Develop long term and short term strategies for a child friendly community.
  12. 12. Instructions: 1. Choose the working group that resonates most with you & what you have to offer (strengths/curiosity/connections/information) *****it is OK if not all working groups begin. 2. From our list of ACTIONS – what is this working group ready to “do”? 3. Fill out the Working Group Guide.
  13. 13. Working Group Guide
  14. 14. Working Group Report Out 1. What are a few of the ideas/concepts/projects that MOST people resonate with? (#5) 2. What date have you chosen for your October meeting?
  15. 15. Closure & Next Steps 1. September: Amber to email meeting summary • how to get involved in other working groups • meeting dates in October • co-chair contacts 2. October: Working Groups to meet in October to fill in the details of an action plan. 3. November: GNEYP Research Event November 26th 4. December: Funding allocation to Working Groups will be finalized by December10th NEYLT meeting.

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