A Powerful Rotary Peace Project For Young People and Their Communities

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A Powerful Rotary Peace Project For Young People and Their Communities

  1. 1. 2014 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION A Powerful Rotary Peace Project for Young People and Their Communities
  2. 2. RI Director Steve Synder WELCOME AND INTRODCTIONS
  3. 3. Jean M Best Peace officer, D1020 Keith G Best PDG, ARC WE ARE YOUR PRESENTERS
  4. 4. • 36 years in Education as Headteacher. • 2 years working for HMIe, inspecting 58 schools across Scotland • Member of Kirkcudbright Rotary Club • District Peace Officer for District 1020 Who am I… Jean
  5. 5. • Ass Rotary Coordinator 2012/2014 • PDG (2011/12) • Chair Elect for the Leadership, Training and Development Committee (RIBI) • Education Consultant across Scotland • Facilitator for #Peace Group (14 -18 year olds at my local secondary school) Who am I ………Keith
  6. 6. JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION Creating Rotary Peace Advocates
  7. 7. “This is a world of pitiless aggression where brutalised children stripped of love, guidance and compassion at home, defend what little is left to them, their reputation, their postcode, their crew with extreme force” ORIGINS OF THE ROTARY PEACE PROJECT
  8. 8. Concern raised…… Girls joining gangs at a greater rate than ever before! BBC Breakfast News Team 12.01.13 What would have stopped you joining a gang? “Just the basics – love at home – role models – simple basic role models within the family” Tracy, ex-gang member and leader
  9. 9. Rotary Peace Fellows…  Rotary World Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, careers and service activities.  There are 6 Rotary Centres attached to 6 leading universities across the world.  To date over 750 Peace Fellows from 75 countries are working across the globe.
  10. 10. • “Young people must become conscious of their responsibilities in the world they will be called upon to manage and should be inspired with confidence in a future of happiness for mankind.” UN General Assembly Resolution 2037 THE ROTARY PEACE ADVOCATE PROGRAMME will up skill our young people to empower them to answer this resolution . Rotary Peace Advocate Programme
  11. 11. Allow them to “Conquer Conflict” and “Transform into Success” Allow them to create “Peace Projects” using Conflict Resolution Skills. Young people engaging in skills which………
  12. 12. Rotary International would like to……… Recognise and Acknowledge the innate expertise of our young people Enable them to resolve conflict and embrace success Empower them to become Leaders of the 21st Century Vision statement
  13. 13. • All young people feel confident and skilled to take a lead in tackling all forms of conflict to enrich their own lives and the lives of others • They become Rotary Peace Advocates engaging in relevant Peace Projects Success Criteria
  14. 14. “Peace can be merely a secession of warfare or the absence of military conflict… There is also the peace in which humans live, known as the quality of life” PRI President Cliff Dochterman “Conflict is in fact an opportunity. If we understand why we are in a fight we have more chance of getting out” Dr Scilla Ellworthy Our Inspiration and Motivation
  15. 15. • “Many of the worlds worst conflicts and vast suffering have been caused by our inability to recognise others as human beings with feelings exactly like our own” Dr Scilla Ellworthy • “Do not be afraid of conflict learn how to deal with it and transform it into success” RI Peace Fellow Flor Yanez Guiding Quotes for us…..
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  17. 17. Step 1 - Setting Up Step 2 - Developing and Achieving Peace Advocate Skills. Step 3 - Conquering Conflict in Ourselves Step 4 - Conquering Conflict in School, in our Community. Step 5 - Conquering Conflict in our Home. Step 6 - Conquering Global Conflict Programme Strategy to “Control Conflict, Empower Success”
  18. 18. Learning Intention: Understand what skills, attitudes and values are required to become a good leader •Individually think of someone who you believe to be a good leader. •Think about and qualify to yourself your choice by identifying the main skills demonstrated. •Name your leader and share your thoughts to the person sat next to you •Reciprocate Step 1 Activity 1 Leader Qualities
  19. 19. Working with your same partner. You need a pen/pencil and a piece of paper. Number yourself 1 and 2. No. 1 draw a simple line drawing, unseen by No.2 No. 1 explains what has been drawn and No.2 tries to draw an exact copy. N0. 2 cannot ask questions. Why do you think this activity has the above title? Try this game – The Great Communicator
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  21. 21. Learning Intention: Learning the first skill, Collaborative Conversation (CC) •Leaders have to be able to lead professional meetings. •Talking is the foundation of a civil society, it is the major skill used in conflict resolution meetings. •Collaborative Conversation, (CC) gives a clear structure to develop productive outcomes, with a group or as a life skill within yourself. Step 2 - First Skill of Collaborative Conversation
  22. 22. • Brainstorm—Everyone puts forward any nominations which may come to mind. All nominations are well received. • Clarification– Everyone expands upon their nomination as noted by the recorder. • Discussion– Everyone has the opportunity to question others nominations. • Conclusion– Decisions made as to next steps agreed by the group. Step 2 First Skill – Collaborative Communication
  23. 23. Working in groups of 6 Use the CC structure to establish a group name. •Brainstorm - everyone puts forward names which they think will be suitable. (A Recorder takes notes ) •Clarification - each person gives a reason for the choice of name •Discussion - each person can question clarification with responses from nominee. •Conclusion - decision or vote to agree name. Activity 2 - Our Peace Group Name
  24. 24. Collaborative Conversation summary brainstorm conclusion clarification discussion Used to decide: - Our group Name -Our meeting Rules -Scenarios -Purposeful listening -Purposeful speaking
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  26. 26.  Leaders have to be able to lead professional meetings. Purposeful Listening (PL) is a crucial skill to ensure this happens.  When interacting, people often become distracted, thinking of other things, such as… any messages on my mobile what to wear to the party what are we having to eat what should I say next Step 2 – Second Skill – Purposeful Listening
  27. 27. Working in groups of 3 and number each either 1 or 2 or 3 No 1 talks about any chosen problem to 2 and 3 No 2 and 3 consider as the listener are you— thinking about what you want to say in reply? looking for an experience that matches theirs? looking for a solution? Looking for agitated body language? Listening for specific adjectives used to describe the incident? When No 1 finishes No 2 and 3 discuss what you were thinking about whilst listening to No 1. Did you both think the same? Activity 3 – What are you listening for?
  28. 28. As a Peace Advocate you should — • listen without prejudice or pre-judgement ,(as a stranger) • not show any facial expression, • not interrupt, • not react if the person accuses or blames, • take notice of their body language and tone of voice. Guide to Purposeful Listening
  29. 29. This activity is to listen to what is actually being read. Still working in your group of 3 No 2 reads a short factual report to No 1 and No 2 Listeners give feedback on what you heard. Did you both give the same feedback? Activity 4 – Factual Reading and Listening
  30. 30. 1. Listen intently to speaker, full eye contact, no movement from face or body 2. Repeat everything you have just heard, by saying, “ What I heard you say is…….” 3. Include phrases such as, “ I notice you seem agitated at…….how does…….. make you feel” 4. Ask the speaker to repeat back to you what they have heard, including your interpretation of body language and tone of voice 5. Repeat until speaker and listener are in agreement. Points to follow to become a Purposeful Listener.
  31. 31. Use the 5point PL structure for speaker and listeners No 3 delivers the scenario to 1 and 2 using emotion as they see fit.. “Somebody has been sending abusive text messages and posting pictures on Facebook of me at a party.” Activity 5 – Listening as a Peace Advocate with a scenario
  32. 32. 1. Listen intently to speaker, full eye contact, no movement from face or body 2. Repeat everything you have just heard, by saying, “ What I heard you say is…….” 3. Include phrases such as, “ I notice you seem agitated at…….how does…….. make you feel” 4. Ask the speaker to repeat back to you what they have heard, including your interpretation of body language and tone of voice 5. Repeat until speaker and listener are in agreement. Points to follow to become a Purposeful Listener.
  33. 33. Pair together the skills of Collaborative Conversation and Purposeful Listening as both are strong life skills for conquering conflict and transforming into success Next steps
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  35. 35. “Turning Words round” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” Step 2 - Third Skill Purposeful Speaking
  36. 36. • Assessment of Need • Vision statement • Success Criteria • Strategy • Approach • Timeline Consideration: Service project versus fundraising project Peace Advocate Service Project Structure
  37. 37. Feedback “I enjoy my Saturdays and they are precious to me…… However, I’d give up another one in a flash if I thought it would be as enjoyable, sociable, thought provoking and inspirational as yesterday. In fact I’d want my children and my grandchildren to experience it too…. It was a day which connected with hearts and minds..” Theresa Douglas District 1020 Who needs to be in attendance to hear our young Peace Advocates voices? Rotary Peace Project Conference – “Take a chance on Peace”
  38. 38. Venue: Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh 10th May 2014
  39. 39. Venue: Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh 10th May 2014
  40. 40. Venue: Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh 10th May 2014
  41. 41. Venue: Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh 10th May 2014
  42. 42. Venue: Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh 10th May 2014
  43. 43. • If you would like to become involved contact us at the address on the leaflet. • There will be website created for resources • Are you able to give us a scenario that would be suitable for your culture and Country? Next Steps to start……..
  44. 44. JOIN LEADERS, EXCHANGE IDEAS, TAKE ACTION Creating Rotary Peace Advocates Thank you for your interest today.

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