A global week for Change Agents

Date: 24 July 2013

It was from June 19-26 that young leaders from Europe and the Middle East met for one more regional training for the new generation of leaders for the YMCA Movement. The Change Agents.

Gjøvik , Norway, was the host city of this important event for the World YMCA and as well the home of the Norwegian YMCA Global week. The activities were held in parallel and created a worldwide atmosphere since more than 20 countries meet together!

Together with the Change Agents, 65 participants have shared experiences, dreams and have had a great deal of fun!

The Change Agents had interactive sessions on the topics:

· YMCA History/Structure

· Leadership Skills

· Global Realities

· Story Telling

This particular training was possible as result of cooperation of the World Alliance of YMCAs, YGlobal Norway and Youth in Action.

As the last regional training activity before all change agents meet in Prague in August, it was fir for sure a special one. We have completed an important step of our journey that included stations in Sri-Lanka, Kenya, Uruguay, Canada, UK, Nicaragua and Hong Kong on top of several hours of on line activities and training.

See below one of the outcomes from the last meeting in Gjøvik. A video produced for YMCA Story telling. Check it out : Photo Gallery and Video

Photo Gallery