Resilient YMCAs: Leaders Talks – Session One

As part of our response to the CoVid-19 crisis, World YMCA is launching a new initiative Resilient YMCAs: Leaders Talks to bring together experts in crisis management and recovery along with practical tools and concrete action steps to help YMCAs build resiliency. We are currently planning to hold four talks and may extend as needed. We will record the event and make the replay available for YMCA internal audiences.

Resilient YMCAs: Leaders Talks – CoVid-19 Response and Recovery  – Online Event  Thursday 9 April 202015:00 CET 

The first event in the series will be an online talk from YMCA leaders for YMCA leaders. YMCA Leaders from each region to share how the CoVid-19 crisis has impacted their YMCAs staff and community.

We will ask each speaker to share what, if any, government relief might be available and how they are advocating for such support. We will ask each speaker to share how their YMCAs are stepping up at the local, national and regional level to help provide services and support in their communities, and how they are mitigating risk as they mobilise in the response.

Finally, we will ask each speaker to share how they are thinking about recovery. In a post-CoVid-19 world, how will your YMCAs evolve? How will your community, staff, and volunteers be changed? What opportunities does this crisis bring and how can we come together to strengthen the YMCA Movement? We will invite participants to join the Q&A session.

Moderator – PATRICIA PELTON
President World YMCA

Patricia Pelton has held senior management and leadership roles in several organisations, including, but not limited to: CEO, Northern Lights Health Authority, CEO, Health Quality Council of Alberta, Board Member, Alberta College.
Patricia Pelton – Bio

Speaker – KEVIN WASHINGTON
President and CEO
YMCA of the USA

 Kevin Washington is the 14th person and first African American to lead the Y Movement in the U.S. A 41-year Y professional, he became President and CEO of YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) on Feb. 1, 2015.

The Y has been a fixture in Kevin’s life since he was 10 years old, when he first took part in an afterschool program at the Christian Street YMCA in his south Philadelphia neighborhood.
Kevin Washington – Bio

Speaker – ANTONIO MERINO
General Secretary/CEO
Latin American and Caribbean Alliance of YMCAs

Antonio is responsible for the strategic direction and financial stewardship of the Alliance; a resource office for the 24 National YMCAs in the region primarily focused on strengthening the leadership, program relevance and self-reliance of member YMCAs.
Antonio Merino – Bio

Speaker – SIPHO SOKHELA
National General Secretary
South Africa YMCA

Sipho Sokhela has been the National General Secretary of the South Africa YMCA since 2006, having first served the YMCA as a local General Secretary between 1995 and 1998 and is a former National Chairperson of the South African National Council of YMCAs.  Sipho Sokhela – Bio

Speaker – DENISE HATTON
National Secretary and CEO
YMCAs England & Wales.
Denise’s career with YMCA spans more than 30 years during which time she has held a variety of local, regional and national roles based within Greater London.
Denise Hatton – Bio

Speaker – DA-EUN YANG
National Council of YMCAs of Korea (NCYK)

Da-eun Yang has been working in YMCA since 2013. She worked in Daegu YMCA, one of the local YMCA in Korea, as a staff for 6 year mainly do youth counseling and civil movement.
Daeun Yang – Bio

This event is for YMCA CEOs, board members and senior staff. Registration are closed as of April 7th – 5pm CET
More information will follow after the event.