Programme

The programme has been developed to follow the theme of “Prepared: for a changing world”. All the sessions will consider how Scouting can help young people grow into a changing world and how Scouting can to adapt to meet their needs whilst staying true to our values.

As the needs of each country are different we have prepared the programme to enable you to plan your own “journey” through the Congress. You will have lots of choice so you will need to think carefully about which sessions would be of most value to you and your NSO.

You will see that each day will consist of longer (60 or 90 minute) sessions which will allow time to explore subjects in depth and they will have detailed input and time to discuss issues. There will also be shorter (30 minute) sessions which are focussed on subject briefings and will be an introduction to the subject. You will be provided with reference material to enable you to carry on learning after the session. There will also be sessions where you can share good practice from your NSO on specific subjects – or learn from the experience of others. As these sessions will run in parallel you will be able to choose a mixture of short and longer sessions to suit your learning needs.

Each day will finish off with a Scout style social programme so you can enjoy time with your new friends and take time to carry on your discussions.

You can find a summary of the key themes and all the subjects that will be covered of each day in the programme below

Day One – Friday – The world in 2023 – Looking forward. The first day will be externally focussed. It should ‘fast forward’ participants to the future, to 2023, where they can consider some of the forecast changes in society, demography, technology, trends etc. and what this means for young people and education.

Day Two - Saturday - Scouting in 2017 – where are we now? The second day will be internally focussed. It should bring participants back from 2023 to 2017 and the present day. Through an analysis of the current situation we want participants to understand that Scouting is already well placed to be considered the world’s leading educational youth movement, but that if we wish to maintain that, there is more to be done. It’s important to stress that ‘leading’ doesn’t just mean the biggest, but also means that Scouting is relevant, inclusive and adaptive.

Day Three – Sunday – The journey to 2023 The third day will also be internally focussed. It will be action focussed too, encouraging participants to exchange with each other and plan for what they hope to do with the learning outcomes from the event when they return home to their NSO. How do we progress to 2023? What tools and resources are there to help and assist? What is my action plan? And who can help me?

                   
Time Session
07:00 Breakfast
8:45 Reflection
09:00 Keynote of the day
Addressed by Ahmad Alhendawi, WOSM’s Secretary General
                       
-An overview of the world in 2023 to 2030 and beyond

-Global Youth trends & Global societal trends.  

-An overview of the world in 2023 to 2030 and beyond
Simultaneous Sessions
9:45 (60 minutes session)

Dialogue in the modern world
                       
Exploring the importance of dialogue skills in 2023 and the development of those skills with young people.

Critical skills for 2023
                       
The critical skills we need to develop in young people to prepare them for 2023. This list combines the ones needed for the 4th industrial revolution (World Economic Forum), for an inclusive world (OECD) and for facing the global challenges of sustainable development (UNESCO) . We will analyse, debate and discuss their relevance to Scouting.

Values and young people
                       
Exploring the changing values of society and young people, the rise of extremist views and how to help young people develop values based on their beliefs to prepare them for 2023.
                   
9:45 (30 minutes sessions)

Children’s Rights
                       
An overview of the likely position of children’s rights and the implementation of the UN Declaration in 2023 based on current trends.

Leisure
                       
The changing landscape of leisure in many societies and how this will impact on young people and society in 2023.

Q&A with keynote speaker
                       
An opportunity to explore with the speaker the issues raised in the keynote address.
                   
10:15 (30 minutes sessions)

Elderly 2.0
                       
An exploration of the place of elderly people in society in 2023 based on current trends and developments.

Mobility
                       
The impact of increased mobility of peoples on society in 2023.  The potential social issues that arise and the impact on young people.

New Media
                       
Projections of the likely developments in technology and media through to 2023.  Exploring the challenges and opportunities this presents for society and young people.
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 (60 minutes sessions)

Youth and digital – the change of information flow
                       
Exploring digital innovations and developments and how the change in access to information will impact on society and young people.

Youth unemployment
                       
Considering current trends how will young people’s employment prospects look in 2023?  What are there implications for the skills young people need?

Migration
                       
Considering both economic migration and forced migration due to war and social issues, what are the trends and potential implications for society and young people in 2023.
11:15 (30 minutes sessions)

Healthy lifestyles
                       
With an increasing focus on living healthier lives in many societies, what are the key trends we are seeing and the what are the implications?

Economic trends
                       
In an increasingly uncertain global economy what are the key trends we are likely to see and what are their implications for societies and young people.

Education for sustainable development
                       
With a continuing interest in sustainable development in many sections of society but also increasing resistance to the implications from other sectors, what are the likely outcomes in 2023?
12:00 (30 minutes sessions)

Societal trends
                       
An overview of the key societal trends that will impact our global, regional and communities and the young people who live in them.

Education trends
                       
An overview of the key trends in education in different societies around the world.  What drives these trends and what are the implications for young people?

New methods of learning
                       
An overview of how the practice and skills of learning are developing and the key trends which will influence the way we learn in 2023.
12:30 Lunch
14:30 (90 minutes sessions)

Diversity and inclusion
                       
An exploration of the key trends in the diversification of our societies, the recognition of diverse groups, the tensions and issues this raises and how society can respond in the years to 2023.

Climate change
                       
An overview of the current research and trends and the contrary opinions.  Exploring the implications and impacts for societies and communities.

God, religion and spirituality
                       
The changing landscape in these areas and considerations of extremism, fundamentalism and the reactions to them from those less radical. Exploring how these trends impact on society and young people.

Sustainable Development Goals
                       
An in-depth introduction to the UN SDGs, what they cover, what they aim to achieve and the implications for society and young people in 2023.
14:30 (30 minutes sessions)

Resilience in children
                       
What is the concept of “resilience” in children and young people? How are those skills developed in both formal and non-formal education?

Intergenerational issues & opportunities
                       
An introduction the characteristics of the different generations. How they consider issues differently and what can be done to help the generations work together for the benefit of our societies.
15:00 (30 minutes sessions)

New ways of interacting/networking
                       
Exploring the opportunities that exist for people over the world to network and communicate with each. What trends are we seeing and what are the implications for 2023.

Human Rights
                       
What is the position of human rights across the world? What the trends that are observed and what is being done to improve the position.

Urbanisation (Scouting in cities)
                       
With more people than ever living in cities we will consider urban Scouting. The challenges and opportunities that exist in this environment and how to operate a great Scout programme in 2023.
16:00 Cofee break
16:30 (90 minutes sessions)

Non-formalisation of formal education
                       
A look at current trends in what is currently called “formal” education and how it is developing and adopting non-formal education methods. What are the challenges and opportunities for Scouting and how do make best use of them?

Civic engagement – Political, Community & Emergency response
                       
A consideration of some case studies of Scouting’s engagement in civil society - how different NSOs are contributing to their civil society and the increasing opportunities for Scouting to make a difference.

Direction of formal education (how can Scouting add value)
                       
The trends in what we call “formal” education and the learning methods being used. Including consideration of the expansion of formal education and the implications both have on Scouting for the future and how we must adapt.
16:30 (30 minutes sessions)

Participatory governance
                       
Consideration of the increasing expectation that many people have of open involvement in the governance process of organisations. The expectations of transparency and the implications for Scouting.
17:00 (30 minutes sessions)

Coeducation
                       
An introduction to current trends and research in coeducation practice. Exploring the implications for Scouting’s programme both for single gender Scout Associations and those with a mixed gender membership.
18:00 Free time/Worship
18:30 Dinner
20:30 Evening programme
                 
Time Session
07:00 Breakfast
8:45 Reflection
09:00 Keynote of the day
Addressed by John May, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Secretary General
Simultaneous Sessions
9:45 (60 minutes session)

Management of volunteers (MOVIS)

To consider case studies in the effective management and motivation of volunteers. Changing practices being used by a variety of NSOs and how they were planned and introduced.

Image of Scouting

To consider case studies and good practice in how the image of Scouting was changed in a variety of countries. How this benefited Scouting in a variety of ways (such as membership and finances) and the lessons learnt.

Life Skills

What are “life skills”? How Scouting’s youth programme has changed and developed to provide essential skills to equip young people with the skills they need for our current society.

Image of Scouting

To consider examples of Scouting has developed and introduced programmes to increase the chances of employment and how these ideas can be replicated. Specific examples will include the Ticket to life & Food for life programmes.
9:45 (30 minutes sessions)

Gender

How the issues of gender are being addressed in a variety of NSAs. Including introducing “mixed” Scouting and addressing the needs of the different genders in a mixed Scouting environment.

Q&A with keynote speaker

An opportunity to explore with the speaker the issues raised in the keynote address.
10:15 (30 minutes sessions)

Scouting in schools

To consider examples of Scouting in schools to consider both Scouting as a part of the curriculum and Scouting in partnership with schools.

New methods of training

Case studies of how adult volunteers are being trained in non-traditional ways both within and outside of Scouting. The benefits and drawbacks and the challenges of change and how the curriculum and methods were updated

Urban Scouting

To explore the issues faced by those Scouting in an urban environment. The challenges to the programme and Scouting experience and how they have been overcome.
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 (60 minutes sessions)

E-learning and on line resources

Exploring current trends and examples of e-learning and online resources used in Scouting. The benefits and drawbacks and how to make the most effective use of them.

Leadership in Scouting

Current developments in youth leadership skills in the Scout programme. Considering the skills required for young people to make an impact in their communities and how the Scout programme can respond.

Diversity and inclusion in Scouting

Addressing the issues of our increasingly diverse societies. How can we respond and welcome the widest range of young people and adults into Scouting?

Recruiting volunteers

A consideration of current trends in volunteering, the challenges of recruiting and retaining volunteers and how Scouting can grow by recruiting more adults.

Young adults in Scouting

How do we make the best use of young adults in Scouting? How do we balance the need for young people to enjoy their Scouting, have social time and provide a valuable educational experience without “just” using them as additional Leaders.
11:15 (30 minutes sessions)

New ways of designing and delivering the youth programme

Some examples of the innovative approaches used by NSOs in updating and improving their youth programme to meet the current needs of young people.

New volunteers

An introduction into how to address the needs of new volunteers. Induction and initial training processes that are used and how they are culturally integrated into Scouting.
11:45 (30 minutes sessions)

Active citizenship

Some examples of how NSOs are practically providing opportunities for active citizenship, adding value to their youth programme and improving their society.

Advocacy

An introduction to how NSOs are using advocacy to influence their society to improve the position of young people and Scouting.
11:45 (30 minutes sessions)

Active citizenship

Some examples of how NSOs are practically providing opportunities for active citizenship, adding value to their youth programme and improving their society.

Advocacy

An introduction to how NSOs are using advocacy to influence their society to improve the position of young people and Scouting.
12:00 (30 minutes sessions)

Emergency response (Haiti)

A short introduction to the emergency response actions undertaken by the NSO in Haiti in response to civil emergencies
12:30 Lunch
14:30 (90 minutes sessions)

Learn about the current work, the developments to date and further work planned on one of these areas

Safe from Harm

Social impact

Better World Framework

Scout Method

Duty to God

Peace and human rights
16:00 Cofee break
16:30 (90 minutes sessions)

Open Space for sharing of NSO good practice

Powerful Partnerships

Reviewing youth programme

Duty to God

Social Impact

Peace and human rights

Child Protection
18:00 Free time/Worship
18:30 Dinner
20:30 Evening programme
                 
Time Session
07:00 Breakfast
8:45 Reflection
09:00 Participatory Plenary

-Feedback and key messages identified so far

-Q&A – views from the floor

-Clarification of key themes emerging
09:30 Small groups discussions

Learning so far

Discuss key themes emerging

Challenges still to be faced

Start of action planning process
10:45 Coffee break
Simultaneous Sessions
11:15 (60 minutes sessions)

“Tools to help you”

These sessions will an opportunity to explore in depth the WOSM resources to help NSOs in each of the areas below. They will both explain and clarify the tools and policies below and include practical work on how they can be implemented in NSOs.

-Youth involvement policy

-Youth programme policy

-Woodbadge framework

-Adults in Scouting

-Strategic planning toolkit
11:15 (30 minutes sessions)

“Tools to help you”

These will be short introductory sessions on the topics below to inform and educate participants on the initiatives and resources listed and how they can be practically used in NSOs

-MoP and capacity building

-Spiritual guidelines

-RAP
11:15 (30 minutes sessions)

“Tools to help you”

These will be short introductory sessions on the topics below to inform and educate participants on the initiatives and resources listed and how they can be practically used in NSOs

-Training systems toolkit

-Change management
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Panel discussions
15:30 Action planning
16:00 Cofee break
16:30 Conclusions and evaluation
17:30 Conclusions and evaluation

Addressed by Eduard Vallory, author of "World Scouting: Educating for Global Citizenship" and Craig Turpie, Member of the World Scout Committee
18:30 Dinner
20:30 Closing campfire (KISC)
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