Round table on ICT in Scouting and Guiding - deadline extended to 15 November 2012.
1. Jan 2012
The Round Table on ICT and Membership systems will bring together National Scouting Organisations and Membership Organisations to share best practices on ICT and membership systems. The focus will be on presentations about defining, building and maintaining ICT systems that support the organisations in administrative tasks and in communication with their members.
Aims and Content
The objectives of this event are:
Promoting exchanges of experiences, information, best practices and success stories among the participating organisations
Exchange experience with hosted or service based systems (SaaS)
Use of Open Source and scouting ICT ecosystem as a whole
The relevance of Mobile apps for today’s generation of Scouts and Guides
Discuss the impact of Membership registration systems on the strategy of NSO/NSAs
Discuss the method by which ICT systems could be used to identify target groups where Scouting or Guiding can be made more relevant
Discuss the possibilities of extracting statistical data from NSO/NSA membership registration systems and combining it with other data sources to create new knowledge about members
Debate the use of ICT as a tool to involve young people in the decision making process
Present the concept of a common data format for statistical analysis
Improving and fostering relationships between the participating organisations, facilitating the creation of new and/or the strengthening of already existing relationships – informal network/resource directory
Exchange of ideas on and experiences with developing and maintaining membership and other ICT systems aimed at supporting the scouting activities and organisation.
Communication with members
Use of Social Media
Your presence on the Internet (websites, security, privacy)
Suggested follow up by participants and their associations
Participants should be able to feed their experience into the ICT developments of their association.
Project leaders of and front runners in ICT projects for scouting and guiding.
Everybody who is involved in the ICT of his/her National Scouting Organization or Membership Organization on strategical and/or technical level.
It is expected that participants are ready to contribute by presenting/discussing the systems in use by their organisation.
The official language of the event is English and all documents will be in English