Partnership with Local AuthoritiesA networking evening and workshop led by Antonia Dixey of Participation People, an international youth engagement company and Educational Member of Compass.
Guests were treated to an informative and interactive workshop which educated them in how Local Authorities work and the best way of communicating with them to attract funding. Through the use of games and participation, Antonia encouraged everyone to contribute to the discussion and come up with answers to the following questions:
- What are Local Authorities looking for with partners
- What to expect when working with them
- What they will expect of you.
This is what our guests had to say about the event:
‘It was a thoughtful and engaging workshop - Antonia brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight to the Compass Association and the Membership. The fact that she is willing to share what she does to improve the lives of young people should be an inspiration to others. Those who attended including myself will benefit immensely from this and our colleagues and other members should be looking to make contact with her to see where she and Participation People can help them’
Martin Gallagher, CEO, COMPASS
"I really enjoyed the event, Antonia raised some interesting points about how LAs work and I really enjoyed the participative nature of the session."
Nigel Richardson, Wide Horizons Outdoor Education Centre
Who is Participation People?Participation People is an international youth engagement company providing advice, consultancy, training and project management across the world.
- Empower young people aged 8-30;
- Support young people to make informed decisions; and
- Impact local, regional and national communities.
Their mission is to empower children and young people to inform and influence decision-making, producing positive, tangible changes in communities. They do this through collaborative, interactive and fun ways of working.
Their aims are to increase their capacity by:
- Engaging 20,000 children and young people in our work annually;
- Training 200 adults in youth participation every year; and
- Promoting the role of young people in community decision making.
- Decision makers will save money by making services user-driven;
- Young people will acquire the skills they need to further their education and progress into employment; and
- Positive perceptions of young people in our community will be increase.