Workshop on User Engagement and Transferable Skills

When:
30.Apr.2009 
Where:
ICOSS Centre, University of Sheffield - Sheffield

This workshop builds on the successful White Rose East Asia Centre away day’s discussion of user engagement, but will specifically focus on engagement with government and NGOS.

 

We are taking advantage of the visit to Sheffield of John Kirton, Madeline Koch and Jenilee Guebert from the G8 Information Centre at the University of Toronto, which has many years of experience in developing links with and engaging international organizations, governments, NGOs and wider civil society, from prime ministers to activists, as a way to consolidate their position as the key global centre for work on the G8.

 

Their wealth of experience in engaging users, raising funds, organising conferences and other activities designed to enhance their global presence will offer enormous insights and benefits to WREAC staff and students in seeking our own greater presence in the UK and the wider world.

 

 

Programme:

 

Part One: 13.00 – 14.15

 

User Engagement: How to engage government and NGOs

 

Chair: Glenn Hook, National Institute of Japanese Studies and University of Sheffield

 

Speakers: John Kirton, Toronto University,  Madeline Koch, Toronto University

 

 

Break for coffee and tea: 14.15-14.30

 

Part Two: 14.30 – 15.30

 

Transferable Skills: roundtable on how to organize a successful international conference

 

Chair: Hugo Dobson, National Institute of Japanese Studies and University of Sheffield

 

Discussion leaders: John Kirton, Madeline Koch and Jenilee Guebert of Toronto University

 

The programme is expected to be particularly beneficial for PhD and young researchers, but all WREAC staff and students are encouraged to attend.

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