On the 4th March 2019  Her Worship the Mayor, in collaboration with Women in Business,  will invite  young people to participate in a dynamic and  innovative workshop experience.

The aim of the event is to create a space for young members of our community to freely discuss their views, hopes and aspirations for the future.  Discussions will be facilitated by inspirational individuals from the local community who have already experienced interesting journeys that may serve to inspire our young people in their own personal journeys into their future life. The participants will  work together with the workshop facilitators and each other through dialogue and discussion to  create a list of  proposals and pledges which will  be developed from the workshops to help promote diversity and positive change in our community.

The workshops are open to all students from school years 10 to 13 (GCSE and A level students), irrespective of gender and currently in secondary, further or higher education.

The event will take place from 5pm until 7:30pm at the Gibraltar Garrison Library as part of the International Women’s Day 2019 Campaign Theme ‘Balance for Better’.  ‘Balance drives a better working world.  Let’s all help create a Balance for Better’.  Her Worship the Mayor and WIB shares this vision that balance is the key towards advancing gender equality, a message which will resonate throughout the workshop sessions. WIB will produce a written document summarising the outcome of the workshop.  Action points and recommendations taken from that summary will then be presented to the schools and young participants at a further event hosted by the Mayor in City Hall on the 18 March 2019 (date TBC)

Attendance only by application.  Signed consent forms and photographic permissions must be provided in advance. Application forms for the events will be available from Westside, Bayside, Prior Park, Gibraltar College and Youth Services. Alternatively, please contact the Mayor’s office or wib@wibgibraltar.com

 

Workshop

Monday 4th March 2019 , 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Women in Business Gibraltar are organising a workshop event for young members of our community under the International Women’s Day banner.  In collaboration with Her Worship the Major’s the Office and the Department of Education, the aim is to develop a creative workshop space where views can be freely expressed and for participants  to discuss their hopes and aspirations for the future.

 

Young individuals at every stage of their educational career can be under pressure to achieve grades, to understand the demands of a workplace settings, career progression and indeed, to become the leaders of tomorrow, a terms which has become .  But there are also very real and pressing issues surrounding the presumption of such a trajectory, and, given the current climate, uncertainty. As such, the Balance for Better workshop aims at unpacking some of these questions by placing balance at the heart of the themes under discussion whether gender, study pressures, handling social media and etc.  Adopting a bottom-up approach, the workshop will be facilitated by inspirational individuals who have already experienced interesting journeys that may serve to inspire our young people in their own personal journeys into their future life.

 

The workshops are open to all students year 10 and above, irrespective of gender and currently in secondary, further or higher education.  We have capacity for 50/60 students. The workshop is after school hours.

 

Following from our initial meeting with head teachers we aim to meet with students during their liberal studies period (Wednesday morning ) to offer details of the workshop to them and to gather expressions of interest.  Managing expressions of interest will be key by way of following- up confirmations. We should perhaps take down mobile phone numbers – we are vetted which should assist in maintaining communications.

 

Students under 18 will require consent from their parents/guardians.  Managing this consent process via schools would be important.