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Good Governance in Youth Organisations

Explore ideas of leadership to become strong and ethical leaders in your communities. 

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6 Weeks

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2 - 4 Hours / Week

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For Free

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12 April 2021

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Learn about
Good Governance in
Youth Organisations

Good Governance in Youth Organisations is the sixth module of a series of courses on Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific.

The purpose of this Module is to introduce students to the concept of good governance and what that means for them.  Students will explore ideas of leadership within their communities, and in the context of sub-national, national, and international environments. This module aligns with the goals of the Youth Work program because it will give students the tools necessary to become strong and ethical leaders in their communities, who possess a strong understanding of how to work productively with different stakeholder groups. This module also helps provide context to issues that are relevant to South Pacific youth and why it is important for them to participate in the development and evolution of South Pacific societies. This module will provide students with the skills and strategies necessary to empower South Pacific youth as practitioners of good governance.

Module Topics

  • Topic 1: What is Good Governance?

  • Topic 2: Consensus, Accountability, and Transparency

  • Topic 3: Responsiveness, Effectiveness, and Efficiency

  • Topic 4: Equitability & Inclusivity

  • Topic 5: Rule of Law, Vision, and Innovation

  • Topic 6: Summarise Your Learning

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Module Learning

  • Identify the major components of good governance and understand what good governance looks like in practice.
  • Define what consensus means and describe how accountability and transparency affect what goes on within communities.
  • Describe characteristics of effective and efficient decision-making.
  • Explain the principles equity and inclusivity, and what it means to build youth organizations based on these principles.
  • Describe the importance of youth organizations having a vision and being innovative.

    This course is for

    The course is aimed at youths, youth organisations, non-governmental, intergovernmental, and governments to empower Youth as practitioners of good governance.

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    Meet your Facilitator

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    Broderick Mervyn

    Mr Broderick Mervyn represents Ignite4Change, a community-based organisation focused on empowering, engaging and enlightening youths in the pacific region. Broderick is a Pacific youth and community practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the field of youth and community engagement and development in Fiji and the Pacific.

    Mr Mervyn will be supported by Mr Jacob Kearey-Moreland throughout the facilitation of this module. Mr Kearey-Moreland has specific expertise in Youth Work in environmental issues.

    Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific Series

    Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific is a six-part
    module series designed for learners who work or plan
    to work with youth. The module topics were originally
    developed by a group of thirty youth work experts
    from seven Pacific Island nations. These modules will
    provide the learner with a broad-based set of skills
    and knowledge for youth work.

    1. Engaging Youth in Their Communities
    2. Youth and the Climate Crisis
    3. Youth, Rights, Civic Engagement and Political Participation
    4. Health & Well-being: Issues for Youth
    5. Youth Entrepreneurship
    6. Good Governance in Youth Organisations

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