27 January 2008

Multiplying Communicators

Being in Pretoria is an opportunity to connect with other YWAM staff and to work on common projects that are normally developed by email! Dave and Ali Swann are a couple who relocated not so long ago from the YWAM center in Burtigny, Switzerland. Alongside their work supporting community development projects around the world, Ali also has lots of experience in offering communications training. As a Comms Team we realise that to effectively serve this huge continent and the wide-ranging YWAM projects here - and to promote an intra-organisational cultural shift that embraces communication - we need to multiply communicators, and that will happen through training.

We're in the early brainstorming/planning stages for a mobile, short communications workshop that can be taken around the continent and offered to staff teams on the ground. We're hoping that by the last quarter of this year we'll have a really helpful tool that can be piloted in a couple of places. Watch this space!

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