Submitted by ayatadmin on Mon, 11/19/2007 - 10:31.

Asian Youth Against Tobacco Advocacy Training Workshop 2007 Agenda
16-17 October 2007

1. To develop youth mentoring skills for building local youth movement for tobacco control (helping youth learn what skills they need and how to gain them).
2. Convince young people that they can play an important, professional role in international tobacco control.
3. Convince youth that working on tobacco control can be fun, worthwhile, and meaningful.
4. Convince senior people in tobacco control organizations of the importance of giving youth positions of importance.

Anticipated outputs:
1. A take-home packet for youth including a list of the types of professional activities that youth are managing in various Asian countries.
2. A leaflet, distributed to all participants, with guidelines on involving youth in professional work, including advice on mentoring and responsibilities of youth in professional work.

16 October 2007 (Tuesday)
9 a.m. Introduction to two-day workshop: Yibee
9:15 a.m. Ice breaker, introductions: group (led by Foong Kin)
9:45 a.m. Presentation on what youth have to offer in tobacco control: Anima
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:45 Group break-out: Why work in tobacco control? What gaps can youth fill?
11:45 a.m. Introduction to role play: Anima
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-3 p.m. Role play: trying to convince a bitter old person to hire youth and give them professional responsibilities: group
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:30 Group work: difficulties faced by being young (not being taken seriously, lack of experience, having to learn and prove your worth) and expectations of youth (what we feel we can do in tobacco control): discussion facilitated by Anima, Foong Kin, others
4:30-5:00 Discussion/planning for declaration: list of advantages to working with young people; potential problems and solutions; draft responsibilities of youth

17 October 2007 (Wednesday)
9 a.m. Mentoring game
9:45-10:45 Panel discussion on mentoring tips (how we learned to do our job, how we train people newer and younger than us, how to find a mentor and get what you need): Tahin, others as available
10:45-11 Break
11 a.m. Introduction to role play: Yibee
11:15-12 Role play: convincing someone to take you seriously
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Introduction to group work: Foong Kin
1:15-4 p.m. Group work: planning for conference session (with break)
4-5 p.m. Draft youth declaration (need to involve youth, what youth can contribute, responsibilities of youth) and mentoring guidelines; establish small committee to finalize, print, and distribute at conference
5-5:30 p.m. Evaluation of youth forum: Anima and Foong Kin
5:30 p.m. Closing: Yibee