Barclays, Canary Wharf saw host to the first Professionals Conference run by The Diana Award on Friday 27th February 2015. 63 delegates from a variety of organisations that work with or support young people were in attendance.
From the conference, delegates set out to achieve:
- Get support and innovative ideas of how to engage parents with anti-bullying work.
- Learn how to access social media in a constructive positive way to enhance the work undertaken.
- Gain inspiration from other delegates on new ideas for anti-bullying campaigns.
- Gain valuable insight from The Diana Award, the National Youth Board and our partners on effective anti-bullying practice.
The Diana Award was able to work with some of our partners in being able to deliver our conference objectives to our delegates. Our thanks go to them for their support for this event. Our guests were:
Hearing from young people; our National Anti-Bullying Youth Board
Delegates had this to say about the day:
'From today, I am going to take back a positive message to our SLT about the value of Diana Ambassadors and how to keep pushing the message and empower young people into improving their self-esteem rather than worrying about 'likes' online.'
'I have taken on board perspectives from young people/parents/professionals to get it right for our setting.'
'I'm excited about going back to school and beginning to work on our own campaign. I have been taught the importance of creating something that endures and also allowing students to come up with the ideas to really inspire others.'
'Young People like and use social media,s o we should understand how to use it safely to help them stay safe online. We should work WITH rather than against social media in order to gain trust.'
Delegates were asked to provide feedback about the event and two key questions were used to measure success:
Do you feel that the day equipped you with new ideas and tools to use as part of your Anti-Bullying Campaign?
YES - 100% NO - 0%
As a result of this event, would you recommend The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme to others?
YES - 100% NO - 0%
We are delighted that the delegates took so much from the day. The lead on from this is to hold a Professionals Conference annually to further enhance the work we do.
The full powerpoint presentation that details all of the event content can be found here
Interested in seeing photo's from the day? Check them out here
A full run-down of the event has been compiled for delegates and beyond to see. Check out what we did in our full Conference Report here