First day of the NLDP gets off to a busy start
Day1: At the River Mouth
After an energetic introduction evening on Sunday 5 May the programme started in earnest today with our flag raising ceremony. The river theme saw us start our journey ‘at the river mouth’: the programme and expectations were clearly explained before we began our journey with a look at the WLDP modules. During the evening we shared stories and materials on rivers from our home countries to really help us expand on the event theme.
Below is a summary of the day:
Colours by participants from Slovenia and Lithuania, reflection from the staff and morning activities were carried out by participants from Dominica.
1. WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
a. Participants were required to stand in the formation of a river based on different categories, such as January to December, years in Guiding or years of facilitating experience.
b. Expectations from the training and working together
1. Carrying out an activity where participants move in groups according to regions.
2. Participants fill in responses for categories like concern, expectations of participants,
expectations of the Planning Team, expectations about the programme and other expectations.
2. INTRODUCTIONS TO WAGGGS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
a. Various activities carried out during this session; Developing International Leadership at
WAGGGS World Level, Global Level, Regional Level and National Level.
C. WAGGGS POLICY AND GUIDELINES
a. Information on learning and training, current training trends, key words to policy and resources,
context, creating effective learning environments, aims, learner centered approach, girls and
young women realizing their potential and links to other materials.
3. WAGGGS APPROACH AND RESOURSES
a WAGGGS Leadership Development Programme (WLDP) – the approach: connect, extend, challenge, and act.
b. Focus on learning, ensuring / enhancing knowledge and skills; reflection (Learning Journal) and
c. Introducing WLDP Modules - Personal Development, Understanding Leadership, Leading Teams,
Diversity, Management Skills, Communication, Advocacy and Setting Direction.
4. FOCUS ON THREE MODULES
a. Making pledge “I Pledge to … “Participants are given the three modules that will be
used in NLDP.
b. The modules are Personal Development, Understanding Leadership and Leading Teams.
c. Participants reflect on activities carried out in the morning.
d. An activity was carried out, telling a story: the Ugly Duckling and reflection.
5. PRESENTATION NIGHT
a. Putting regional flags on our country and marking the river on the map.
b. Dancing to the song, “Babylon”.
c. Participants from Member Organizations present materials on rivers, dance, songs, poems,
stories, fairy tales and video presentation.
d. Four Member Organizations put up stalls for exhibitions.
Day 1 report prepared by Asia Pacific Region