The Design Sprint
14h30 → 17h00
9h00 → 18h00
IHECS Bâtiment Chambon Rue des boiteux, 9 Classroom 301 & 304
What is it?
Expert facilitators will conduct specific training and workshops for 40 international and Belgian schoolgirls who will design and shapes tangible projects contributing to the participation, physical activity and leadership of young women in their local communities and schools.
The “Design Sprint ‘’ is an educational program that aims to train selected participants – supported by their mentor – to become leaders in school sport by designing and creating multidimensional projects linking sport, culture, education, and innovation. They will particularly develop project management skills in the field of sport, to learn how to mobilize other young athletes in their local communities. The mentor will play a key role in the training by interacting with the participants, sharing his or her experiences, and committing to support the participants’ ideas to be turned into real projects at the local level after the training.
Contrary to the usual use of this type of exercise, the population concerned here is not experienced, and does not yet have proper means to implement the concepts imagined.
It is therefore necessary to build the confidence of these participants, to strongly involve the sponsors so that these ideas can be implemented once the event is over, and to encourage our young leaders to communicate about the event once it has taken place in their country.
Beyond a simple exercise in creativity, it is important that each participant leaves the event with a clear idea of all the steps that will enable them to organize this event locally. This is why, in addition to formalizing the concepts imagined, the methodology will enable each participant to define all the actions that need to be followed in the right order to plan, build, promote, run and dismantle the event as efficiently as possible.
Participants will have to pitch their ideas on stage at the end of the Sprint. Also, in addition to the deliverables produced by the working groups, the Sprint team will design visual renderings and prepare each team for the oral presentation of their project on stage the following day.
At several points in the Sprint, it will be necessary to discern the populations of young leaders from the mentors, and to engage the mentors in specific exercises to determine the resources that can be made available to the participants locally to organize the imagined events, and to commit to the execution of these resource strategies.
As the participating countries are very diverse and do not offer participants the same level of resources or opportunities in terms of event organization, it is important to determine a single method that will allow all teams to collaborate and imagine event formats that will suit all the regional specificities involved in this exercise.
1,5 days Training programme
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