“Well done!” “All in all, I loved the RedTalk on youth leadership”. “The topic and the general discussions were very interesting and engaging. I appreciated hearing the views of various youths from different backgrounds”. This is just a sampling of the positive feedback that RedTalk #12 on youth leadership received from young people, most of them volunteers in Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, all over the world. Overall, 75% of participants rated the selected topic as “good” or “excellent”, and 66% of participants considered the panelists to be “good” or “excellent”.
So who watched RedTalk #12?
Half (53%) were from National Societies. 47% of respondents were less than 30 years old, with an equal number of men and women.
What did we learn from RedTalk #12?
RedTalkers were asked to self-assess to what extent they achieved key learning objectives. These learning objectives were established prior to the event with the subject matter experts (SMEs). Although they were not publicized prior to the event, they shaped the content of the RedTalk. Respondents were asked to gauge to what extent they felt they learned about each one — anywhere in between “a lot” and “not at all”.
Across all objectives, 63,4% of respondents felt that they had learned “a lot”. 70% declared that RedTalk #12 has “improved their understanding of what youth engagement and leadership means in the context of a local/global humanitarian organization”. For 69% of respondents, the talk helped them define youth leadership and its place within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
One participant asked the most important question of them all. “RedTalk was a great experience. Thank you for doing this. When is the next one?” The next RedTalk event will be announced by the Learning network. So stay tuned, RedTalkers.