Sharing Our Future Workshop

August 14 -16, 2002

College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville, Newfoundland

Link to an analysis of the 1997 conference : Communication for Survival

54 Participants

26 Youth Participants

27 Adult Participants (SOF Facilitators, SOF Steering Committee, EDOs and RED Board Employees, Workshop Facilitators, Communities In Schools Facilitators, Invited Guests)


Date and Time

Sharing Our Future Workshop

Youth / Skills Component

Wednesday, August 14


12:00 noon

5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.











7:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Opens - College Dining Hall

Supper & Informal Gathering (supper included)

Opening Session: Welcome and Overview (Bev)

• Icebreakers (Tom & Cheryl)(everyone together in Dining Hall)

Best Practices Session/Planning for Community TV Event (What have they been doing in their communities — highlights/taped pieces)

Youth Group-Room 324 -Tom, Cheryl, Fred

Adult Group-Room 325 -Bev, Ivan, Tracy, Vanessa

Community Television Kick-off (Dining Hall)

• Music (7:00-7:50)

• SOF Facilitators (7:50-?) Reporting Highlights, Sharing Taped Segments

• Panel Discussion—Youth Chat

Facilitators' Meeting: Creative Newsroom/Internet Cafe/Room 316

Thursday, August 15


9:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Breakfast (Dining Hall) (included)

Welcome & Housekeeping

Workshops (Youth and Adult Together)

#1. Popular Theatre —Room 204

Facilitators: Cindy O’Neill, Patsi Chalmers-Gow

(6 youth)

#2. Public Relations—Room 325

Facilitator: Stephen Lee

(5 youth)

#3. Video/Video Editing—Room 324

Facilitators: Steffan Croucher, Vicki Harris, Don Tulk, Gillian Dolomont, Gary Patey, Sandra Martin, Mary Barter

• Participants will be out and about video taping and editing that material

(8 youth)

#4. Creative Newsroom (Newsroom 316)

Facilitators: Glenda McCarthy, Jesse Fudge, Dean Simms Anderson, Fred Campbell, Valerie Simms Anderson

• Newsletter— Glenda McCarthy, Jesse Fudge

• Posters— Dean Simms Anderson

• Interactive Website/Internet Cafe— Fred Campbell, Val Sims Anderson

(7 youth)

#5. Other Activities

a) Community Radio Application—Susan Hulan, Cheryl Hayden, Johnny MacPherson, Leanda Morris

b) EDOs available for interviews (using questions that have been asked of SOF Facilitators)

c) Evolution of Community Media—Bev and Sheila to discuss the Burnt Islands experience—Marg??—to be video taped.

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Nutrition Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Workshops and Activities Continued

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (included)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Workshops Continue for Youth

• Facilitated Roundtable for Adults (Tom, Cheryl, Vanessa)—Demo Bar

• Discussion based on Facilitators Questions which have been reported on. Results of discussion to be flipcharted and typed up for the record.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Supper on own (vouchers provided to youth and facilitators requiring same) Return by 6:00 to prepare for live TV

7:00 p.m. to ? p.m.

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m. to ? p.m.

• Community Television Event / Social

• Live Music

• History facilitated by Ivan Emke
Report back on Thursday’s Workshop Activities and Discussions
Popular Theatre
Conclusion of history presentation.

Friday, August 16


9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (Dining Hall) Circulation of newsletter

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Action Plan Session and Wrap-up2 groups

• Adults—Room 324 Ideas to keep things going

• Youth—Room 325 Supports they need in their communities for these activities

• Report Back Live

12:00 noon

Lunch (included)