torsdag 11 december 2008

Give a little ;)

I came across this movement while surfing around on - the 29-Day Giving Challenge sounds like a cool "pay it forward" campaign. Get inspired and start giving ;)

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Young Leadership Academy... work in progress

Honeymoon is over
So, I've worked for over a month at LSU. It's kinda crazy - feels so natural and yet it's still kinda new. My job is to coordinate and develop the area of leadership and organizational development within our 82 members of youth organizations in Sweden - amounting to a total membership of around 650,000 young people nation-wide. It is a great challenge and an amazing opportunity!

Making a difference
What I really want to do in this position is to inspire young people to make a difference, and to develop themselves and others in making a difference in society. I think that LSU as an umbrella organization has every opportunity to contribute to this process for a lot of young people. The youth organizations themselves are doing great things - from running their every day activities to starting new projects and organizing campaigns. I see LSU as contributing to their development by providing a network platform where they can look beyond their own contexts, be inspired by each other and get equiped with new tools for their leadership, activism and organizing.

Drawing synergies
This week I pulled together a couple of the colleagues to throw around ideas and put all the different ongoing processes out on the table to get a better view of what is being planned, how these things relate to each other and how we can create synergies.

After a month at the job, I have a picture of what has been done, what are the strengths and what can be improved.

Let's do it!
Now it's time to go to action big time! For a week, before I take a couple of weeks off, I will be focusing on action steps for early 2009. I am looking forward to the months ahead, and I can't wait to see the change over the coming year!
So let's get on with it - let's do it!