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  1. Youth Workshop Cameron Oldfield – Director Sister Cities NZ Presentation at the Sister Cities New Zealand Annual Conference Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Friday 11 May 2012 Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  2. Overview • Who I am • Why young people? • How to get young people involved • How to get the most out of them • The future of SCNZ • At a local level Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  3. Who I am • Appointed to the SCNZ Board in August 2011 • Studied Honours in Political Science last year • Working in a Minister’s office at Parliament • Member of the Wellington City Youth Council Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  4. Why young people? • Has to fit with your Sister City relationship • Energy • New ideas • The future Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  5. How to get them involved? • My experience: Why do I do it? • Working with the SCNZ Board • How to communicate with young people • Framing • Delivery Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  6. How to get the most out of them • Give support and direction, but don’t take control • A project to focus on, a set goal • Not just ‘more youth involvement’ Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  7. Future of SCNZ • Next SCNZ Conference • Youth sub-committee of the SCNZ Board Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  8. SCNZ Website www.sistercities.org.nz Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  9. At a local level • Sister City relationships are developedat the local level • Share your experiences – successes/failures with youth involvement • What can SCNZ do? Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference

  10. Key points • Decide if youth involvement is suitable for you • ‘Selling’ the idea of Sister Cities • One project to focus on, a set goal • Spreading the message • Sharing ideas cameron.oldfield@sistercities.org.nz Sister Cities New Zealand 2012 Annual Conference