28th April – 07th May 2017
1st Organizational Development Workshop
The first intensive training workshop to develop the capacity of the partner organizations to integrate the training programs for youth in the Arts into their activities in their countries.
The 9 day workshop included intensive IT training as well as courses on content management, managing social media, music school administration, accreditation, cultural management and setting up and running a sustainable social enterprise.
Two employees responsible for the project management in each partner country attended the training which took place parallel to the East African Performing Arts Market (DOADOA) in Uganda (3. – 6. May 2017)
This enabled the partners to develop a strong organizational network for exchanging best practices and developing both national and inter-regional project ideas.
In the first workshop the participants learnt how to develop their organizational structure bearing in mind the technical requirements for accreditation from their home countries (statutes, study regulations, exam regulations, admission requirements, appointment procedures) using prepared templates. Using this framework, they developed and learnt how to use an integrated system of office management for their programs which complies with the requirements for accreditation under the TVET system in each country.
The partners will also researched and developed the system requirements for the development of a Computer Based Enterprise Resource Planning Program for non-formal music school administration designed for use in youth training.
In addition, the workshops included personal development training for the project program managers.
This involved exchanging best practices, training in project development, fund raising, marketing and developing ideas for regional cooperation.
Because of the proximity to East African Performing Arts Market (DOADOA) the participants were able to take part in two dedicated conference sessions and to gain experience in marketing their ideas. DOADOA is a unique platform bringing together performing arts professionals in East African music industry every year (managers, music education, marketing, festivals, record labels etc.).
Participation at DOADOA helped them to develop new ideas, expand their networking opportunities, gain insight into new opportunities in the industry and develop inter-regional projects to disseminate the results of the project throughout the region.