We'll it's been a week since the Child Rights in Practice conference. Our social network has over 200 members and visitors from over 80 countries! How can these connections strengthen and develop the work we shared and created at the CRIP Learning Forum? The network gives us access to colleagues who can become allies for moving our work forward, personally and collectively. What's next is learning how to participate, contribute, and be contributed to. The answers are literally in our hands.
In this news post we highlight materials from the conference, offer a few suggestions on how to engage on the network, and invite you to join us for a one hour online CRIP basic training session on Thursday, November 12th (details below). We’ll conduct these sessions through the phone and computer; anyone, anywhere on the planet with an internet connection can join either of the two training sessions scheduled for Thursday.
Our network is an “ecosystem” that naturally includes creators, commenters, collectors, joiners, spectators, as well as inactives; it really does take a village. By each of us developing our knowledge and skills the entire network will benefit. Where are you on this spectrum?
There is a wealth of wisdom distilled and shared in these presentations. Listening back I was amazed at how much I missed! You can view all the open session group summary reports here.
CRIP Learning Forum Group: Home of Conference Materials
The group is one of the places we are presenting the conference materials, i.e. presentations, session notes, videos, etc. Please visit or join this group.
Each group also has a Discussion Forum that is related to that specific group. There are other groups on the site you might be interested in, e.g. Sonia Pouyat started the kidsLINK group.
View Some Great Videos
All videos related to the CRIP conference, this includes the open space session reports, visits to the First Nations Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre and other goodies can be found here.
The summary of our aspirations and commitments, the Dream Catcher, became a five part video. You can view the entire Dream Catcher experience. It is very inspiring to relive this kind of sharing with each other. Here is the last segment, do you remember how this ended?
Check Out the News
Adem Arkadas-Thibert added News Posts with lots of great resources. You can view them here. If you have any news to share, post it here.
Child Rights Event Calendar
Together we can collaboratively create an event calendar of all Child Rights related events. By learning how to add events you can promote events that you'll be producing or attending. We'll go over this in the basic training. You can add events here.
Make Friends – It’s Good for You and the Network
Your circle of friends becomes a sub-group within the network. You can easily share content with and invite your friends to events and check out other pages on the network. Don’t be shy!
Invite Others to Join
Please invite others to join the network. There is an “Invite” tab above since this is so central to the ongoing development of the network and is something each of us can do. There are tools that make it easy to put content from this site onto Facebook and other social networks and easily invite other colleagues using email. Invite others here
CRIP Basic Training Sessions
We have scheduled two one hour basic training sessions. Times are shown in Pacific Coast Time. The sessions will take place on Thursday, November 12th at 9 AM PST, and 4 PM PST. Please RSVP and I will send you details.
The sessions will be similar in content and will cover the basics of what you need to know to get the most out of your participation. Please join us and we will learn together. If you are interested in participating but these times don't work for you, please let me know and we’ll schedule additional times. It'll be helpful to learn how to manage a global network and the time zones. You just need an internet connection, microphone and speakers to participate.
It is a privilege to be a part of this network and I am committed to helping you grow a powerful community resource that makes a difference in the vitally important work that you are doing. What is critical at this time is your participation. I look forward to hearing from you!