International Development Training - Looking at the world from another perspective.
YMCA International Development Training
The YMCA International Development Training, created by the International Initiatives of The YMCAs of Québec is a means to inform, create interest and inspire reflection on world issues that touch us all.
The workshops are given by different presenters with expertise in their field. They raise awareness of issues that affect us and the global community and how we, as individuals, can bring about positive change through our daily life choices. Many participants have told us that this program has changed their lives. Some have even made career changes to better reflect their commitment to "practice what they preach".
Goals of program
Inform: provide information on global issues that may not be found in the mainstream media.
Inspire:promote reflection on the relationship between one's lifestyle and global issues.
Motivate:inspire individuals to become engaged and proactive citizens.
An introduction workshop presenting basic information. What is International Development? What is the situation of the world right now?
Length: 1 hour
Dates: To be determined
Place: To be determined
4-weeks Training Program
Series of four 3-hour workshops on the following topics:
1. What is International Development?
We explore various aspects of international development. What does it mean?
Does international involvement always contribute to positive development?
What are the challenges within international development?
2. The “Third World” Debt
An interactive workshop on globalization and the impact that governments, institutions, and our lifestyles have on the “Third World”.
3. Human Rights
What do we mean by human rights on an international level? What is the status of human rights in the world? What are the impacts and challenges of globalization in relation to human rights?
4. The Environment
Through this progressive vision of development, we will see how an environmental approach is unavoidable and primary to ensuring real development
Length: Four 3-hour workshops
*The next French language training should take place in the Spring of 2014.
Place: Downtown YMCA, 6th floor
Price : $80 ($60 for Full-time students)
For more information, please contact Caterina Milani,
514 849-8393, ext. 1264.