100-Day Challenge Ambassadors
The 100-Day Challenge learning journey aims to enable participants to design and facilitate 100-Day Challenges in their communities. 100-Day Challenges are a unique way to organise and manage collective efforts (involving multiple organisations) that inspire high levels of collaboration and innovation as well as disciplined implementation.
Building on the model we used with pilots for the Department of Justice and End GBVF Collective, learning journey participants – called 100-Day Challenge Ambassadors – will be selected to complete an online learning programme. During the journey, as a practical application of the learning, Ambassadors will design and support 100-Day Challenges focused on creating an impact on indicators in the GBVF National Strategic Plan. You can find examples of the GBVF 100-Day Challenge at this link https://theworldofimpact.org/impact/
The 100-Day Challenge journey is punctuated by four events: Leadership Design Session, Team Lift-off Workshop, Refuelling Workshop and Landing Workshop. Local leaders will select the impact area of each 100-Day Challenge during the first event. The 100-Day Challenge team members, also selected by local leaders, will be the primary participants in the last three events. The expectation is that teams will mostly use existing resources and funding to achieve their goals. The teams will also develop mechanisms for tracking progress against their 100-Day goals. Follow the link to read more about 100-Day Challenges.
Ambassadors will be selected from the community where the 100-Day Challenge is being organised: For example, Court officials, Municipal employees or Volunteers who work on GBVF issues in a Civil Society organisation. Each 100-Day Challenge will be facilitated by two Ambassadors nominated by their leaders. They will work together to facilitate the workshops and support the 100-Day team and the leaders designated to work with the team.
Nominated ambassadors must complete some pre-work and attend an Orientation training to qualify for entry into the learning programme.
Ambassadors will need the full and wholehearted support of the leaders in their organisations. If participants choose to join the programme and they have the support of their leaders, they can look forward to a challenging but truly rewarding experience.
The Ambassador learning program will equip participants around the country to play a crucial role in organising collective action at the local level. The initial context of this collective action will be related to GBVF issues. Most of the skills gained in this program can be applied to other issues that local leaders in municipalities, courts and other organisations may want to tackle.
A good Ambassador is someone who:
Is passionate about ending GBVF and active in local forums and GBVF initiatives.
Able to build trust with local leaders and teams and remain open to all sides of an issue.
All in: Excited to learn and practice and to carve out the time needed.
Can stand in the background and help others find their own solutions.
Enjoy assignments that challenge current mindsets and established practices. Ready to practice new strategies and styles.
Experienced in having worked on the frontline and in the GBVF systems at some stage.
Conscious of the impact of inequity and how to communicate with a range of stakeholders from high-level officials, service providers, funders and persons with lived experience.
The learning journey is designed as a self-paced online journey with coaching support. Participants will implement the learning by facilitating workshops and supporting teams. There will be preparatory work in between training modules. The learning programme will consist of:
Participants must secure support from their managers so they can dedicate the time to complete the online learning modules, do the assignments, and participate in the virtual coaching sessions.
The learning journey duration is 6 months, and the programme consists of the following components with estimated time commitments.
40 hours spread over a month (June), this includes:
- 2 days full time training (Virtual sessions and preparations),
- 10 hours in 5 virtual workshops,
- 6 hours of self-paced study via interactive Learning Management System (LMS),
- 8 hours of practicum using the learning to solve a real problem
Delivered on a just-in-time basis before the participants do their practicum. This will involve process guidance and facilitation support to a 100-Day Challenge team. Learning time for the four modules will include the following (July to November):
- 16 hours in Zoom workshops
- 12 hours of self-paced study via LMS
- 8 days of practicum (64 hours). One-day preparations and one-day facilitation of four workshops in the community.
In 2023 the Ambassador learning programme will run from June to November. View the scheduled dated below.
100-Day Challenge Ambassador Core Competency framework.
- Written assignment on how 100-Day Challenges are different from other run-of-the-mill projects. This will be shared with
- COGTA – Office of the DG
- DOJ&CD – Office of the Minister
- Letter of support from managers or leaders in your organisation
- Data and broadband access for online training.
- Access to Zoom meetings for virtual coaching.
Qualifying assignment - Due by 25 May 2023
Write a 1-page paper on your understanding of how 100-Day Challenges (previously called Rapid Result Initiatives) are different from other run-of-the-mill projects.
The following material should be reviewed before writing the paper.
- Why good projects fail – Harvard Business Review
- Video: Unleashing local capacity in Sudan – Conference presentation by Nadim Matta
- Orientation modules on the training platform: Click the Link to access
Additional material you can read
Cover letter – One to two paragraphs on why you believe you are a good candidate for the programme and what value it will add to your current work and programmes. Letter to include the following text: “I am aware of the time requirements and will commit to making the time for this during the six-month period of the programme. I understand that if I do not complete the assignments on time, there is a good chance I will be asked to withdraw from the programme. I have access to the necessary technology to do the online training on the World of Impact platform and to attend Zoom meetings.”
Letter from your manager to confirm that they know the time commitments required to complete the programme and that they support your nomination. This could also be part of an MOU.
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