Call Booklet Jury Team
ESCH 2018 5TH NATIONAL SELECTION CONFERENCE OF EYP LUXEMBOURG
Head of Jury's Vision Dear future, possible, prospective, interested, intrigued, compelled, enthusiastic applicant, My name is Ă‚li and I have the honour of being the Head of Jury for Eschâ€™18. Having attended multiple sessions of EYP Luxembourg and being a member of the NC myself, I am very excited for Esch and henceforth have many ideas which I would now like to share with you. Having had the chance of observing the works of many Juries, having been a Jury and Head of Jury myself, I feel that I have a somewhat comprehensive idea of what the Jury does at an EYP session. In doing so I also feel that there is a whole lot more the Jury could do throughout a session while improving the methods of things we already do to strive for more efficiency in our work. Therefore, my vision for Esch will be focused on innovating, developing and strengthening various approaches and methods. If you agree with what I have below if you think that you have something to add to what I have in mind or if you disagree but think you can get with the flow of the overarching idea, I am looking forward to seeing your application!
Training for Delegates Every session has CJO training. We train our officials to provide them with the tools they need to fulfil their roles, to fulfil the expectations of their roles and to feel competent within their roles. The contents of CJO training, as far as Iâ€™ve seen, can greatly impact the overall quality of a session. CJO will be better equipped in dealing with various situations and will know what to expect from their roles (especially if they are doing it for the first time). So, how come we expect Delegates to fulfil certain expectations when we donâ€™t train them? This will perhaps be one of the biggest projects of the Jury at Esch. Jury members will provide an entire day of Delegate training during the CJO day of the session in which we will provide various modules to the Delegates in order to equip them with the tools they will need along with giving them an idea of what to expect. Considering that there will be many first-timer Delegates at the session, I believe that this will be particularly useful for not only the Delegates themselves but also the Chairpersons. Imagine Delegates not having to spend an hour on explaining GA or not having to spend another hour trying to figure out what the Delegates meant on the post-its they wrote during brainstorming. What if Delegates already had an idea of time management or conflict management? What if they knew how to manage their energy wisely to make sure that they donâ€™t drain themselves 2 days into the session? The modules and their contents will all be developed by the Jury members and be carried out as such. Yet another purpose of this activity will also be for the Delegates to feel comfortable around the Jury members and avoid the alienation which the Jury so often faces.
Training & Personal Development of the Jury Having a training for the Delegates does not mean that the Jury itself will not get to learn new things. Jury members will get training on Skype talks before the session, will get the opportunity to give training modules to each along with getting training during the session. I believe that a Jury member should generally be an experienced EYPâ€™er who can bring their own perspective of the issue to the table. Therefore, I am looking forward to a Jury which will not only get training from me but will also share knowledge with each other in order to mutually develop. Continuing the theme of personal development which the Board of the session will put forward with the Chairs team, the Jury will also focus greatly on personal development. This will be done in 2 fronts â€“ with the Delegates and with each other. As EYP Luxembourg is a growing NC, we want to not only train the Delegates but also give them feedback on their performance so that they do better in their next session or do better the next time they attend Nationals if they are not to be selected here. We will, therefore, be taking detailed notes on Delegates and providing them with feedback after the session. In regards to the Jury, I will have a very feedback focused approach in which we will do our best to observe each other and provide feedback to each other. Jury members will also get detailed feedback and development points from me.
Structure of the Jury & The Selection Process I think that it is just as important for the Jury of the session to be a team as it is for the Chairs team. I donâ€™t believe in the Jury working as independent people as I think cohesive work is crucial for a fair and standardised selection. However, in doing so, I will strive for a non-hierarchical Jury team. My aim is for all Jury members to have an equal say and for there to be unanimous decisions when doing selection.
Furthermore, Jury members will at times be required to work closely on certain aspects and collaborate in different projects which the Jury will carry out. On that end, I am also looking for team players and individuals who can work just as efficiently in a team as they can alone. In regards to selection, the Jury will get to create selection criteria for the session. This a particularly exciting aspect of our work as it is not something the Jury often gets to do. For this, the Jury will have multiple Skype meetings in order to not only create the criteria before the session but also to create detailed descriptions of the criteria. I have often found that having a unanimous understanding of the criteria is just as, if not more important than the criteria itself and this will therefore be a main focus. I think that it is just as important for the Jury of the session to be a team as it is for the Chairs team. I donâ€™t believe in the Jury working as independent people as I think cohesive work is crucial for a fair and standardised selection. However, in doing so, I will strive for a non-hierarchical Jury team. My aim is for all Jury members to have an equal say and for there to be unanimous decisions when doing selection.
Workflow, Cooperation & Projects The Jury at Esch will also strive to increase the efficiency of their workflow. As I have personally experimented with online Jury booklets in the past, the Jury will take a look at how we can improve such methods along with trying to develop new methods aimed at improving the working procedure of the Jury. Furthermore, the Jury will work closely with the Chairs team in trying to understand the Delegates better and get an insight on certain aspects. We will explore new ways of doing this in order to maintain objectivity while increasing the flow of information we obtain. Finally, Jury members will be encouraged to implement their own projects into the session and be provided the space to innovate with the support of the rest of the Jury. This has therefore also been embedded into the application.
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Final words I sincerely hope that you have come all this way and read the vision. If you have, I also hope that you are now alert, awake, enthusiastic and writing your application! Like I said earlier, I welcome all applications which agree or disagree with this vision. What I am looking for is a team of individuals who are motivated and enthusiastic about trying new things and developing themselves. Please feel free to contact me directly through Facebook Messenger if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Looking forward to seeing your application! Love, Ă‚li
Final notes Deadline: 15 January 2018 23.59 PM CET Call and application available on the Members Platform
Looking for: 3 Jury Members
Session dates: 27 - 31 March 2018 for Officials
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This is the Call Booklet for Jury for Esch 2018.