„YMCA Europe is a working fellowship to strengthen movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.“


26th September 2016

22-25 September YMCA Russia's key leaders went through a specific Governance Training.

Ken Colloton (YMCA USA, World YMCA President in 2010-2014) and Olga Lukina (YMCA Europe) were facilitating the different sessions.

The participants discussed the elements of sustainable development, reflecting about the "5 Level Leadership and Governance Model", 10 Basic responsibilities of the Board, evaluating CEO and National Board's work. The group paid special attention to the mission of YMCA Russia and suggested adjustments which will be further discussed in the whole YMCA national movement.

It was inspiring to see the great motivation of YMCA Russia's members to develop their movement. Common sense, adequate evaluation and prioritizing steps, together with a positive attitude can be named as characteristics of the training.

The unity of the team and the excellent working atmosphere were two of the most visible elements during this key event. An example of this is that immediately after the sessions, the group started the planning process of the Program Festival of YMCA Russia in 2017.


Author/Source: Olga Lukina, YMCA Europe Regional Assistant for Movement Strengthening and Project Management