Timebanking UK Conference – Feedback Evaluation

 

Scottish Prison Service – Eddie Gallagher & Gloria Murray

Scottish Prison Service

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

5

3

1

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Listening to success stories, challenges and ways to overcome them
  • How it came about. How it works. It really would work best where there is a prison near a time bank
  • All of it!
  • Inspiring
  • Hearing we were on the same page. Gives confidence
  • Lots of opportunity for Q&A. Openness of speakers. Good handouts with history

What could be improved?

  • Would like to know what happens to banked credits for prisoners who leave (as not automatically a member on leaving). A lot said about re-offending, could credits not be used to support when leaving?
  • A forensic psychologist could open more doors within the prison service
  • Could have explained who he was more

 

Leadership & Collaboration – Philippe Granger

Leadership & Collaboration

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

4

4

0

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Discussion on leadership
  • I found the workshop very useful. The discussion on how different people perceive things was very interesting
  • Exploring what a leader is and how we as time brokers are leaders
  • Very informative, liked the group work
  • The group activity and the presentation style of the facilitator

 

What could be improved?

  • More time to chat
  • The content of the presentation although an interesting perspective could have gone into more detail and offered examples of good practice in leadership or collaboration with regards to Timebanking
  • Would have liked further reading suggestions

 

StoryTime: Why money is now attaching to the flow of community currency – Linda Hogan

StoryTime: Why money is now attaching to the flow of community currency

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

7

2

0

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Case studies
  • It made me challenge my current Timebanking. Nice to see the presenter actually putting exchange into practice. Really enjoyed the exercise
  • Linda’s personality and passion. Also her stories – she always personalises talks. Makes me want to go visit!
  • I love Linda’s style of presentation and learning about the history of Timebanking
  • Great ideas, motivating – left with a sense anything is possible!

What could be improved?

  • More time for the workshop part because I found it so helpful
  • Would have liked more time to interact

 

The 7 Principles of the Workplace of Tomorrow – Audrey Birt

The 7 Principles of the Workplace of Tomorrow

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

2

4

0

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Relaxed Style. Very warm and genuine presenter
  • Interesting research
  • Presenter’s theme and way she engaged with us and allowed small group interaction
  • Discussing paradoxes and principles and hearing other people’s views and opinions

What could be improved?

  • Was disappointed that the same presentation (albeit shortened with some different anecdotes) was repeated as one of the closing presentations. This double dose meant opportunities had been missed to go to another workshop
  • Not massively relevant and lots of same material repeated in afternoon presentation

 

Time and Talents – Simone Boothe

Time and Talents

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

7

2

0

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Really useful – we are only starting up and it was brilliant
  • Very informative. Simone was very approachable and I felt able to ask any question
  • I found this very useful because as a new volunteer I have not yet seen this programme
  • Exactly what I needed. Simone was great in content and delivery
  • Everything – gosh the lady knows her stuff and is great on delivery. Thanks Simone, keep up the great work
  • Very informative, good engagement, helpful and practical – relieved anxieties

What could be improved?

  • Hands on using a computer would improve learning
  • More time

 

Evaluation and Assessment – Antonia Baird

Evaluation and Assessment

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

0

5

4

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Discussion on how to assess member’s loneliness etc. Learnt some new assessment tools
  • Looking/discussing evaluating tools
  • Good material to bring away. Our group had a good discussion resulting in ideas
  • Being introduced to different evaluation methods/tools

What could be improved?

  • Probably trying to fit too much into the workshop. Maybe needed to identify fewer types of evaluation methods and focus on them
  • Clearer instructions and more time to carry out

 

Youth Timebanking – Mary Fox

Youth Timebanking

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

7

3

1

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • A concept different from my own time bank and experience. Excellent ice breaker to learn! Plenty of info (handouts) to digest
  • Interesting to hear about a youth example
  • Practical info and handouts
  • The delivery and living examples of engaging with young people
  • Info about how exchanges work for young people
  • Toilet roll exercise

What could be improved?

  • Felt very rushed. Would have benefited from more photos/visual inclusion
  • Would have been good to have some of the young people involved at conference as part of the workshop
  • More examples of children (under 11yrs) as active time bankers

 

Coaching Skills – Audrey Birt

Coaching Skills

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

2

0

0

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Very practical
  • The calming and experienced tone of the presentation was of great value to the group and offered a great insight into coaching and what it is and the positive impact it can have on others

What could be improved?

  • Examples of how to use effective coaching skills within a Timebanking context and would have liked further reading suggestions

 

Building your Time and Talents Web Page – Ian Toplis

Building your Time and Talents Web Page

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

2

1

0

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Training/tips were extremely helpful
  • Learnt some new things
  • Good intro

What could be improved?

  • Webinars on system/software updates
  • Need to break down why we are doing things and have a sheet for each step i.e. linking and flagging
  • Was difficult using tablet – not fault of I.T.

 

Co-Producing with Communities – David Reilly and Mark McGeachie

Building your Time and Talents Web Page

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

1

2

3

1

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Food for thought – interesting different opinions expressed
  • Good to understand terms
  • I enjoyed the atmosphere and the fantastic learning. The organisation was also splendid

What could be improved?

  • Something more meaningful in its application
  • I would like to explore how to let go (as a broker) and allow co-production to happen and not prevent it

 

How to demonstrate the usefulness of Timebanking to stakeholders by computer simulations – Lukas Valek

How to demonstrate the usefulness of Timebanking to stakeholders by computer simulations

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

0

2

1

1

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Interesting concept/subject

What could be improved?

  • A working demo we could have access to or we could participate somehow
  • This is a future action and possibly not relevant to me personally

 

Creativity in Timebanking – Natalia Nikitina

Creativity in Timebanking

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Poor

14

2

1

0

 

Comments:

What did you enjoy?

  • Very energetic and energising, some great opportunities to discuss and work together. Some great activities/brain exercises
  • Ways of exploring creativity. The involvement tools of creativity
  • Natalia was excellent. Really enjoyed the workshop as I like thinking outside the box. She is a uniquely cool individual!
  • Absolutely everything in the creativity workshop. Great presentation, felt very involved, very beneficial
  • Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Loved every minute
  • Looking at how to open up yourself (and others) to thinking creatively before focussing on Timebanking specifically

What could be improved?

  • Could have been a longer session
  • Should be done first as it brings good mood to set the rest of the 2 days
  • Nothing, loved it, even though I had to leave the room early
  • More time as the end of the workshop was rushed
  • A copy of the slides

 

Additional Comments:

  • As I was only able to attend for 1 day I felt I had to try and cram as much as possible into the first day of the two day event. So it left little time for networking and finding out more about other time banks around the UK. However, the atmosphere was electric and everyone was very approachable and the guest speakers and the ‘Who’s in the room?’ offered a great insight into the Timebanking movement. It was very inspiring. I am glad to have attended and would highly recommend the conference venue
  • I thought it was a very valuable experience. Having the overnight stay between the 2 days allowed for a lot more networking and getting to know of other time bank people, which was the most valuable aspect of the whole experience for me. Having people’s literature available to look at and take was great! It would be useful on the delegate list to have people’s emails (or at least those happy to share them), as I wasn’t able to swap details with everyone, so I’m now trying to track down people I met. I wasn’t able to stay for Edgar Cahn as I would have missed my train. I understand that it’s good to put on a great speaker at the very end to keep people at the conference, but I think most people who pay to come will stay for as long as possible anyway, so putting on a great speaker that people will miss if they need to make it home, is a bit of a shame. Hopefully I’ll see some video footage of him. I thought Tam’s speech was an upbeat and inspiring start to the whole proceedings and his band were great fun! Many thanks for all the great organisation
  • Great experience! Thanks for all the hard work
  • Fantastic location and venue – staff brilliant and food delicious. Delighted Edgar attended – presentation – wow! Thanks to everyone at TBUK for arranging such a fabulous event and your ongoing support. Special thanks to Tam for the entertainment. Claire’s session was superb, spoken from the heart, a superstar! Picked up some great ideas, renewed energy and feel added inspiration to put some of the ideas into practice
  • Great way to network, and gain knowledge, sharing stories is great. Seeing how others/time banks are doing is very encouraging. Going to go back fully charged and ready to carry on Timebanking. Thanks
  • It would have been interesting to see other time banks info leaflets, reports etc.
  • It’s great to be given a list of delegates, perhaps a contact email in addition a good idea?
  • Worth spending the time and money on this excellent 2 day conference. Well done
  • Thank you very much for providing me with a good grounding into Timebanking and how they work
  • Bed so comfy, food great, brilliant venue, excellent conference. A real treat. Learnt so much!
  • Would have been better to have handouts for each workshop/PowerPoint. Only given in Youth Timebanking workshop
  • It would have been beneficial to receive the information (e.g. agenda, workshop info) prior to conference as I had to go onto website to find out. Also would have been really beneficial to have copies of presentations as some info was missed while I was taking notes. Any chance of forwarding them on? Thank you!
  • Having everything in one venue was so much better than going to separate accommodation. The additional opportunities to network and become true friends were invaluable. Fantastic!
  • First year attended. Will be returning
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the conference and met some new friends!
  • Claire’s session really helpful, definitely going to contact our local housing provider when we get back! Ruth’s research also very useful and good to hear!
  • It may be helpful to have less ‘dry’ talks after lunch. Edgar Cahn was inspiring and wonderful to listen to. A shame people had to leave early
  • Could have had more time for ‘Who’s in the room?’ – Really good to hear from everyone. To not have research presentations after lunch. Be good if there was a bit more of an intro to speakers and a bit of a sum up afterwards. It seemed a shame that so many people had to miss Edgar talk as they had to leave – maybe he should go on earlier
  • Would have liked handouts during presentations to take down relevant notes. I loved listening to Edgar Cahn. He is calming, motivational and inspirational

 


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