Organise your own TalentDay

19 April 2011

Here’s a quick overview of a few of the important things to know to make your TalentDay a success.

kapcsok_205.jpgOrganising your own local or regional TalentDay can be a rewarding and enriching endeavour. True, there are many issues to think about and a lot of planning and organising to be done, but you should also be able to enjoy the process. Here’s a quick overview of a few of the important things to know to make your TalentDay a success.

  • Any community or group of interested individuals can organise a TalentDay:
    • your local village or town association
    • your local school or college
    • colleagues from the same workplace
    • trade or craftspeople from any profession
       
  • Make sure you have a basic knowledge of what Talented and Gifted means
     
  • Your participants are actually also your target audience:
    • the talented
    • their mentors
    • their communities
       
  • TalentDays:
    • should be fun, colourful and entertaining
    • should promote the idea that everyone has some talent
    • should emphasise the Mentor-Student relationship
       
  • Determine the aims of your TalentDay
    • you could be aiming to promote non-traditional talents
    • you could use it to start grant programmes
    • or to advertise the results of grants & competitions
       
  • Make sure your event is inclusive not exclusive
     
  • Keep your TalentDay politics and alcohol-free
     
  • Find a suitable location
     
  • Don’t be shy to go out and find sponsors and donors
     
  • Get in touch with/involve your local/regional/national Talent Support network

Remember we're all working to try and build a talent-friendly society, so DO involve your local community in your TalentDay and DO make sure your event gets as much media coverage as possible.