2014 Global Training Conference

A very successful Home-Start Worldwide Global Training Conference took place in Oslo in September 2014

Home-Start Worldwide Global Training ConferenceThe Home-Start Worldwide triennial training Conference, “Maintaining high quality support in difficult times,” took place in Oslo, Norway from 23rd- 27th September 2014 and was a great success. In total there were 44 participants: 28 from 21 Home-Start countries; 9 from our Home-Start Worldwide trustees (some also representing Home-Start countries); 5 experts and researchers; and 2 invited guests. We were particularly delighted to welcome as a guest, our founder, Margaret Harrison.

The conference programme was a mix of plenary sessions, workshops and discussion cafés on the key issues of quality in service provision, the role of fathers in the Home-Start work, monitoring and evaluation and fundraising. There were also plenty of opportunities to share good practice and mutual concerns.

Home-Start Worldwide Global Training Conference Oslo 2014

Participant feedback from the Conference shows high levels of satisfaction for all aspects of the conference (work programme, social programme, hotel, location, material and organisation). All participants expressed their deepest gratitude to Home-Start Norway for being such excellent hosts.

"Thank you for an amazing atmosphere and care and a special big thank you to Wenche and her husband for an unforgettable evening! (This was in relation to the jazz evening at Wenche’s home) Generally, everything was of the highest quality, perfectly organized”"

"A wonderful conference, for which I must thank you. As it was my first Home Start conference I was not sure what to expect. I found the conference amazingly well organized, the speakers were great and I learnt so much about Home Start as an organization"

"Overall, the conference exceeded my expectations. It would be a fantastic opportunity if we could all strive for an annual or bi-annual global conference to help develop and strengthen HS globally"

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