The 16 Guidelines programme celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open-house event last month. There was a joyful spirit as old and new friends, benefactors and staff gathered to rejoice in the huge steps the 16G programme has taken since its launch in 2006.
To give attendees a flavour of the 16 Guidelines, FDCW asked five speakers with various degrees of involvement to share from their experience, followed by a Q&A session with the panel. The evening was wrapped up with a presentation on the future of the 16 Guidelines.
There was also an FDCW awards ceremony led by Grace Gyatso, FDCW Executive Director, that commended:
- Richard Blaney, long-term service and heartfelt dedication to FDCW and 16G. Richard has created all the 16G (and FDCW) designs since the conception of the programme.
- Wendy Ridley, for her tremendous dedication as an FDCW Board member since 2004, and the main 16G facilitator in the UK.
For those of you who were unable to attend, we are delighted to share the audio files of the evening. We think they are rather inspiring , so do enjoy them by clicking on the link and downloading them onto your device.
- The 16 Guidelines history - presented by Alison Murdoch, 16G co-author and former director of FDCW
- 16 Guidelines across cultures and continents - presented by Marian O’Dwyer, 16G senior faculty and former training manager
- 16 Guidelines in prison: from education to re-education - presented by Valentina Dolara, 16G senior faculty and professor at the University of the Arts, Florence, Italy
- Mind your head: a 16G-inspired pilot programme in schools - presented by Roma Claudius, 16G faculty member and secondary school teacher in Cornwall, UK
- 16 Guidelines from the heart - presented by Janet O’Donnell, 16G workshop participant and secondary school teacher in London, UK
- Question and Answer session with the panel
- The future of the 16 Guidelines - presented by Grace Gyatso, FDCW’s Executive Director