Speeches, workshops

  • Speaker: Researching Youth the Youth Work Way, BSA Youth Study Group event: Researching youth in troubling times: Mess, method and ethical puzzles. University of Leeds, 8th June 2017.
  • Key note speaker: Thinking philosophically, and practically, about ‘quality’ youth work, Youth Work in Wales conference, Cardiff, 27 March 2017. Also ‘Concept Analysis’ workshops.
  • Key note speaker: Community: a form of learning? Keynote speaker, national conference of the Federation for Detached Youth Work, ‘Is Community Back On The Agenda?’, Hindsley Hall, Leeds, 13thNovember, 2016.
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  • Speaker: Implications for Policy, at launch of the book ‘Responding Meaningfully to Youth Violence through Youth Work’, Policy Press: Bristol, Newman University College, Birmingham, 9th November 2016.
  • Key note speaker: Beyond studentship: the value of on-going research identities in youth work. Student Research Conference: University of South Wales, Newport, 26th October 2016.
  • Speaker: Democracy and Education, and the necessity of Uncertainty-appreciative practices, speaker at International conference: ‘John Dewey’s ‘Democracy and Education’ 100 years on: Past, present and future relevance’, Cambridge University, 29 September 2016.
  • Keynote speaker: Some Thoughts and Questions about Education and Experience, Pioneer Schools conference, Liberty Stadium, Swansea, 6 July 2016.
  • Keynote speaker: Thinking philosophically about ‘realising’ the curriculum, Pioneer Schools Enrichment and Experiences Working Group conference, 17 June 2016, Park Plaza, Cardiff.
  • Keynote speaker: Understanding relationships in the milieu ouvert; are socio-educative practices relevant in the modern world? National conference on socio-educative practices, University of Barcelona, 18thMay 2016.
  • Speaker: Successful Futures: some reflections from a youth work point of viewTogether for Young People conferenceAlso, workshop facilitator Might the philosophy of youth work be a template for the education of the future? Cardiff, 17 March 2016: Wales 16 final speech notes TFYP Graeme Tiffany
  • Panellist and commentator at the UK premiere of the education film Most Likely to Succeed, Leeds, 2 April 2016.
  • Speaker, Successful Futures: some reflections from a youth work point of view at Welsh Government Together for Young People conference. Also workshop facilitator Might the philosophy of youth work be a template for the education of the future? Cardiff, 17 March 2016: Wales 16 final speech notes TFYP Graeme Tiffany
  • Speaker and facilitator, What is a ‘Safe Space’? Sapere seminar on Prevent and Fundamental British Values, Sheffield, 29 February 2016.
  • Presenter, Data-driven learning and the diminishing possibility of a democratic education, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) West Yorkshire branch, Leeds Trinity University, 15 Dec 2015.
  • Keynote speaker, The Temporal Aspects of [Modern] Detached Youth Work, The Federation for Detached Youth Work annual conference, Leeds, 13-15 November 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snjfGR6aAmQ&feature=youtu.be
  • Keynote speaker, Great Youth Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet, Calderdale Council Young People’s Service annual conference, Our Work is Great, Prove It, Halifax, 7 November 2015.
  • Speaker and workshop facilitator, 2 presentations: The value of detached youth work in austere times and Working with, or doing to? Insights from Rotherham, on childism, the prevention of child sexual exploitation, and work with young people more generally, Unite the Union, Community & Youth Workers annual conference, Eastbourne, 16-18 October 2015.
  • Speaker, The Philosophy of Walking, presentation at Team Walking Walking Weekender event, Boot, Lake District, 9 October 2015.
  • Presenter, The new temporalities of education; cause, effect and response. New Researchers in Philosophy of Education From the Margins conference, University of Sheffield, 2 – 4 October, 2015.
  • Speaker and workshop facilitator, Putting people first; but will young people ever be included? Lessons from Rotherham. Putting People First: developing best cultures for practice conference, Leeds, UK, 18th June 2015. Partners: Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Adult Social Care and York Street Practice.
  • Speaker, Big Data and predictive scientism: cause, effect and response to the new temporalities of social policy, Utopias, Futures and Temporalities: Critical considerations for social change, an Interdisciplinary Symposium, 19 & 20 May, 2015, Bristol Zoo, Bristol. A collaboration between AHRC Themes: Connected Communities & Care for the Future #ahrcfutures.
  • Speaker and facilitator, Social Street Work partnership seminar between Czech Republic and local agencies, Leeds, UK, 20-24 April, 2015.
  • Keynote speaker, POYWE conference: Reflections on Expectations of youth work in Europe, Rotterdam, NL, 23-25 February 2015. Presentation: “Contesting ‘youth work’: can young people’s expectations marry with those of other ‘stakeholders’?” http://poywe.org/reflections/?p=175
  • Keynote speaker 11 December 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Perspectives on Social Work: http://praha14kulturni.cz/konference-perspektivy-socialni-prace-prace-v-komunite/
  • Keynote speaker: Federation for Detached Youth Work annual conference, Chester, 16 November 2014. Working with, or doing to? Insights from Rotherham on childism, the prevention of child sexual exploitation, and education more generally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBC4ejelsHw
  • Lecture, Youth work responses to social issues: Child Sexual Exploitation, Newman University College, Birmingham, 16/10/2014.
  • Plenary presentation, Outreach and detached youth: tools for participation or forms of democracy in their own right?and workshop, Outreach Work in an Era of Big Data, Gatenaer International conference on outreach, Oslo, Norway, 3-4/04/2014.
  • Presentation, The Community of Philosophical Enquiry as, rather than for, democratic education. Might we be looking in the wrong place? Advanced Seminar on Community Philosophy and Civil Society: Re-imagining COPE in Changing Times, Winchester, 20/06/2014.
  • Two presentations to University of Oslo post-degree course in outreach work, What is Informal Education? Oslo, Norway, 10-11/03/2014.
  • Keynote: Data in youth work: thinking about today, imagining tomorrow. All Wales, youth work conference, Llandudno, 20/02/2014.
  • Paper, Big Data and predictive scientism; implications for education and the celebration of uncertainty. Contesting Education and Research seminar / PESGB, Sheffield University, 13/02/2014.
  • Presentation, Social Inclusion, a policy brief, EU Youth Strategy Seminar, LinkMeIn – Youth Policy & Practice, European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary, 10-12/12/2013. http://www.linkmein.eu/files/social.inclusion.policy.brief.graeme.tiffany.pdf.
  • Keynote: Detached Youth Work in an era of Big Data, UK Federation for Detached Youth Work national conference, Herts., 17/11/2013.
  • Presentation, How have changing definitions of the state affected how we see, and how we ‘do’, youth participation work? Can the philosophy and practice of Street Work ‘keep it real’? Workshop on the Participation of Young People in Civil Society, Istanbul Bilgi University NGO Training Center and Youth Studies Unit, Istanbul, Turkey, 14-16/11/2013. http://www.slideshare.net/sebekeprojesi/graeme-tiffanyist-nov2013fin: http://www.mixcloud.com/sebekeprojesi/graeme-tiffany/
  • Presentation, Policy proposals for preventing and counteracting street violence, Daphne III conference, Graz, Austria, 30/09/13.
  • Presentations to visiting students and academics from Japan, The value of youth work; What is detached youth work?; Youth work under current policy agenda. Leeds Metropolitan University, 9-10 Sept 13, and coordination of field visits, 4-8/3/13.
  • Keynote speaker, Street Social Work, or Social Street Work? Perspectives of Social Work conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 13/06/2013
  • Presentation, What is outreach work about? National street workers conference, Helsinki, Finland, 28-30/11/12. http://ametry-fi-bin.directo.fi/@Bin/8ca405265664ae07ba095f3f23635cfb/1422016653/application/pdf/206023/Graeme%20Tiffany,%20What%20is%20outreach%20work%20about,%20osa%202.pdf
  • Keynote, Detached Youth Work in a neo-liberal age: the community work response. UK Federation for Detached Youth Work national conference. Prestatyn, North Wales, 9-11/11/12
  • Paper, Street Work in Europe: Constructing A European Community of Practice for Street Workers. Reflections from a Current Practitioner Research Project. ECER conference, Cadiz, Spain, 18-21/09/12.
  • Presentation, Community Philosophy: a transformational youth work practice? How thinking and enquiry might Bridge the Gap between research, theory and Practice. Mind the Gap conference: Conversations on youth work and youth studies that contribute to research, theory and practice on work with young people, University of Strathclyde, 28-30/09/2012.
  • Two presentations, Drip, drip, drip; can we get in touch with our own cultural [youth work] theory? Might a European (sic.) perspective help? and The Philosophy of Street Work, Training Advisory Group (TAG) annual conference, Renewing the Tradition: sustaining and sustainable communities through informal education. Brathay Hall, Cumbria, 9-10/07/12.
  • Presentation, Detached youth work and social research; from conviviality to the modern day necessity for collaboration, Seminar: The spaces of collaboration between researchers and practitioners in the context of working with young people experiencing social exclusion (those from disadvantaged backgrounds). University of Dundee, Department of Geography, 3/7/12.
  • Presentation, Perspectives on the UK riots, to visiting students and academics from Paris. London, 22/05/2012.
  • Keynote presentation and workshop, Revisiting ‘value’ in evaluation practices: lessons from research into detached and street-based youth work, The Value of Youth Work in Wales Conference, Cardiff, 07/03/2012.
  • Lecture, Rhetoric and the language of social policy: the indicative case of ‘youth‘, University of the West of England, Preston, 21/03/2012.
  • Paper, In defence of the Romantic Ethic in youth work, Dundee branch of the PESGB, 9/03/2011.
  • Keynote speaker: Meeting the challenges of Street Work in the 21st century, Polish National Street Work conference, Warsaw, Poland, 11/2011.
  • Presentation, Thinking about the street from a youth perspective, national Sharing the Streets conference for city planners and urban architects, London, 03/03/2011.
  • Keynote panel member, Spaces of Youth Citizenship workshop, Leicester University, 01/2012.
  • Presenter and discussant, Child poverty in the UK, a complex reality. Thoughts from a detached youth work point of view. Eurochild Annual Conference, Örebro, Sweden, 11/2010.
  • Opening presentation, Can Street Work perspectives help us all be more inclusive and effective in our practice? Correlation Seminar WP 4 / WP 6: Outreach and Early Intervention ‐ Peer Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 18-20/11/ 2010. Correlation Presentation Graeme Tiffany
  • Presenter, ‘Community Philosophy: a transformational youth work practice? How thinking and enquiry might Bridge the Gap between research, theory and Practice’, International Conference on Youth Work & Youth Studies: Mind the Gap: conversations on youth work and youth studies that contribute to research, theory and practice on work with young people, 7-9 September 2010, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Keynote speaker: ‘Social Inclusion in Europe and youth work: Issues of power, authority and control; lessons from the street’; and workshop, The History of Detached Youth Work, 1st European youth conference on the History of Youth Work and youth policy: relevance for youth work policy today; and the First European Youth Work Convention, Ghent, Belgium, 5 – 10/07/2010. One of the outcomes of the convention was this important declaration.
  • Presentation, Promoting community conversations through Community Philosophy, LARIA, the Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association annual conference, 14/04/2010.
  • Presentation, What will the future bring for street workers; and what can we do to inform it? at Swedish street workers’ conference, Stockholm, 9/03/2010.
  • Speaker at public debate: The street worker: cog of exclusion or vector of social transformation? based on the film When I Cry My Heart Beats. Festival de Liberties, 24 October, 2009, Bruxelles, Belgium. See video.
  • Discussant for a session entitled: Youth Geographies of In/civility. 1stSeptember, 2010, London, England. Royal Geographical Society (RGS) annual international conference.
  • Keynote speaker: The Politics of the Street: Implications for the value-base of detached & outreach work with young people in public space. European conference, Far Out – Right in the Middle, Taking Stock (the situation of young people in public space), Graz, Austria, 17-19/06/2009. Video available.
  • Presentation, Policy specific training, a necessary evil? and What are the socio-political “stakes” affecting street work in the UK? at Rencontre Internationale des Professionnels en Travail de Rue, Québec, Canada. 8-12/06/2009.
  • Keynote speaker, Les valeurs de travail de rue, Séminaire International de Formation le Travail de Rue dans le Monde, and workshop intervenant, organised by Comité National de Liaison des Associations de Prevéntion Spécialisée (CNLAPS), La Ciotat, France, 27-28/11/08.
  • Speaker, What skills do detached and outreach workers need to respond to new problems: what are the solutions to these problems? International seminar on street education coordinated by Conversas de Rua, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-18/11/08.
  • Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Integrated working, a European and International Perspective, Federation for Detached Youth Work national conference, Wigan, 13-15/11/08.
  • Speaker, Social workers – PC do-gooders or progressive radicals? Battle of Ideas festival http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/index.php/2008/session_detail/1176/Royal College of Art, London, 01-02/11/08.
  • Speaker, 9th International Symposium of ISMO (International Society for Mobile Youth Work): Reaching the Unreachable in a changing global context! Paper on New Trends in Mobile Youth Work in Western European countries: an English perspective. Overview of present Mobile Youth Work/Street work projects in England; trends and current cultural and societal challenges and how projects meet these challenges with concepts of Mobile Youth Work; how Mobile Youth Work is positioned within the educational system and the specific aspects of Mobile Youth Work/Streetwork that are currently being researched. http://www.ismo-online.de/symposium_08/ismo_frameset_symp.htm. Stuttgart, Germany, 15-18/09/08.
  • Presenter / facilitator, Oldham MBC Philosophy for Children and Communities conference, workshop on Philosophy for Communities or Community Philosophy? 07/10/08.
  • Keynote speaker: Detached Youth Work in a Changing World and workshop facilitator, Guidelines and Standards for Excellent Detached Youth Work, South-East regional detached youth work conference, Basingstoke, 28/06/08.
  • Speaker, Bradford College, Professional Advisory Committee – Youth and Community Development: Training the Professional Detached Youth Worker, 04/06/08.
  • Away Days facilitator, West Leeds Youth Inclusion Project, focus on team development and achieving ‘Good Work’. 8-9/05/08.
  • Keynote speaker, What is the value-base of detached and outreach work with young people? European conference: Perspectives on outreach work in Europe: Reaching youth at risk and working towards social inclusion, Oslo, Norway: www.outreachwork.no. Video recording available at: http://www.forebygging.no/fhp/d_emneside/cf/hApp_101/hPKey_11066/hParent_18/hDKey_1Also, workshop facilitator: The Management of Detached and Outreach Work with Young People: http://www.outreachwork.no/pop.cfm?FuseAction=Doc&pAction=View&pDocumentId=15426, 22-24/04/08.
  • Presentation of paper on ‘Courage as a democratic disposition: Education and the celebration of uncertainty.’ Youth & Policy conference: Taking Youth Work Seriously’, Leeds, 03/03/08.
  • Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator: What can we learn from Europe? Oldham B.C. Detached youth work conference, 23/02/08.
  • Speaker, seminar on Detached Youth Work. University of Huddersfield, School of Education and Professional Development. 8/2/08.
  • Keynote speaker, annual conference of the Federation for Detached Youth Work: Detached Youth Work as Democratic Citizenship Education, and workshop on same theme. 08-10/11/07.
  • Presentation and discussion group facilitator: Time for a youth work curriculum? National conference for the youth work sector, Youth Work Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, 06/10/07.
  • Keynote speaker. Launch of book Reconnecting Detached Youth Work. Newcastle, 05/10/07.
  • Book: Reconnecting Detached Youth Work: Standards and Guidelines for Excellence. Published by the Federation for Detached Youth Work with sponsorship from the National Youth Agency (NYA) Partners in Innovation programme, 2007.
  • Facilitator. Metathink Summer School: What’s the Big Idea? Philosophical enquiry using the outdoors as a stimulus, for Hertfordshire County Council Gifted and Talented programme. 25 young people aged 13-15. 31/07/07.
  • Workshop presenter. Conference on Education for Democratic Citizenship: multiculturalism and national identity. Paper entitled: Education for democratic citizenship. Practice, practice, practice. Birkbeck, University of London. 13/10/07.
  • Speaker. Two day international conference at De Montfort University, Leicester: Work with Young People: Advancing Theory, Policy and Practice. Paper entitled: Courage as a democratic disposition. Education and the celebration of uncertainty. 14-15/06/07.
  • Paper to bi-annual History of Youth Work conference: Bureaucracy and Youth Work: A Personal History. Durham. 04/03/07.
  • Paper to annual Sapere conference: Philosophy for Communities: The Thinking Village Project. NUT, London. 15/12/06.
  • Keynote speaker, annual conference of the Federation for Detached Youth Work: Reconnecting Detached Youth Work: Findings of the Partners in Innovation research into excellence in Detached Youth Work. 09/11/06.
  • Workshop facilitator: NYA Innovation in Youth Work Event. Innovation as Back to Basics. Sheffield University, 21/06/06.
  • Workshop facilitator: Participative methodologies. School of Lifelong Education and Development, Bradford University, 27/4/2006.
  • Keynote speaker: A review of the theories and practice of young people’s participation. What of these are founded on strong principles and can do justice to youth work values? Also, workshop facilitator: Constructing a taxonomy of the Ethics of Involvement. Sunderland Voluntary Sector Youth Forum Sunderland, 01/03/2006.
  • Workshop facilitator: Using the methodology of Paulo Freire to support community involvement. School of Lifelong Education and Development, Bradford University 02/02/2006.
  • Keynote speaker: What is Detached Youth Work? The significance of values and context. Workshop facilitator: Standards for Excellence in Detached Youth Work. NW regional DYW conference, Oldham, 28/01/2006.
  • Keynote speaker: From Bad Manners to Riot and Terrorism: Antisocial behaviour and the death of moral (or community) education: A lament for conversation. Annual conference of the Federation for Detached Youth Work on Antisocial behaviour. Hayes conference centre. Swanwick, 07/12/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: Standards for Excellence in Detached Youth Work. Annual conference of Northeast Detached Youth Work Forum. Durham, 19/11/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: What is informal education and is it relevant to today’s youth and the social policy directed toward them? Also, workshop facilitator: Working with young people in the context of today’s youth social policy. Grimsby & Cleethorpes YMCA Annual Conference. Grimsby, 17/11/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: The Language of ‘Youth Matters’. ‘Chatting Critically’ conference. London, 16/11/2005.
  • Speaker: The World of the Worker; The World of the Manager. Federation for Detached Youth Work conference: Managing Detached Youth Work. Leicester, 05/10/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: Youth Matters; Concerns and issues from the perspective of detached youth work. Federation for Detached Youth Work conference, Birmingham. 03/10/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: A critique of the Language and Values of Youth Matters: The Green Paper for Youth and its likely impact on young people’s moral education. Newcastle City Council. 09/09/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: Current issues, policy and research affecting detached youth work. SW Detached Youth Work conference, Forest of Dean. 11/06/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: Participation: what’s it all about? Newcastle C.C. ‘G8’’ conference 04/05/2005.
  • Speaker: Twenty things you never knew about skating and riding. West Denton Community Forum. 03/05/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: Federation for Detached Youth Work conference on implications and impact of youth social policy. NYA. 12/04/2005.
  • Keynote speaker: Symposium on Street-based youth work in Belfast City Centre. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 21/03/2005.
  • Workshop facilitator: Lessons from Iraq. Annual conference of the Federation for Detached Youth Work. Hayes conference centre, Swanwick, 24&25/11/2004.
  • Keynote speaker: Beyond the dilemmas: [Re]Building social capital and the public mind: The day-to-day importance of youth participation. Annual conference of the Federation for Detached Youth Work. Hayes conference centre, Swanwick, 24&25/11/2004.
  • Speaker Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust/Sheffield Hallam University seminar Minimising Nuisance / Maximising Tolerance seminar. Presentation on “Reaching socially excluded young people: what works?” New Earswick, York, 29/11/2004.
  • Speaker North East Regional Detached Youth Work conference: Thoughts on the JRF report into detached youth work and social exclusion, Durham 2/10/2004
  • Speaker at launch of Joseph Rowntree Foundation sponsored research: Reaching socially excluded young people: A national study of street-based youth work. Paper on “Implications for practitioners”, Commonwealth Conference & Event Centre, London. 21/06/2004.
  • Panel member and speaker: Power and the voluntary principle in detached youth work. Annual conference of National Federation of Detached Youth Workers. Warwick University. 09/2003.
  • Workshop facilitator. Understanding Social Policy & its Implications for Detached Youth Work. Annual conference for Federation for Detached Youth Work, Warwick. 09/2002.
  • Residential tutor and course designer. Campaigning skills for young people. Bedford Youth Service. 2 days. 03/2002.
  • Book launch workshop presenter. Learning through Life. London. 02/2002.
  • Workshop presenter: The Ethics of Involvement. Annual conference of National Federation of Detached Youth Workers. Warwick University. 09/2001.
  • Keynote speaker: Issues of Reflection, Power and Control in Youth Work. Annual conference of National Federation of Detached Youth Workers. Warwick University. 09/2001.
  • Workshop presenter: Politics with a small ‘p’: The essence of Citizenship Education. ‘Fun lovin’ activists’; Young People and Citizenship conference. Warwick University. 09/2001.
  • Facilitator. Young people and Connexions consultation workshop. Involving youth representatives from 10 London boroughs. East London Connexions Partnership. 07/2001.
  • Facilitator. Training course on Youth Consultation for statutory and voluntary sector workers. Halton Learning and Connexions Partnerships. 02/2001.
  • Workshop facilitator Citizenship: The Connexions Connection. Annual conference of National Federation of Detached Youth Workers. Warwick University. 09/2000.
  • Speaker: Halton New Start: Toward Coherence. 06/2000.
  • Speaker and workshop facilitator: Detached youth work: a multi-agency perspective. Multi-agency conference Bracknell Forest BC. 5/2000.
  • Guest speaker at launch of SHOUT (Sexual Health Outreach Project) Peterborough. 5/2000.
  • Workshop facilitator: National Federation of Detached Youth Workers conference, workshop on Developing Estate-based Youth Crime Prevention Initiatives. Warwick University. 9/1998.
  • Focus group presenter and facilitator: Targeting Young People, London Drug Policy Forum Conference, London, 6/1997.
  • Speaker and workshop facilitator: National conference: Tackling Drugs Together: The Community Development Dimension, paper on working in a multi-cultural context, London, 11/1996.
  • Presenter of paper and workshop facilitator: National Association of Outdoor Education (NAOE) conference on Adventure-based Interventions with young people at risk and in trouble, 1994.
  • Tiffany, G.A. (1993) Environment and dialogue, in M.K. Smith (ed.) Youth or Adult? The First Five Years. London: YMCA National College/Rank Foundation.

 

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