March 16, 2011
IAVE 21st World Volunteer Conference Workshop 124: Maximising the Power Of One: The Exit Strategy
As important as it is to start or enter a field, it is also important to visualise the end goal, to know when the mission has been accomplished or when the vision has been fulfilled. Knowing when one's work is done is as important as knowing when and how to start. This workshop focuses on the thinking and planning ahead of time to design an exit strategy so that when it is time to leave the field, systems and structures are in place for local communities to take over.
Dr. Tan Lai Yong, Singapore's own barefoot doctor, spent 14 years with his young family in Yunnan providing medical care and only recently returned to Singapore, leaving behind a team of highly motivated local and expat community development officers.
This workshop will bring participatants through a discussion on issues around handing over the baton, with emphasis on finacial accountability, ethics standars and personal relationships.
2011 IAVE 21st World Volunteer Conference in Singapore
Jan 25, Day 2
Workshop 124: Maximising the Power Of One: The Exit Strategy
Moderator: Eunice Tay, CEO, National Kidney Foundation
Dr. Tan Lai Yong, Doctor, Adjunct Professor - Medical Faculty, National University of Singapore