In February 2016, Champions in Norwich were involved in planning and delivering a regional Time to Change Champions' Celebration. These events provide an opportunity for Champions from across the region to network and share skills.
A small team of Norwich Champions met to discuss ideas and explore what they wanted from the day, then worked alongside the regional Time to Change coordinator to plan the event. They designed workshops and activities and chose people to run them, booked the venue and organised refreshments.
One of the aims of the day was to collect feedback from the campaign groups as part of Time to Change's evaluation process.
The event's organisers were given a template of questions and discussion topics; they devised and facilitated sessions without staff present to encourage open discussions and elicit honest feedback. They also ran a video booth, interviewing other Champions as part of the evaluation.
This feedback – along with that from other regional events – has been used to guide the design of the next phase of the Time to Change campaign.