Challenge: Getting to yes!

Thank you for being an expert for PLACE, it’s fantastic to have you with us to promote migrant-led innovation.

🚀 Challenge 🚀

Getting to yes!

Thank you for being an expert for PLACE, it’s fantastic to have you with us to promote migrant-led innovation.

What’s the context of the evaluation?

The Catalysts went through a challenge with PLACE: a 2-hour interactive learning experience online.

As a roleplay, they were selected by the  European Union Regional Development Fund

Their objective was to convince the committee to support them in addressing a problem where they see a potential change. 

This support will take the form of a package: 300 000 euros value of funding and logistic support (office space, tech equipment) for their organization.

It will be granted on their ability to express the problem they care about and provide tangible evidence of their capacity to address it based on past successes. 

Their output was a 2′ delivery backed by 4 powerful slides.

This is the brief that the Catalysts received for the challenge

This is the PDF with their slides

Guidelines on evaluation scale… should you need it (or trust your instinct!)

Likelihood of solving the problem (Theory of change)

Remarkably observed: Completely convincing articulation between problem and proposal

Observed: Articulate expression of a reachable proposal 

Insufficiently observed: Potential is exposed but no clear road to action 

Not observed: You cannot understand where they are heading

 

Persuasiveness

Remarkably observed: Proposal seems non-refusable because it triggers desire to act, and the organization seems trustworthy

Observed: Proposal is clear and outcomes are realistic based on positive track record 

Insufficiently observed: Proposal seems relevant but lacks proof of capacity to deliver

Not observed: Proposal seems fragile and not sustained by evidence 

Convincing body language & staging

Remarkably observed: Their engagement with the audience makes consistent focus on them easy

Observed: They are up to codes (rules, dress code, formality, presence) and show some engagement with the audience

Insufficiently observed: They show unawareness of professional codes, or looseness

Not observed: They are not in control of their body language (incapacitating fear, hesitation, lack of preparation and/or awareness)