Reveal Your Skills

What is it about?

We are inviting participants from various fields to join us in the Reveal your skills campaign in Sept 5 – Sept 11!

Skills emerge in many different environments: working life, daily life, free time, studies, courses, hobbies, family life – in any context, really. Sometimes we don’t even recognise our own skills.

Reveal your skills campaign is focused on what we can achieve together. The aim is to engage in various activities that help people recognise their skills, make them more visible and make this issue a topic of public discussion. With this in mind, we welcome a wide range of participants to join us in this campaign.

The social media hashtag is #RevealYourSkills

Reveal your skills campaign

  • Inspire and encourage everyone to recognise their skills and make them more visible
  • Stimulate public discussion about the fact that the ability to recognise one’s skills is one of the conditions for engagement, agency, well-being and employment
  • Brings various participants together around a shared message

How can I participate?

We want to create the programme for the campaign in collaboration with various parties that recognise the importance of revealing skills: communities, businesses, non-governmental organisations, adult education centres, educational institutions, networks and anyone else who is interested in this topic.

If you want to help people recognise their various skills and make them visible as well as participate in discussion on the importance of recognising skills, this is the right campaign for you.

You or your organisation or community can participate through actions small or big – for example, in the following ways:

  • By providing tools, organising events or offering other assistance to help recognise and highlight skills either openly for everyone or in a more restricted manner for your customers, members, employees, partners, networks or friends.
  • By highlighting this issue in your communication channels and social media platforms: blogs, articles, statements, tweets, etc.
  • By sharing content published by other participants and engaging in public discussion
  • By conducting Skills Timeout dialogues
  • Anything else you can think of – feel free to come up with your own ideas!

We believe that the campaign participants themselves have the best understanding and knowledge of how they can help their target audiences recognise their skills and make them visible and to highlight the importance of this issue. 

What we offer to all campaign participants

Those who have singed up to the campaign can use the communcations material that includes Reveal your skills signs, slogans, pictures, presentations etc. We also offer guidance for Skills Timeout dialogues. We have gathered and published simple individual, pair and group assignments to make it easier to recognise skills. You can find these tools at the bottom of this page.

We do not compromise on the following principles:

  • All activities must be related to recognising people’s skills and making them visible.
  • Communications on the importance of recognising skills must be positive, appreciative, supportive and focused on possibilities.
  • Focus on skills that people and organisations have rather than skills that they don’t have. Assessing, comparing, measuring and ranking the importance of skills are not suitable starting points for the campaign’s programme and communications.
  • Skills are valuable regardless of where they emerge – in working life, daily life, hobbies, free time, family life or training.

 

Reveal your skills campaign was held for the first time in 2021. The host of the campaign was The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. The campaign was planned in co-operation between Sitra, the Finnish Association of Adult Education Centres and Sivis Study Centre. More than 350 participants signed up!

The Reveal your skills campaign promotes the lifelong learning objective that 30 key participants in society have developed for Finland. According to the objective, it is important that individuals and communities have the ability to make their skills visible and take advantage of their strengths.