SALTO-YOUTH Title

Embracing Diversity

Training course on diversity management has given youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for discussing and exploring various kinds of diversity. The training aimed to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other. 

Evaluation & Outcomes

If you would like to learn some basics of the Diversity Management, download here:

"TC Embracing Diversity Reader 2018" & "Introduction to diversity management in youth work", TC Reader 2017

  • "I think that the most important things about diversity I will take away from the training course is the ability to develop a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives and practices, to increase participation and the freedom to make choices because the aim is to respect everybody and foster equality."
  • "Freedom that was given to participants to a certain level, high quality of facilitation of the activities, academic knowledge was passed to us in non-formal ways."
  • "The practical activities! They were amazing and easy to apply in our organisations!"

    To find more about how did participants experience "Embracing Diversity TC" click here for a full evaluation report!

Date & venue

Topic

All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language.
Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work.

This was the 2nd edition of the TC. The 1st one took place in Oslo, Norway, in April 2017. If you would like to learn already some basics of the Diversity Management, download here 2017 report: "Introduction to diversity management in youth work".

During the training course, we looked at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We offered concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We have facilitated discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups.

Participants at the course have also learnt how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.

Aim of the training course

To upskill youth workers in how to manage diversity in their daily work and in youth activities. The participants will also learn how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate despite their differences.

Objectives:

  • To explore and share concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion and learn from approaches and methods used in youth work and other different sectors, such as business or formal education. 
  • To translate these tools and methods to their own practice in youth work.

Participants' profile

Working directly with young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers and vocational trainers.

  • Participants who work with young people with fewer opportunities will be given priority.
  • Interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ skills and to learn to deal with diversity of all kinds (not only cultural)
  • International experience is not a must. 
  • Able to work in (international) English.
  • From E+: YiA Programme countries

Team

Training Course is co-organised by SALTO Inclusion and the German National Agency for the E+ programme.


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