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Training Course

16-24 July 2022 | Slovak Republic

The project aims to increase competencies in using experiential education methodology and in particular working with outdoor activities. We will develope skills and competencies of the youth workers.

The objectives of the training course are the following:

  • To empower participants in order to facilitate and lead individual and group developmental processes
  • To support participants to enhance their authentic style in facilitating groups and leading teams
  • To train participants’ facilitation and leading skills, such as: reflecting, active listening, mirroring, giving and receiving feedback, etc.
  • To develop participants’ inner readiness in facilitating groups and leading teams​​

The long term goal of the project is for the trained workers and youth leaders to empower the participants to initiate personal development programs and projects, based on experiential education in their own organizations and countries and to increase the quality of experiential programs in the region.

The training course is inspired by the work of Via Experientia -  an informal European organization, carrying out long term training courses in experiential education and personal development. The official working language will be English. Most of the activities will be conducted outdoors and an expedition will be a part of the program of the training course.

During this project you will be able to develop (any of) the following:

  • Learn to lead individual and group developmental processes. 
  • Develop facilitation and leading skills, such as: reflecting, active listening, mirroring, giving and receiving feedback etc. 
  • Develop process-oriented facilitation skills.
  • Learn to introduce the concept of reflective practice. 
  • Develop your inner readiness in facilitating groups and leading teams. 
  • Familiarize yourself with process-oriented experiential learning concepts and practices, which are relevant to leadership and group facilitation.
  • Get engaged in a multicultural setting, in which will be shared best practices and experiences. You will discuss differences and similarities in using experiential methods.
  • Practice the acquired skills in an intercultural setting.
  • Become part of a network, which will enable you to potentially find partners for.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 20-25 participants

from Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



Outward Bound Slovakia (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Michal Keim


Phone: +421918340228


Participation fee


Accommodation and food

All costs of accomodation and food are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

Travel reimbursement

Czech Republic // 100-499 km // 180.00 EUR
France // 500-1999 km // 275.00 EUR
Hungary // 100-499 km // 180.00 EUR
Italy // 500-1999 km // 275.00 EUR
Poland // 500-1999  km // 275.00 EUR
Romania // 500-1999 km // 275.00 EUR
Slovakia // 100 -499 km  // 180.00 EUR
Spain // 500-1999 km // 275.00 EUR

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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