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Elements of Connection | 7-week online training course on Authentic Connection, Communication and Conflict Resolution


7 November - 19 December 2022 | online, Zoom, Netherlands

Express your authentic self, your needs and feelings. Practice being assertive in verbal and non-verbal ways. Bring awareness to your body. Build resilience when navigating conflicts. Training for people who work with youth.

"Elements of Connection" is a 7-week training course designed to transform the way you connect and communicate with others. You learn and practice to:

  • Recognize and express your feelings, needs and requests
  • Listen to your judgements and discover the needs beyond them
  • Be assertive in the way you express yourself and stand your ground
  • Move through conflicts without compromising yourself
  • Bring awareness to your verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Active listening and facilitating conversation
  • Create space for vulnerability in the way you connect with others
  • Express your anger in a safe way.

What is unique about this training course is that it consists of many exercises, games and practices. It combines Nonviolent communication tools with Improv games and Body Awareness. It is a dynamic and playful space for learning and connection. 

We are meeting in a small group, an international environment where you can meet people from all around the world. 

This training is designed for people who work with young people, such as youth workers, mentors, youth coaches, educators and teachers. Also people who are managing youth. We work on your own personal process and at the same time, you require skills that you can put into practice in your work. It supports you to work from a place of connection, explore different communication channels and expand the quality of your impact in the field of youth. 

The training consists of 7 Group Sessions, 1 individual coaching session, a WhatsApp support system and Handouts. 

Group sessions:

Monday evenings | 18:00 - 20:00 CET | Zoom

7, 14, 21, 28 | November

5, 12, 19 | December

The trainer is a youth worker and a mentor herself and she works with young people (18 - 30) who come from vulnerable backgrounds (broken families, early school leavers, long-term unemployed).   

More information in the Info Letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RLJKjS70GmOf2yc7nPBfhi7FmMJQJ0YD/view?usp=sharing


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 6 - 10 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Other countries in the world , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Association "ALTER Network" (Youth NGO)

Association "ALTER Network" is Bulgarian non-governmental organization, registered in Bulgaria wtih UIC 206307717. Our mission is to create learning opportunities for young people by implementing theatre-based methodologies. We are doing this because we believe that education and creative expression are the fundaments for a world where each human being has the right and the ability to express themselves freely and shamelessly. The main methods that we use: Theatre of the Oppressed, Clowning, Improv, non-violent communication.


  • Thambos (Others)

Contact for questions:

Joanna Nikolova


Phone: +359890521282


Participation fee

The participation fee of 110 euro includes:

 * 7 group Zoom sessions
 * 1 individual coaching session
 * Handouts
 * Access to Zoom recordings
 * WhatsApp support system

(50% discount for ESC volunteers)

Accommodation and food


Travel reimbursement


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