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The INBOX Methodology: A Toolbox for Dealing with Diversity and Conflict

Training Course

15-21 January 2010 | De Glind, The Netherlands, Netherlands

The participants in this training will be adults looking to expand their skills in dealing with diversity and conflict.
The participants in this training will be adults looking to expand their skills in dealing with diversity and conflict. Participants will include those committed to personal development, citizens looking for skills and inspiration to shape their active civic engagement, and those interested professionally in our methodology, e.g. as they work with youth. The main activities in the programme are sharing experiences, methodology and methods used throughout Europe; getting to know and develop skills to work with the Critical Mass INBOX methodology; gain practical experience through fieldwork and work towards creating a personal action plan to implement lessons learned at home. Our workshop will involve analysis and theory, group discussion, teamwork and role playing, practical activities and fieldtrips, and reflection and introspection. Overall, creativity and interaction will play an important role. Therefore, we are looking for enthusiastic people, that are open to other people and these various working methods, and that are willing to participate in an intense and challenging workshop. Besides, you need to have a civic and/or professional relation to the workshop. Please note that preparatory and follow-up activities are part of our workshop. Guidelines for preparations will be given when selected. Follow-up activities will be prepared in the workshop. Implementing the plans afterwards is compulsory. If you would like to apply, you need to completely fill out our Learners' Application form. Please read the instructions on the first page and the workshop description carefully. Please make sure that you will be available during the training dates before applying. You should be able to understand and use English as the working language. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eline van der Noord.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 16 participants

from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

Working language(s):



Critical Mass Foundation (Youth NGO)

Critical Mass Foundation
Our organisation addresses conflicts both locally - in our own backyard, city or society - and internationally, like the complex human rights issues in the Balkan area or Africa. We always focus on the underlying dynamics so we can better explain the conflict processes and identify them. The unique approach to education of Critical Mass consists of three different methods: connecting various groups of people from different backgrounds and positions in society, working with different levels of education (from lower practical education to university) and innovative ways of transferring knowledge (interaction, participation and experience).

Critical Mass organizes study tours, conferences, interactive workshops, lectures, publications and exhibitions that are aimed at increasing the knowledge amongst adolescents of social processes leading to conflict. Target groups vary from pupils in lower practical education or high school to university and college students. Besides, we address professionals and adults interested in our themes.

The organisation currently employs eight people (part- and fulltime), four interns, and is proud to have an active pool of about 40-50 volunteers.

Philosophy and INBOX Methodology
As mentioned above, Critical Mass activities and installations are always interactive. Besides, participants in any activity never only observe, they also participate and experience. By working this way, information gets absorbed more easily, and people are triggered to actively think about and discuss subjects we present. Our volunteers are trained specifically to guide this process of education, and to avoid moral judgment. We believe that participants should experience the freedom and time to put their own positions into words, and express them in open discussion. Therefore showing respect, being open minded and knowing one’s own position is important for anyone applying this methodology. The workshop ‘The INBOX Methodology: A Toolbox for Dealing with Diversity and Conflict’ will pay extensive attention to all aspects mentioned. Please see the project description for more information on working methods.

Please check out our website for further information on Critical Mass.

Contact for questions:

Eline van der Noord

Website: http://www.criticalmass.nu


Phone: +31 3 2714956


The following expenses will be covered by the workshop organizer: - Your travel expenses, provided that all participants book with low budget airlines or travel by train. - Food and lodging costs from 15-01-2010 (afternoon) to 21-01-2010 (afternoon) - Costs for travelling during the workshop, for workshop purposes. - Costs for visa Not covered: - Drinks at the bar or anything apart from the package - Personal expenses
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