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Atanas Genkov

About:

I love to work with people and to design meaningful, creative and fun training experiences.
And that is how I gathered 10 years of training experience in personal development, youth work, leadership and sustainability.
Trainer partners and participants describe me as extremely enthusiastic, professional, devoted, caring, creative, passionate, skilled and adaptive.
Get in touch and find out how we can together turn your educational events into a huge success for you and your participants!

Atanas Genkov has 10 references for past work as a trainer.

Atanas Genkov

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Current occupation

Trainer - facilitator - consultant - host

Work experience

Professional Experience

August 2015 - now
Trainer and consultant in leadership and strategic planning towards sustainability
Working with various organisations, such as GFTK (Nairobi, Kenya), Metabolic and Knowmads (Amsterdam, NL).

April 2011 - now
Trainer in NFE and youthwork
Designed and developed training courses on personal development, coaching, youth work, trainings for trainers and more, for organisations, such as European Federation for Intercultural Learning, Erasmus Student Network, AFS, AIESEC, Habitat, Synergy, Olde Vechte (NL) and many more.

July 2011 – June 2014
„Erasmus+/Youth in Action” National Agency in Bulgaria
External Trainer: • Developing and delivering national and International training courses for the Bulgarian National Agency of the “Youth in Action” programme. Developing training methods, techniques and tools.

Project assessor: • Executing quality evaluation of project proposals within all actions, including the National Youth Programme. • Taking part in assessment commissions and providing professional expertise on the proposals.

Coach and multiplier: • Coaching YiA projects, action 1.1 and 1.2 - youth exchanges and initiatives; supporting their realisation. • Multiplying and spreading information about “Youth in action”; consulting and supporting NGOs.

April 2011 – December 2014
Euro Perspectives Foundation – Sofia, Bulgaria
Project manager and consultant: • Creation and development of projects; trainings planning and implementation; • Project management; team coordination; resource management and optimisation;

April 2012 – December 2013
Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Programme by UNDP – Sofia, Bulgaria
External Trainer: • Delivering regional training courses for library staff throughout the country.

September 2010 – March 2011
Swiss Virtual Business School – Toronto, Canada
E-learning coordinator & Media Developer: • Project planning (scheduling and management of course development). • Media development of e-learning interactive courses (in Flash/Actionscript, etc.). • Graphic Design (in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator).

June 2009 – August 2010
Centre for Sustainable Regional Development – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Project manager, educational coordinator: • Development and managing diverse projects; • Coordination the educational activities of the centre;

November 2004 – May 2009
AIESEC (www.aiesec.org) – Bulgaria / Czech Republic
National Committee President, AIESEC Bulgaria:
• Managing & Coaching the National Committee team in their development towards achieving the planned goals. • Managing and controlling the Financial Sustainability & Legality of the operations of the organisation. • Development and realisation of trainings & seminars for the management body of the organisation. • Ensuring the Long-term Strategy, and the good Accountability and Governance of the organisation. • Internal & External representation • Brand Awareness education among the members and partners.

June 2005 – August 2007
ERA Balkan Estate Ltd. (www.era.com) – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Customer relations – International clients:
• Building Customer relations with clients from UK, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, etc. • Development of Sales strategies, direct sales and consulting services • Communication with international partners;
Advertising consultant & Webmaster: • Advertising strategies development and advertisement design; • Web design and optimisation of the web platforms of the company;


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Voluntary Work Experience

January 2003 – June 2005
Community Donation Fund – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Coordinator of volunteers: • Developing & managing projects and charity events • Coordinating the volunteers in the projects of the foundation;

November 2004 – June 2005
ROTARACT – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Secretary: • Coordinating the meetings and the activities of the club • Project development;

October 2002 – June 2004
“Stop Energy Waste” Project at UNESCO Club – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Organiser of trainings in environmental issues: • Organising interactive trainings in ecology, renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and others;

September 2002 – May 2004
YMCA – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Youth leader and organiser of youth camps: • Organising youth camps • Leading small groups of children: 8-12 years of age

April 2002 – March 2004
Debate Club – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Organiser of public activities: • Organising public debates • Taking part in competitions and forums

Educational pathway

Education and Training

September 2014 - June 2015
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Masters degree in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability.
• Strategic Sustainable Development • Leadership in Complexity • Systems Thinking • Organisational development • Diversity and Cross-System Connection • Innovation for Sustainability • Strategic Planning for Sustainability;

October 2004 – February 2009
Veliko Tarnovo University "St. Cyril and St. Methodius", Bulgaria
Bachelor of Computer Sciences /Excellent Score/:
• Programming Methodology • Artificial Intelligence • Computer Graphics • Multimedia Systems • Web Programming • E-Business • Project Creation & Management • Management • English Language;

September 2006 – January 2007
Czech University of Life Sciences – Prague, Czech Republic
Certificate for completed semester of Master studies /Erasmus programme/:
• Management • Cooperative Business • E-business • Computer Sciences • English • German • Czech Language;

September 1999 – May 2004
National Aprilov High school – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
High School degree of English Language and Culture /Excellent Score/

July 2005 – October 2016
Synergy Network – Ommen, The Netherlands
A set of 7 Personal Development Trainings /including Training for Trainers and Coaches/:
• Self-awareness • NLP • Coaching • Non-formal education • Leadership & Communication skills • Integrity • Emotional Intelligence • Personal Effectiveness • HR Management • Conflict & Stress Management • Family and Business Constellations;

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (advanced) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (expert) Families
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Africa
  • (advanced) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (advanced) Latin America
  • (intermediate) North-North Cooperation
  • (advanced) North-South Co-operation
  • (expert) South East Europe

Other skills

Sustainable Development, Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Art of Hosting, Participatory Leadership, Systems Thinking, Family and Business Constellations;

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Bulgarian
  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (intermediate) German
  • (good) Macedonian
  • (intermediate) Russian

Trainer references

  • Mid-term evaluation for EVS Volunteers

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-05-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Sofia, Bulgaria
    organised by NA Bulgaria
    10-13.02.2012
  • Event Wise - Personal Development Training

    Validated (2017-01-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Ommen, The Netherlands
    organised by Olde Vechte (YMCA The Netherlands)
    14-21 Nov 2009
    Reference person

    Panagiotis Mamouzakis

    (Co-trainer)
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  • Leadership Development Seminar

    Validated (2017-05-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Osijek, Croatia
    organised by AIESEC Croatia
    27-31 May 2009
    Reference person

    Catarina Cunha

    (Organiser - President of AIESEC Croatia 2009/2010)
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  • How to be more effective - International TC on networking

    Validated (2017-01-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Primorsko, Bulgaria
    organised by European Network of Youth Centres
    6-9 September 2012
    Reference person

    Maria Tasheva

    (co-trainer)
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  • Show your life - TC on media and youthwork

    Validated (2017-01-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Hollókő, Hungary
    organised by Egyesek Youth Association
    31/10/2012 – 11/11/2012
    Reference person

    Eszter Korányi

    (trainer)
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  • Coaching in Action

    Validated (2017-01-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Ommen, The Netherlands
    organised by Olde Vechte Foundation
    7-16 January 2013
    Reference person

    Marco Vlaming

    (Organiser)
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  • Group Wise

    Validated (2017-01-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Ommen, The Netherlands
    organised by Olde Vechte Foundation
    9-21 March 2013
    Reference person

    Marco Vlaming

    (Organiser)
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  • Find Your Place - Empowering Youth for Active Participation through Nature Experience

    Validated (2017-01-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Glücksburg, Germany
    organised by Youth in Action, German NA
    8-14 June 2013
    Reference person

    Hazel Low

    (Mentor of the project)
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  • EDUK8 Training for Trainers

    Validated (2017-10-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Cluj Napoca, Romania
    organised by Erasmus Student Network
    13-22 August 2013
    Reference person

    Eliza Popper

    (Coordinator of the project)
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  • Coach Me, Coach You

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-01-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Doni Lozen (Sofia), Bulgaria
    organised by AIESEC Bulgaria
    29/10-7/11/2013

This profile was last modified on 2017-01-09

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