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Elena A. Russo

About:

Willing to grow as a resourceful trainer, a curious facilitator and an adventurous coach... I consider myself an untiring learner whose toolbox is always updating.

I am passioned for personal development, conflict transformation, emotional intelligence, sustainable lifestyle and community wellbeing.

I mainly work using creativity, embodiment and awareness. I love leading to challenge own limits and root the learning in depth, dressing it all with a pinch of magic. Would you try it out?!

Elena A. Russo has 10 references for past work as a trainer.

Elena A. Russo

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Current occupation

Trainer, facilitator & coach

Work experience

MENTOR - 2019
- Short-term ESCrs with fewer opportunities (Olde Vechte Foundation, The Netherlands) Erasmus+

COACH - 2019
- I coach couples with NFE strategies to boost reciprocity in their relationship, in therapeutical context as well as in the framework of experiential tourism. Private businness
- Short-term ESC with fewer opportunities (Olde Vechte Foundation, The Netherlands) Erasmus+

TRAINER OF TRAINERS - since 2018
- Advocacy and NFE (JEF and EYF, Germany) Erasmus +
- Conflict transformation (UNOY, The Netherlands) Council of Europe

FACILITATOR - since 2018
- Sustainable lifestyle and personal development (IDC & ADHC, France) Erasmus+
- Sustainability and active citizenship (Kora, Italy) Erasmus+

TRAINER - since 2015
- Peace education, personal development and outdoor (ICPI, Georgia; Eurbox and Scambieuropei, Italy) Erasmus+
- Soft skills (Eufemia, Italy) Erasmus+

PROJECT MANAGER - 2015-2017
- Confidence building (ICPI, Georgia) Coberm EU/UNDP
- Peace education (Rondine Citadel of Peace, Italy) Erasmus+

PROJECT WRITER - since 2014
- Confidence building (ICPI, Georgia) Erasmus+
- Peace building and personal development (Rondine Citadel of Peace, Scambieuropei & Eurobox, Italy) Erasmus+
- Soft skills (Eufemia, Italy) Erasmus +
- Sustainability and active citizenship (Kora, Italy) Erasmus +


* PLANS for the FUTURE *

I intend to work more and more in training youth workers in soft skills, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving, conflict transformation and group management.

To make it happen, I am currently working in designing a project on emotional intelligence through the use of music, body movement and colours as well as one on leadership through theatrical and outdoor challenges.

Last but not least, as I believe love is the biggest force to making things happen, I am creating with a collegue of mine a retreat on love and sex awareness and expression.

Educational pathway

FORMAL EDUCATION

PhD in Human Science (anthropological curriculum) University of Perugia - 2014-2018.
I carried out an ethnography on the intergenerational myth of origins, exile and return among Georgian IDPs (internally displaced persons). The research included a focus on anthropology of formal and informal education (during the fielwork).
The PhD gave me the opportunity of practicing public speaking (presenting the research at seminars and conferences) and lecturing (I delivered a 2-month NFL workshop); then I learnt how to communicate with both grassroots and institutional stakeholders, as well as organising cultural events (volunteering in conference organisation and implementation) .

NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

Since 2014 I have attended an avarage of 3 trainings (courses, workshops, retreats, etc.) per year on personal and professional development. Most recent ones have been on:
- mindfulness (2018, 2019)
- oppressed theatre (2019)
- emotional intelligence (2018)
- coaching (2017, 2018, 2019)
- storytelling and media (2018).

In 2014 I experienced a long-term EVS in Tbilisi that 'launched' me into youth non-formal education projects as a 'professional wannabe' (Droni Youth Organisation, Georgia).

** A good trainer is first of all a curious and motivated learner, and I like to see my-self as hungry of new adventures and competence and experience. **

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) 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

  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (beginner) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) Georgian
  • (beginner) German
  • (fluent) Italian
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Lives@Screens - phase 1

    Validated (2019-08-06)
    The training activity took place
    in Italy
    organised by ICPI
    17- 24 september 2016
    Reference person

    Ana Pilauri

    (project manager of ICPI)
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  • ToT Transforming Narratives - online training

    Validated (2019-09-03)
    The training activity took place
    in online
    organised by UNOY peacebuilders
    01.02-01.04 2018
    Reference person

    Imre Veeneman

    (project manager and coordinator)
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  • PracticeLab of ethnography

    Validated (2019-09-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Narni (Terni), Italy
    organised by University of Perugia
    04th,08th,11th,16th and 18th of May 2017
    Reference person

    Cristina Papa

    (Professor of Anthropology of Violence at the University of Perugia and Coordinator of PhD students in Human and Social Sciences)
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  • ToT Transforming Narratives - offline training

    Validated (2019-09-10)
    The training activity took place
    in The Hague, the Netherlands
    organised by UNOY
    8-15.04.2018
    Reference person

    Ivan Kobelev

    (co-trainer)
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  • TC Peace is made of small things

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-09-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Amandola, Italy
    organised by Eurobox
    23-28 July 2015
  • TC Live the Other: Experience Yourself

    Validated (2019-09-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Rondine, Italy
    organised by Rondine Cittadella della Pace
    28th September – 4th October, 2014
    Reference person

    Bernardo Venturi

    (Director Rondine Cittadella della Pace in 2014)
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  • YE Freek

    Validated (2019-09-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Lastours, France
    organised by ADHC
    4 th – 13 th October 2018
    Reference person

    Nicolas Mibelli

    (project writer & coordinator)
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  • YE Another Tomorrow

    Validated (2019-09-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Lastours, France
    organised by ADHC
    22-30/10/2018
    Reference person

    Nicolas Mibelli

    (Project writer and coordinator)
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  • ToT Road to the Future

    Validated (2019-09-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Werbellinsee, Germany
    organised by JEF Belgium and Germany
    22-29 June 2019
    Reference person

    Michał Rybacki

    (Project coordinator / JEF Europe)
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  • YE I am European

    Validated (2019-09-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Lastours, France
    organised by IDC
    25th April - 5th May 2019
    Reference person

    Davide Ricca

    (co-facilitator)
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This profile was last modified on 2019-09-10

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