Esther Vallado

About:

My dream is a planet in which humans live in harmony with themselves, each other and their environment.
Non-formal learning, sustainability and nature conservation are my greatest passions.
My trainings have a strong psychological component.
I invite you to experience self-discovery, to become inspired and empowered.
My goal is to make the world a better place, one training at a time.

Esther Vallado has 8 references for past work as a trainer.

Esther Vallado

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Current occupation

EU Project Manager, NGO Manager and freelance international NFL trainer

Work experience

October 2023 The Gift of Re-membering: Awakening Ecological Consciousness, for Learning for Change, in Bulgaria;

October 2023 Greening International Youth Mobilities, for Naturfreunde Jugend Deutschlands, in Asturias, Spain;

August 2022 Live Sustainably II (9 days), for Szatyor Association, in Hungary;

May 2022 Stories for a New World, for Art Kruh, in Slovakia;

March 2022 Youth Digital Communication, for Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), in Austria;

March 2022 - Youth & Mental Health, for International Young Naturefriends (IYNF) in Nea Makri, Greece;

January 2022 - Time for Youth to Speak Climate, for Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), in Narva, Estonia;

November 2021 - Let’s Play, for International Young Naturefriends (IYNF) in Hannover, Germany;

October 2021 - Building Eco-Literacy in Youthwork, for the Youth@Work Partnership and the Spanish National Agency in Santander, Spain;

August 2021 - Let the Climate Game Begin, for International Young Naturefriends (IYNF) in Lahti, Finland;

April 2021 - Climate Justice – Just a Game?, for International Young Naturefriends (IYNF), online;

September 2019 - Live Sustainably, for Biodiversa, in Asturias, Spain;

March 2019 - Patterns of Activism, for International Young NatureFriends (IYNF) in Riga, Latvia;

October 2017 - Wake Up, Green Up! 2nd edition, for the Spanish National Agency, in Mollina, Spain;

August 2016 - Transatlantic Summer Academy on Sustainability, for InterCultur, in Bremen University, Germany;

June 2016 - Wake Up, Green Up!, for the French NA, organised in the framework of SALTO ToT 15th edition, near Lyon, France;

May 2015 - Training Course "Connecting with Nature", for Asociación Biodiversa, in Asturias, Spain;

April 2015 - Training course "Supporting Youth Creating Green Start-Ups", for Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), in Asturias, Spain;

March 2015 - Training Course "Environmental Training for Eco-Trainers", for Youth and Environment Europe, in Rügen, Wiek, Germany;

August 2014 - Training course "Follow-up and Impact of International Projects", for Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), in Valmiera, Latvia;

May 2014 - Session on "Transformative Learning", during the networking conference of International Young Nature Friends, in Volterra, Italy;

May 2014 - Training course "Ruralize Yourself!", for Biodiversa, in Asturias, Spain;

April 2014 - Rural entrepreneurship session within a Jean Monnet workshop, in an Institute for Secondary Education, Asturias, Spain;

October 2013 - Training course "Youth for Rivers", for Youth and Environment Europe, in Aghveran, Armenia;

June 2013 - Training course "Transition Communities: alternatives for a sustainable city life", for Biodiversa, in Asturias, Spain;

March 2013 - Experience sharing session within a seminar on "YiA and youth entrepreneurship", in Asturias, Spain;

February 2013 - Environmental education session within training course for instructors of recreational activities, in Asturias, Spain;

October 2012 - Training course “Small Foot: How to reduce your Ecological Footprint”, for Biodiversa, in Asturias, Spain.

Educational pathway

- BSc in Environmental Sciences
- Natural Resources Management Technician

These give me a scientific and academic background on the main topic of my trainings: environmental issues, sustainability and nature conservation.

- SALTO ToT 2015/2016
- Schumacher Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation

These (and other smaller-scale trainings for trainers that I attended) added more competences to my trainer profile.

I am a constant learner, so I keep reading, attending trainings and approaching any daily-life challenge as a learning experience that can enrich my professional competences.

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (beginner) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (beginner) Creativity & Art
  • (beginner) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (beginner) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (beginner) Financial Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (intermediate) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (beginner) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (beginner) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (beginner) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Intercultural Teams

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) European Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) South East Europe

Other skills

Dragon Dreaming project management skills

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) French
  • (fluent) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Transition Communities: alternatives for a sustainable city life

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-02-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Valeri, Asturias, Spain
    organised by Biodiversa
    27 May - 2 June 2013
  • Small Foot: How to reduce your ecological footprint

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-10-27)
    The training activity took place
    in Valeri, Asturias, Spain
    organised by Biodiversa
    29 Sept - 7 Oct 2012
  • Youth for Rivers

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-11-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Aghveran, Armenia
    organised by Balta Daba
    6-12 Oct 2013
  • Ruralise Yourself!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-09-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Valeri, Spain
    organised by Biodiversa
    5-11 May 2014
  • Follow-up and Impact of International Projects

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-09-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Valmiera, Latvia
    organised by Youth and Environment Europe and Balta Daba
    8-14 August 2014
  • Environmental Training for Eco-Trainers (ET4ET)

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Rügen, Wiek, Germany
    organised by Youth and Environment Europe
    19th-27th March 2015
  • Supporting Youth Creating Start-Ups

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-04-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Valeri, Asturias, Spain
    organised by Youth and Environment Europe
    16th-24th April 2015
  • Wake Up, Green Up!

    Validated (2021-12-13)
    The training activity took place
    in CEULAJ, Mollina, Spain
    organised by Spanish National Agency
    22-28 October 2017
    Reference person

    Eda Bakir

    (Co-trainer)
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This profile was last modified on 2023-07-28

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