Hermine Papikyan


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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Hermine Papikyan

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Current occupation

Full time youth worker, project manager in civic education, freelance trainer

Work experience

Project Responsible/Youth Worker, 2013 – present
“KASA” Humanitarian Swiss Foundation, Gyumri, Armenia
 Coordinate project on civic society development
 Create educational tools/games for self-assessment and self-development
 Year-round coaching and mentoring for young people
 Organize PR and presentation activities for the project;
 Recruit, interview, and coordinate volunteers' work for the foundation;
 Perform event management in Non-Formal Education methods;
 Organize public events, training courses, and youth initiatives
 Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones;
 Prepare information package for project components, training courses and various events;

Trainer/Facilitator 2014 – present
“KASA” Humanitarian Swiss Foundation Gyumri, Armenia
 Outline training sessions; Deliver training on 'Professional Development Skills' (with Non-Formal Education methods);
 Adaptation of non-formal education methods; Evaluation of participants' progress; Develop project progress

Freelance Trainer 2012-present
 Specialized in the topics of project management, civic society, volunteering, personal development and self-reflection, competence development, intercultural communication, Non-formal education, Non-formal education methodology, community need assessment, community mapping, establishment of youth clubs, coaching and mentoring, etc.

Armenian Language Tutor 2011 – present
Birthright Armenia/Depi Hayq Gyumri, Armenia
 Teach Eastern Armenian to Diasporas Armenian alumni; Prepare additional internet, visual and audio materials for better understanding of the new learning material; Plan, organize and follow-up with teaching activities

Project Specialist 2007 – 2013
Shirak Competitiveness Center Foundation Gyumri, Armenia
 Project management; Grant proposal preparation; Development of progress reports, proposals and relevant documentation;
 Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones; Ensure smooth process of outgoing and incoming correspondences; Translate documents, regulations, training and information materials; Event management (trade-fairs, seminars, conferences, forums, etc.)
 Facilitate training, seminars and forums

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Educational pathway

Formal Education
Yerevan State Linguistic University, 2002 – 2007
Masters, Teacher of English and French, Linguist

Non Formal Education
Training for Youth Workers
(Ministry of Sport and Youth affairs) Armenia, Gyumri, 2017
• Youth work competences
• Youth workers role and responsibilities
• Coaching and mentoring for youth

“Enter”from Policy to Action, Strasbourg, France, 2016
• Social rights of young people
• Recommendation for social inclusion of young people

Young People in Conflict Countries, Tatras, Slovakia, 2016
 Peace and tolerance
 Solidarity in the society

Youth Empowerment, Kiev, Belarus, 2015
• European Voluntary Service
• Youth participation
• Networking

Training of Trainers, Dilijan, Armenia, 2015
• Coaching vs mentoring
• Coaching and mentoring principals

Training About Simulation Games, Chisinau, Moldova, 2014
 Simulation game rules and design
 Practicing simulation games
 Learning to Learn

Challenging Locality, Warsaw, Poland, 2013
 Community integration
 Social inclusion
 Community research

Entrepreneurship Beyond Boarders, Washington DC, USA, 2012

 Conflict Resolution
 Enterprise Management
 Branding, Advertisement

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (beginner) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (beginner) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) New Information Technologies
  • (beginner) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (beginner) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Armenian
  • (fluent) English
  • (good) French
  • (fluent) Russian

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This profile was last modified on 2019-06-20

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