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Ilona Olehlova

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I entranced non-formal education as EVS volunteer. Step by step I became involved in youth exchanges, training courses or recently under Erasmus + Programme also in capacity building activities. Besides working on international level I also work on local level especially on issues such as intercultural dialogue or peace reconciliation.
And I am always looking for the ways how to bring creative writing in the game...

Ilona Olehlova has 7 references for past work as a trainer and added 9 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Ilona Olehlova

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Current occupation

freelance trainer/facilitator

Work experience

starting from May 2014
freelance trainer/facilitator/project consultant
in relation to youth work delivering especially trainings realized with support of Erasmus + Programme (Key Action 1 and Key Action 2) or various donors including embassies e.g. project “The Role of Youth in Peacekeeping and conflict preventation", supported by British Embassy in Skopje and implemented by ALDA Skopje in 2016-2017

March 2011 - May 2014
project coordinator/trainer
Volunteers Centre Skopje, NGO

February 2010 - 31 January 2011
Programme Assistant (UNV volunteer)
the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA

September – December 2010
project coordinator/trainer
Volunteers Centre Skopje, NGO

January 2007 - May 2007
Journalist
Rave Media Group s.r.o

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Educational pathway

NON-FORMAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

I have been implementing non-formal education based activities in various settings (international/local), working mainly with young people including young people with fewer opportunities but also with youth workers or youth leaders. Below you can find information on few of the activities that I was part of through the years.

May, June 2018
Capacity building project (Erasmus +, KA2) 'Dive Deeper into Social Entrepreneurship' implemented with support of EACEA by Youth Alliance Krusevo. Main goal: to increase understanding on social entrepreneurship. Involved in delivering of two training courses in Bulgaria and Portugal focused on crowdfunding and cross-sectorial cooperation in framework of social entrepreneurship.
Link: http://www.dive.youthalliance.org.mk/about_2.html

1.3. - 9. 3. 2018
Training Course 'Intercultural Dialogue through Creative Writing' implemented with support of British Council by Youth4Future. Main goal to increase competencies of youth workers and leaders to apply techniques and methods of creative writing in the process of intercultural learning.

mid - 2017 - end 2018
Capacity Building Project (Erasmus +, KA2) 'Fighting Gender Inequality by Youth Work' implemented with support of EACEA by Youth for Social Changes. Involved in several project activities including seminar addressing gender issues and training course focused on campaigning. Responsible to maintain project web blog: https://gender4foryou.wordpress.com/, social media of the project.

6.10. - 15. 10. 2017
Training course 'Writing is Rewriting' implemented with support of Latvian National Agency by Room of Fulfilled Dreams. Main goal: to introduce creative writing as tool to address stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination and radicalization.
Link to project blog: https://writetorewrite.tumblr.com/

23.10. - 31.10. 2016
Training course 'Introduction to Youth Project Management' implemented as part of capacity building project under Key Action 2 'Project Management Academy'. Main goal to develop project management competencies of youth workers.
Link: https://projectmanagementacademyweb.wordpress.com/

1.10. - 10.10. 2016
Training course 'Outdoor Gives More', implemented under Key Action 1 with main goal to provide youth workers an opportunities to experience outdoor based education and reflect on the ways of applying outdoor based education in their practices.
Link: http://outdoortc.tumblr.com/

25.06. - 3.7. 2015
Training course 'Creative Writing +', implemented as part of strategic partnership project entitle 'Creative Learning Cookbook'. The training course focus on exploring various ways of using creating writing methods and tools at youth work.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/creativelearningcookbook/?fref=ts

25.04. - 1.5. 2015
Training course 'Art for Community Development', focus on exploring different possibilities of community development based on art, Prerov, Czech Republic.
Link: http://reconnectcz.tumblr.com/

October/November 2014
Trainer involved in Local Project 'Local Innitiatives for Active Youth Participation' implemented by National Youth Council of Macedonia with support of British Embassy in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

21.06. - 29.06. 2014
Training Course 'Creativity at Youth Work' exploring the sources of creativity and giving the participants an opportunity to reflect on the way of including various creative methods and techniques to their work, Macedonia.
LINK: http://creativitayw.tumblr.com/

09.06. - 18.06. 2014
Training Course 'PE: Europe Without Boarders' focusing on peace education and work in post-conflict areas and bridging young people coming from divided communities, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

31.03. - 09.04. 2014
Training Course 'We All Are Made of Stories' focusing on uses of storytelling in learning and personal growth, Latvia.
LINK: http://storyou.tumblr.com/

22.03. - 30.03. 2014
Training course 'The Key Word Gender' tackling the issues of gender, sex, gender based discrimination, Macedonia.
Link: http://ngokonstruktor.wordpress.com/

01.03. - 10. 03. 2014
Training course 'NFE: Let the Young People Learn' focused on recognition of non-formal education and exploring new non-formal based tools and methods supporting active youth participation, Macedonia.
LINK: http://issuu.com/vcsvoices/docs/nfe_let_the_young_people_learn

15.12. - 20.12. 2013
PBA "The Real Deal", partnership building activity organised by the Macedonian,
Finnish and Swedish National Agencies of the Youth in Action (YiA) Programme, Macedonia.

09.09. - 18.09. 2013
Study Visit "Brain Opener", tackling the issue of discrimination and social exclusion, Macedonia.

10.5. - 18.5. 2013
Training Course "WoW - Working on Work", tackling youth unemployment and focus on developing skills and competencies needed in job seeking process, Armenia.

6.4. - 15.4. 2013
Training Course "Human Rights in Spotlight"
reflecting human rights issues and advocacy for human rights, Macedonia.

2.3. - 10. 3. 2013
Training course "Change Laboratory: Second Floor" focusing on social entrepreneurship, Macedonia.

7.10. - 16. 10. 2012
Training course tackling the issue of social exclusion and working with young people with fewer opportunities "Bridging Divided Communities", Macedonia

27.07. - 05.08. 2012
Training course about entrepreneurship as a mean of personal and professional development "Change for Change", Latvia.

07.05 – 16.05.2012
Training course about media education and literacy “MediaED Lab“, Latvia.

10.04. – 19.04.2012
Training course about communication and personal development “Improve Social & Life Skills of Young People”, Macedonia.

04.03 – 13. 03.2012
Training course about conflict and conflict management “Focus on Conflict”, Macedonia.

13.11. – 21.11.2011
Training course about using media tools in peace – building education "Focus on: video and photo as tools for peace building", Portugal.

22.10. – 30.10.2011
Training course about using media as tools for promotion volunteerism and voluntary work “Media as Partners in Promotion of Volunteering”, Macedonia.

17.09.2011 – 24.09.2011
Training course about sustainability in project management “Sustainable Project Management”, Macedonia.

07.08.2011-14.08.2011
Training course about creative thinking and creative writing techniques in youth work and non-formal education "Thinkertoys for Educators", Latvia.

26.04.2011 – 04.05.2011
Training course about team work and leadership in groups of young people with diverse ethnical and social backgrounds “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”, Macedonia.

08.04.2011 – 17.04.2011
Training course about using outdoor activities in youth work “Adventureship”, Macedonia.

20.03. – 2011 – 29.03. 2011
Study visit of organization working with groups facing social stigmatization and antidiscrimination “Distorted Realities”, Macedonia.

07. – 17.3.2011
Training course about globalization and migration “We All Are on the Way”, Macedonia.

18.02. – 28.02.2011
Training course about active involvement of young people in their local communities through using various media tools “Get Involved”, Macedonia.

02.07.2010 – 10.07.2010
Training course about media, social campaign and advertisements “Behind the Screen, Behind the Words, Macedonia.

11.06.2009 -1 9.06.2009
Leadership training for managers of non-governmental organizations and project coordinators "Creative Leadership", Macedonia.


COORDINATOR/FACILITATOR OF YOUTH EXCHANGES

04.02.2011 - 12.02.2011
Youth exchange about using methods and tools of creative writing for social inclusion "Words Can Hurt, Words Can Help: the Power of the Stories", Latvia.

22.09.2009 - 30.09.2009
Youth Exchange about street dance "Met on the Streets of Macedonia", Macedonia.

EXPERIENCE IN EVS FIELD

01.08.2008 – 31.09.2009
EVS volunteer in Macedonia.

REVIEW OF NON - FORMAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES – LONG TERM TRAINING COURSES

Training of trainers for Human Rights Education with young people organized by Council of Europe.
September 2011 – May 2012
(including e-learning phase and residential seminar in Budapest)

Long term training course "Let's train - Peace Education" initiated by SALTO EECA with the support of the Polish National Agency for Youth (FRSE) including training course in Georgia (03. - 10.2010), coaching phase and implementing developed actions and evaluation meeting Let’s Follow Up taking place in Warsaw (07. 10. – 12. 10. 2011).


FORMAL EDUCATION

September 2005 - January 2008
Master of Political Science
Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Science, Czech Republic

September 2002 - May 2005
Bachelor of Media Science and Journalism and Political Science
Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Science, Czech Republic

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Graphic design, creative writing

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Czech
  • (fluent) English
  • (good) Macedonian

Trainer references

  • Focus on: video and photo as tools for peace building

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-01-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Lisbon, Portugal
    organised by Associação Spin para o Intercâmbio
    13.11. – 21.11.2011
  • MediaED LAB

    Validated (2018-01-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Riga and Bernati, Latvia
    organised by Association Room of Fulfi lled Dreams
    07.05.2012 - 16.05.2012
    Reference person

    Inese Priedite

    (Organiser)
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  • We All Are on the Way

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-06-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Struga, Macedonia
    organised by Citizen Forum Denica
    07. – 17.3.2011
  • Adventureship

    Validated (2018-05-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Skopje and Struga, Macedonia
    organised by Volunteers Centre Skopje
    08.04. - 17.04.2011
    Reference person

    Nikola Stankoski

    (organiser)
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  • Volunteering is simple

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-03-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Struga, Macedonia
    organised by Europe 2.0
    18.08.- 26.08.2012
  • Training Course: WoW - Working on Work

    Validated (2018-06-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Dilijan, Armenia
    organised by Armenian Progressive Youth NGO
    10-18th of May, 2013
    Reference person

    Grigor Yeritsyan

    (co-trainer )
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  • Introduction to Youth Project Management

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-06)
    The training activity took place
    in Durres, Albania
    organised by Youth for Social Changes
    23.10. - 31.10. 2016

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