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Ilze Jece

About:

I am facilitator, trainer and holistic body therapist. In activities I integrate embodied learning (movement therapy, yoga, bodywork, acrobatics) and various psychological, pedagogical tools to create a playful, creative and inspiring learning process for everyone. I have traveled the World, lived in different communities and facilitated social change on very different levels, thus I feel ease working with international groups and find joy in empowering individuals to discover their potential.

Ilze Jece has 6 references for past work as a trainer and added 2 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Ilze Jece

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Current occupation

Freelance youth trainer, NGO professional and holistic practicioner

Work experience

Recent courses:

Training course: "Introduction to Embodied Facilitation", Latvian National Agency, 2.06.-04.06. 2017. in Latvia. Trainer and project developer.

Training course "Global Education and Youth Work", People in Peril, 24.10.-29.10.2016. in Slovakia. Trainer.

Training course "Your Body is Your Statement", KOBIETY, 11.09.-20.09.2016. in Poland. Trainer.

Training course "Embodied Peacebuilding", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, 12.07.-21.07.2016. in Latvia. Trainer and project initiator.

European Peace Summit "Connecting Minds – Unleashing Potential", 03.04.-07.04.2016. in Hungary. Workshop leader and yoga teacher.

Training course "Green entrepreneurship", Planetum, 04.03.-12.03.2016. in Macedonia. Trainer.

Workshop "Learning Creative Learning", Room of Fulfilled Room, 27.02.2016. Workshop leader.

Training course "Step together- mentoring", Latvian NA, 24.02.-26.02.2016. Trainer

Training course "Creativity and entrepreneurship embodied", Radi Vidi Pats, 20.02.-21.02.2016 in Latvia, Trainer.

Training course "DeCarbonize our Future", Homo Ecos, 24.08.-31.08.2015. in Latvia Trainer.

Training course "Embodied leadership", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, 28.05.- 07.06.2015. Trainer.

Training course "Green Urban Cycles", Radi Vidi Pats, 10.05.-18.05.2015. Trainer and project coordiantor.

Workshop ''Creative leadership'', Radi Vidi Pats, Latvia, 25.10.-26.10.2014. Trainer.

Training course ''Follow-up and impact of international youth projects'', Youth Environment Europe, Latvia, 9.08.-15.08.2014. Trainer.

Training course ''Urban Green Citizenship'', International Young Naturefriends, 20.07.-28.07.2014. Trainer and project iniciator.

Training course ''Coaching as an approach in youth work'', Latvian NA, 9.04.-11.04.2014.

Training course "Creative bodies", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, Latvia, 11.09.-19.09.2013. Trainer.

Training course "Women for Planet", Youth Environment Europe&Epeka, Slovenia, 01.06.-08.06.2013. Trainer.

International Conference "Redefining activism!", International Young Naturefriends, Slovakia, 21.04.-26.04.2013. Project coordinator and facilitator.

Training course "Green Toolbox in Action", Homo Ecos, Latvia, 8.04.- 14.04,2013. Trainer.

Study session "Youth encountering environmental human rights" , International Young Naturefriends& Council of Europe, Hungary, 23.02.- 02.03.2013. Course director.

Training course "Green Urban Living", UK National Agency, United Kingdom, 17.01.-23.01.2013. Trainer.

"Planning Weekend 2012 -sustainability in youth work", International Young Naturefriends, Poland, 12.09.2012.-16.09.2012. Project coordinator and facilitator.

18th ASEF University "Conscious Consumers for Environmental Sustainability", Asia- Europe Foundation, Estonia, 18.08.2012.-01.09.2012. Facilitator.

Training course "''Change for Change'', Room of fulfilled dreams, Latvia, 29.07.2012-30.07.2012. Trainer on embodied learning through movement and bodywork.

"Sustainable youth work meeting", IYNF, Hungary, 15.05.2012.- 20.05.2012. Project coordinator and facilitator.

Training course "Climate Change", UK National Agency, British Council Germany, UNEP/GRID, Germany, 23.04.2012.- 28.04.2012. Trainer.

Various training courses for YIA Agency of Latvia, 08.2005- 12.2011.

India Youth Forum, Youtimes, 28.03.2012.- 01.04.2012, India. Expert on environmental issues.

Training course "TC - creative approaches and methods in YiA", Latvian National Agency of YiA, Latvia, 14.12.2011.-18.12.2011. Trainer.

Training course "Environment deserves education", Radi Vidi Pats, Latvia, 28.08.2010.-6.09.2010. Trainer.

Regional trainings about Non-formal education and programme Youth in Action for teachers, youth workers and young people, YIA of Latvia, Latvia, June-July 2010. Trainer.

Training for EVS mentors, YIA Agency in Latvia, Latvia, 14.05.2010.- 15.05.2010. Trainer.

Seminar "Different Cultures- Equal Genders", Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, Azerbaijan, 29.03.2010.- 05.04.2010. Facilitator.

Training course "CReACTIVE. Children Rights in Action", Liepajas Jaunie Vanagi, Latvia. 29.12.2009.- 06.01.2010. Facilitator.

Training course "Stop Fear, Start Action!", Youth Association for the Protection of Nature, Germany. 10.12.2009.- 12.12.2009. Trainer.

Training course "Getting Glocal Zooming Environment", Global Educators and Trajectorya Youth Organization, Estonia. 13.11.2009.- 21.11.2009. Trainer.

International leadership camp ''Camp Rising Sun'', The George E. Jonas Foundation, Denmark. 21.06.2009.- 26.08.2009. Wellness Counselor, facilitator of workshops on holistic health, global education, community activism and social justice issues.

Scandinavian Fresh Food Festival, Lolland, Denmark. 8.07.2009.- 12.07.2009. Facilitator of workshop "Restart your mind, balance your body!"

International youth exchange ''GreenJam- bringing sustainable development into multimedia,'' MyStyle
Art, Latvia, 08.11.2008.- 12.11.2008. Lecturer and facilitator.

International leadership camp ''Camp Rising Sun'', The George E. Jonas Foundation, Denmark. 17.06.2008.- 26.08.2008. Wellness Counselor, facilitator of workshops on holistic wellness, global education, community activism and social justice issues.

"On arrival/Pre- departure/mid-term" trainings for European Voluntary Service volunteers: Trainer for Youth International Program National agencies of Latvia and
Estonia, 07.2005.- 10.2007.

International culture and art exchange "Expression Session", Jaunie Vanagi, Latvia, 06.08.2007.-10.08.2007. Educational adviser and facilitator.

International summer camp "Humane Education Activities for Ethical Sustainable Development in Rural Communities," Green Alternative, Latvia, 08.07.2007.-20.07.2007. Trainer and project manager.

Seminar "Quality of EVS Projects in Feminist Organizations," Vaxjo, Sweden, 07.10.2006.-10.10.2006. Trainer.

Summer workshops "Share the World- ethical living in 21st Century," Green Alternative, 30.08.2007.- 03.09.2007. Facilitator.

Summer camp "Strengthening diversity- European cultures from east to west," Cooperation and development network Eastern Europe, Serbia, 15.07.2006.- 21.07.2006.Trainer.

Summer camp "Ethics, sustainability and healing," Green Alternative, Latvia, 25.06.2006.-29.06.2006. Trainer and project manager.

Youth conference "What Have You Got to Say?" Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, Ukraine, 09.05.2005.-15.05.2005. Trainer.

International volunteer work camp "Learn the Language Through Environmental Activities’’, Student Project Initiative Center, Latvia, 03.07.2004.-15.07.2004. Trainer.


Other relevant work experience:

"Green Toolbox"- publication on sustainability in youth organizations and projects: Co-author and project coordinator, IYNF, Czech Republic.

Non governmental organization "International Young Naturefriends": Secretary General, Czech Republic, 09.2011- now

Wellness tranformation project "Stretch your body-transform your mind!" in women´s prison , project coordinator and workshop facilitator, 08.2010.- 12.2010.

Non-governmental organization “Green Alternative”: board member and executive director, Latvia, 08.2005- now

SEE Salto-Youth Resource Centre: European Voluntary Service project accreditation (remote work), 05.2007.- 01.2009.

Non-governmental organization "Institute of Natural Medicine": marketing assistance, development of international voluntary service program in rural areas of Nepal, Nepal, 10.2007.-01.2008.

Federation of Young European Greens Euro-wide campaign against climate change "Keep it cool!" Creative director for campaign materials, Belgium, 09.2007.-03.2008.

Youth International Program Agency, European Union Program "Youth in Action" European Voluntary Service (EVS) project evaluation committee member; trainer and external expert on EVS Hosting organization accreditation. Latvia, 09.2004. – 10.2007.

Cooperation and Development Eastern Europe publication "Sustainable Knowledge – the Culture and Practices of Youth Project Development," co-author. Prepared 02.2007. - 07.2007.

Non-governmental organization "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals": internship in International Grassroots Campaigns, Research& Investigation, Youth, Marketing and Human Resources departments, USA, 10.2006.-02.2007.

Non-governmental organization "Green Liberty": board member, coordinator of European Voluntary Service projects, Latvia, 09.2002.- 01.2006.

Non-governmental organization "New Energy in Baronissi": long-term European Voluntary service project in social services, emergency and civil protection, Italy, 09.2003.-03.2004.

"State Children's Rights Protection Centre," work in youth committee, Latvia, 09.2001.-05.2002.

Educational pathway

Formal educational background and certification:

- University of Latvia, faculty of law (2006)
- Institute of Natural Medicine in Nepal, yoga teacher certificate (2008)
- Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, holistic practitioner (2009)
- Embodied Facilitator Course by Integration Institute of London, embodied facilitator (2015)


Non-formal educational background:
- "Visual Facilitation", Estonia, 01.04.-10.04.2016.
- "Non-violent communication international intensive training". Poland, 01.12.-10.12.2012.
- “Environmental Human Rights: A Present and Future Challenge for Youth Work”, Asia-Europe Foundation, South Korea, 9.11.-15.11.2010.,
- TOT4EVS, Bulgarian National Agency of program "Youth in Action", 14.03.2010.- 21.03.2010.
-Summer Institute “Youth Encounter on Sustainability,” Center for Sustainability at the ETH Zurich, Vinicnie, Slovakia, 24.08.2007.-10.09.2007.
-"YouPEC: European Youth Perspective on Energy+ Climate," youth Conference, BundeJugend, Berlin, Germany, 22.06.2007.-27.06.2007.
-"Breaking and Entering Human Rights and Media: Youth Activism," seminar, Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Cambridge (MA), USA 11.04.2007.-12.04.2007.
-"Exploring Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, and Animal Advocacy," seminar Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge (MA), USA 14.04.2007.- 15.04.2007.
-"Active citizenship and participation," youth camp, International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark, July 2006
-"All constructing European citizenship,"Training Course on Citizenship and Inclusion with specific focus on LGBT groups, Spain, February 2006
-"Young environmental leaders," training ,Regional environmental center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary; practice in environmental organization "L’umana dimora", Italy, May 2004
-"Inclusion through sports",Salto TC, Belgium, March/April 2004
-1st EVS HEI evaluators seminar, Poland, April 2005
-"Introduction in organizing international youth activities", European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, November 2004.
-"New energy in Baronissi,"European Voluntary service, Italy, 09.2003.-03.2004
-"Human rights education," EU Youth and Sport directorate training , Finland, December 2002
-"United World College Short course 2000," Latvia, July 2000
- in service training program "NGO’s and human rights", 09.1999.-01.2000.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (expert) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Institutions
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Embodied learning, Humane education, personal development, social justice, social marketing and media

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) Italian
  • (fluent) Latvian
  • (intermediate) Russian
  • (beginner) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Getting Glocal Zooming Environment

    Validated (2019-04-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Parnu, Estonia
    organised by Global Educators and Trajectorya Youth Organisation
    13.11.2009.-21.11.2009
    Reference person

    Xavier Baró

    (Co-trainer)
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  • Stop Fear, Start Action!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-03-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Puttgarden(Germany)&Copenhagen(Denmark)
    organised by Youth Assosiation for the Protection of Nature
    10.12.2009.-12.12.2009.
  • Environment deserves education

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-10-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Ziemupe, Latvia
    organised by Radi Vidi Pats
    28th August-6th September, 2010
  • Climate Change

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-10-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Langeness, Husum, Germany
    organised by UK National Agency, British Council Germany, United Nations Environment Programme/GRID
    23.04.2012- 27.04.2012
  • EVS on-arrival training for EVS volunteers and their mentors

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-04-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Latvia, Puduri
    organised by Latvian NA (Jaunatnes Starptautisko programmu aģentūra)
    31 March – 4 April
  • "Creative Bodies"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-04-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Riga, Latvia
    organised by Room of Fulfilled Dreams
    11.09.2013-19.09.2013

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