Jana Tikalova


Jana has been involved in youth work since 1998 as trainer and coach. She is a member of the Pool of Trainers of the Council of Europe, worked with the Czech Erasmus+ program & number of NGOs. She is a founder and executive director of NGO OPIM. She has been full time working for two multinational companies for 5 years as a trainer & coach, and HR. Currently she is working for both youth & business field as diversity&inclusion consultant and inclusive leadership trainer.

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Jana Tikalova

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Current occupation

Professional trainer and coach - free lance

Work experience

2014 - current Professional trainer and coach at self employed
2012-2014 Master trainer in development and sales for international branches (corporate company)
2010-2012 Trainer and Human Resources Manager (corporate company)
2013 - K2 - self-development and recognition of non-formal education, specialist of self-development and methodology of the training concept, NID Czech Republic
2012 - Participation as Human Right, Trainer, Cyprus, ENOA
2011 - Training of Facilitators involved in non formal education with young people, Trainer, Budapest, Council of Europe
2009 - Dialogue against the Fist, Understanding Instead of Fear, trainer, Georgia (Droni & HREYN)
2009 - General Rapporteur at the
European Conference on Youth: Mobility of Young Volunteers in accross Europe, Prague (Czech Presidency of the EU).
2009 - Human Rights Education with Children for
staff from Ombuds offices and youth leaders / workers, trainer, Finland (Council of Europe)
2009 - Genocide: Catalysts and consequences, Educational advisor and trainer, study session Minorities of Europe
2009 - Development of self-comptences, trainer, ICN Czech Republic
2009 - TC for Living Library orgnisers, trainer, Council of Europe Budapest
2008 - Training course on human rights education for children for Ombuds’ offices and advocacy organisation, Course director and trainer, Council of Europe, Budapest
2007 - 2008 - LTTC on European citizenship and intercultural learning, trainer (YiA, Visegrad countries, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungry, Slovakia)
2007 - Project management for youth and NGO workers in the Middle East, trainer (Amman, Jordan - People in Needs)
2007 - Human rights and Forum theatre, trainer (Czech republic - German Institute of Human rights)
2007 - 1 year series of human rights education courses for public servants and educators, project director and trainer (OPIM, CZ)
2007 - current - Living library (promoting diversity and equality, interculutral learning) CZ - project leader
2006 - LTTC National training course in human rights, trainer (YOUTH programme, Czech NA)
2005 - translation and edition of the manual on human rights COMPASS, and its launch on the world conference hosted by V. Havel (Prague, Forum 2000)
2005 - Human rights and conflict transformation, course director and trainer (OPIM, Prague)
2004 - Prejudices and stereotypes: intercultural learning, trainer (Turkish NA)
2004 - LTTC (YOUTH Programme Czech NA, Prague)
2004 - Human rights education for young people, trainer (CoE, Budapest) and Czech Republic
2003 - pilot project of the EYF on "Human rights eduaction based on peer-to-peer educatin at secondary schools", project director and trainer (OPIM)
2001 - WCAR - The United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Intolerance Durban” South Africa. Evaluating and following up WCAR on national level.
2001 - 2003 University of Durham (UK). Tutor “Peoples and Cultures”

Since 2001 - President of OPIM (Organisation Supporting the Integration of Minorities)

Consultation on Minority issues (Consultative meeting on Recommendation on the participation of minority youth,CoE 2003)

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Educational pathway

2001-2003 MA by Research in Socio-Cultural Anthropology University of Durham (UK)
2001-2003 Field Research“From Hell to Paradise? Roma asylum seekers from the former Czechoslovakia in the Northeast of England: migration and identities”
2009 - 2010 Specific Coach training (60 hours), Masaryk Institute Prague, University - CVUT
2006-2008 ACT HRE (e-learning course Advance training in human rights education) Council of Europe
2007 psychology course
2006 communication course and rethorics (Prague)

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

competences development, HR strategies, AC/DC

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (intermediate) Russian
  • (good) Spanish

Other languages

Slovakian, and native language Czech

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2019-06-04

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