Jana Tikalova


Jana has been involved in youth work since 1998. She is diversity & inclusion consultant and trainer helping organisations to understand the power of diversity in our society and importance of embracing equal opportunities, inclusiveness and human rights. Jana is passionate about diversity and human rights since her early 20th. She is a founder and executive director of OPIM. She has worked in business sector, regularly contributes to media and conferences as speaker.

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Jana Tikalova

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Current occupation

Diversity & Inclusion consultant and trainer

Work experience

2001- current Diversity & Inclusion consultant and trainer
2012-2014 International Master trainer in business development and sales (automotive)
2010-2012 Trainer and HR Manager (travel retail)
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 a 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 across Europe, Prague (Czech Presidency of the EU).
2009 - Human Rights Education with Children for
staff from Ombudsmen offices and youth leaders / workers, trainer, Finland (Council of Europe)
2009 - Genocide: Catalysts and consequences, Educational adviser and trainer, study session Minorities of Europe
2009 - Development of self-competences, trainer, ICN Czech Republic
2009 - TC for Living Library organisers, trainer, Council of Europe Budapest
2008 - Training course on human rights education for children for Ombudsmen’ 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, intercultural 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 education based on peer-to-peer education 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
  • (beginner) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (beginner) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (advanced) 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 2020-05-05

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