Karen Ayvazyan

About:

A trainer and youth worker working with young people with fewer opportunities. Focusing on rural youth empowerment, rural development, youth participation, youth employability, social inclusion, human rights, project design and management, leadership, effective communication, intercultural communication, self-assessment, self-development.
Involved in youth work since 2005 at local, national and internation level.

Karen Ayvazyan has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Karen  Ayvazyan

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Current occupation

Educator, Consultant and Expert in the field of Youth.

Work experience

I am involved in the youth work since 2005 working on community and youth development in rural areas of Armenia. I am working in the youth field at local, national and international level mainly focusing on young people with fewer opportunities and rural youth empowerment.
I have worked at/with several international organizations such as Academy of Educational Development (AED), Counterpart International, US. Peace Corps, Birthright Armenia etc.
I closely work with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs as a trainer, a coach and an expert.
I am conducting trainings on rural youth empowerment, youth participation, social inclusion, youth employability, rural development, project design and management, effective communication, making contacts, intercultural communication, leadership, experiential learning, self-assessment, self-development.

I have been member of the Advisory Council and Programming Committee on Youth of the Council of Europe in 2020-2021 involved in the following portfolios: Young People in Rural communities, Shrinking Space of Civil Society, Human rights education and democratic citizenship. Currently, I am a member of the Council of Europe's trainers' pool.

Educational pathway

I have studied at Yerevan State University (YSU) in the faculty of International Relations with a major in political science (BA degree). I have obtained an MA degree in European Studies, Human rights and democratisation from YSU.
Besides, I have taken part in several training courses throughout the world. Among others, local and international long-term Training of Trainers, including TOTHRE by the CoE.
I have participated in the trainings and seminars of the Youth Department of Council of Europe, and in many training courses in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Those training courses have greatly influenced on my personal and professional development and contributed to the productivity of my work as a trainer.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Armenian
  • (fluent) English
  • (good) Russian
  • (beginner) Spanish

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2022-10-02

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