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Leilani van Rheenen

About:

Being multicultural, emotionally attuned and a self directed learner has given me a unique perspective and combination of skills. The trainings that I deliver are unique and meaningful, since I am working with my head and with my heart simultaneously, always diving under the surface to discover the things that really matter.

Leilani van Rheenen has 20 references for past work as a trainer.

Leilani van Rheenen

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Current occupation

Emotional Fitness Specialist

Work experience

April 2012 - Present: Trainer

Designing and implementing 78 trainings and events on topics such as volunteering, volunteer management, crisis management, social entrepreneurship, training for trainers, integration of migrants and refugees, non-profit organisation management, team-building, self-directed learning, learning to learn and intercultural understanding, all having the the common underlying theme of emotional fitness and how to apply it in all the above mentioned contexts. I worked mostly for within the context of the Erasmus + Education and Youth Programs, but also implemented emotional fitness trainings for private companies and individuals.

April 2012 - June 2016: Emotional Fitness Coach

Conducting training and coaching sessions to support the development of emotional intelligence. As a result of these sessions, clients improved their self-confidence and relationships, as well as their ability to: make decisions effectively, set and achieve goals, successfully navigate change and uncertainty, deal constructively with negative emotions, resolve conflicts, empathise and communicate non- violently.

January 2013 - June 2016: Managing Partner - Project Creator at Global Ideations

Worked on developing project ideas from active universities, NGOs and foundations in order to be able to apply for funding for these ideas from the EU and through this have a greater impact. The projects that have been successfully funded and are either completed or currently being implemented are: 360 Degrees Entrepreneurship, I Am Free, NGO Resources, Training for Trainers on Youth Rights, and Self-directed Learning for Employability. Details about each of these projects is available upon request.

December 2004 - September 2012: Vice president - Project Manager
AED Association

Started as a volunteer giving English lessons to refugees and orphans, then was promoted to fundraiser, project manager and eventually vice president. Projects and events included distribution of goods after the earthquake in Van; hosting/sending/managing 51 long term volunteers; being chosen as one of the 30 best EU projects, which was awarded in Antwerp by EU President Manuel Barrosso; and speaking on Turkish television about the impact of EU programs on the lives and careers of youth based on my personal story.

Educational pathway

Salto Training of Trainers 2010/2011
Learning Facilitator

Learned how to plan educational activities in line with the values and purposes of the employer as well as the participants, develop and make explicit an educational approach that is aligned with non-formal education, direct my own learning (learning to learn), deal constructively with ambiguity and change, understand and facilitate the learning of others, design, implement and evaluate training programs as well as cooperate with international teams of trainers/facilitators.

Robin Madanes Center For Strategic Intervention
Strategic Interventionist

Learned methods for strategic intervention developed by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes, including: human needs psychology, strategic therapy, social action therapy, direct and indirect negotiation, the third side, Eriksonian therapy, structural family therapy, life-cycle theory of business organisation, mediation and conflict resolution techniques, organisational psychology, community organisation, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), socratic questioning and communication styles.

Erasmus + Education and Youth Programs
Personal and professional development trainings

Attended 17 trainings on topics such as volunteer management, project management, financial management, entrepreneurship, discovering passion and talent, working with disadvantaged youth, EU funding opportunities, resource mobilisation, intercultural understanding, public relations, trainer development and leadership development.

EVS Volunteer in Turkey (1 year)
AED Association

Being an EVS volunteer in Turkey (in addition to growing up in Brazil) has taught me much about adaptation, flexibility, determination, perseverance, and intercultural understanding and appreciation for diversity.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (beginner) Youth Information Work
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) 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
  • (beginner) European Institutions

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (beginner) Dutch
  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Spanish
  • (fluent) Turkish

Trainer references

  • Mentor's Universe

    Validated (2017-09-07)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    24/04/2011 - 30/04/2011
    Reference person

    Lenka Uhrova

    (Co-trainer)
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  • MOVE training course

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-03-20)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Aile Eğitim Derneği
    03/10/2011 - 09/10/2011
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Aile Eğitim Derneği
    09/01/2011 – 12/01/2011
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    07/12/2011 - 11/12/2011
  • Mid-term training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    06/03/12 - 09/03/12
  • Volunteers of the Future

    Validated (2017-09-13)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by TOG international study group
    10/03/12 - 16/03/12
    Reference person

    Zekeriya Dundar

    (Organizer and trainer )
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  • Intercultural Understanding

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Siirt, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    03/05/2012 - 06/05/2012
  • Volunteerism with Disadvantaged Youth

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-11-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Gaziantep, İstanbul
    organised by Gaziantep Eğitim ve Gençlik Derneği
    03/06/12 - 09/06/12
  • TOT_4All - Training course for developing trainers

    Validated (2017-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Solothurn, Switzerland
    organised by Infoklick.ch - Verein Naturkultur
    21/07/13 - 29/07/13
    Reference person

    Gabi Steinprinz

    (Co-trainer)
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  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Istanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish NA
    06/08/13 - 10/08/13
  • EVS mid-term training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    10/09/12 - 13/09/12
  • Managing My Organization/Managing Myself

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-01-07)
    The training activity took place
    in Boltigen, Switzerland
    organised by Verein Narkultur
    25/11/12 - 02/12/12
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    19/11/12 - 23/11/12
  • On-arrival training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish NA
    14/01/13 - 18/01/13
  • Intercultural Dialogue Through Art Photography

    Validated (2017-09-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Muş, Turkey
    organised by MUFSAD
    19/08/2013
    Reference person

    Zek Dundar

    (Co-trainer and organiser)
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  • Self Directed Learning in EVS cycle

    Validated (2017-11-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Mollina, Spain
    organised by Spanish National Agency
    14/09/2013 - 22/09/2013
    Reference person

    Gabi Steinprinz

    (Co-trainer)
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  • SOS - Social Justice in Social Media

    Validated (2017-10-24)
    The training activity took place
    in İstanbul, Turkey
    organised by YINFO - Gençlik Bilgi Merkezi
    17/10/2013 - 28/10/2013
    Reference person

    Mehmet Çetinkaya

    (Organiser and co-trainer)
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  • NGO resources - Fiancial, Human, Personal

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Lake of Thun, Switzerland
    organised by Sponsorship Network International
    18/11/13 - 26/11/13
  • Training of Trainers - SE

    Validated (2017-09-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Istanbul, Turkey
    organised by Istanbul Culture University
    11/02/2017 - 15/02/2017
    Reference person

    Zek Dundar

    (Coordinator and co-trainer)
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  • INSIDE - Inclusion and Employability of Refugees

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Ankara, Turkey
    organised by Artis Youth Culture Art Training Association
    11/09/2017 - 18/09/2017

This profile was last modified on 2017-09-15

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