Lyda Michopoulou


Lyda is a trainer, traveler and facilitator. Called by life itself and her curiosity into the training world, she's been on a journey of what it means to shape the world, personally and collectively. This journey has taken her from Canada to Chile and from Portugal to Turkey, to hear her heart calling in the power of stories, Art of Hosting, non-formal education and people. Her work is about creating learning experiences, coaching new trainers and hosting meaningful discussions.

Lyda Michopoulou has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Lyda Michopoulou

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Current occupation

Soft-Skills Trainer & Facilitator, Freelance

Work experience

Positions I've held:
- 2010/2011: IAAS Control Committee
- 2011/2012: Elected IAAS President
- 2012/2013: Re-elected as IAAS President for a second term with a new team
- June 2013: Elected IAAS Training Coordinator (ongoing)
- Oct 2013 - May 2013: EGEA Training Coordinator
- Nov. 2013 - Nov. 2015: Corporate Relations Responsible of LSS2014 Supervisory Board
- January 2014: Joined AEGEE-Academy
- August 2014: Joined Board of AEGEE-Academy
- May 2015: Elected Speaker of AEGEE-Academy
- December 2015: LSS Coordinator for Leadership Summer School 2016

I've been a Trainer at:
- sTorytelling Reaches creAtive Me - TRAM on Creativity & Storytelling, Trainers Meeting, February 2013, Paris, France
- Fundraising Training of EPSA-BEST-EGEA, March 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Fundraising Training, Annual Congress of EGEA, September 2013, Wasilkow, Poland
- Get Skilled of IAAS, October 2013, Bonn, Germany
- Fundraising Training, Council of Local Representatives of ESN Swiss, November 2013, Bern, Switzerland
- Youth Trainers Academy 2013, December 2013 Krakow, Poland
- Regional Training Course (RTC) of AEGEE-Praha, March 2014, Hradec Kralove, CZ
- ISHA Annual Congress, April 2014, Budapest, Hungary
- IAAS & BEST Leuven training day, April 2014, Leuven, Belgium
- European School 1 (ES1) of AEGEE-Academy, May 2014, Enschede, the Netherlands
- Leadership Summer School (LSS) 2014 of Zero Generation, July 2014, Turkey
- Fundraising European School (FRES) 2014 of AEGEE-Academy, September 2014, Spain
- Training New Trainers (TNT) 2015 of IAAS & EGEA, March 2015, Belgium
- Training 4 Trainers (T4T) 2015 of AEGEE-Academy, March 2015, Bucharest
- Leadership Summer School (LSS) 2015 of Zero Generation, July 2015, Slovenia
- JADE Academy (JAC) 2015 of JADE, October 2015, Belgium
- Youth Trainers Academy (YTA) 2015 of Zero Generation, December 2015, Lithuania
- international Train the Trainers GROW (iTTT) 2016 of Scoala de Valori, January 2016, Romania
- Leadership Summer School (LSS) 2016 of Zero Generation, July 2016, Romania
- Leadership Workshop TNT (LeWo) 2016 of EUROAVIA, November 2016, Italy

Educational pathway

Formal educational experiences:
BSc. in Agriculture
MSc. in Breeding of Field Crops and Ecology

Non-formal educational experiences:
- Soft-Skills Trainer since December 2012
- Freelance Trainer since January 2014

The formal experiences gave me the knowledge every person needs to find a way to his/her life and make his/her parents happy :)
The non-formal experiences made me realize what I really need and want in my life. Being member of an Association opened new horizons for me. I've made friends for life, learned about intercultural diversity, became more open to people, and finally discovered more about myself.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Strategic Networking, Leadership skills, Art of Hosting Methods, Guided Visualization

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) French
  • (fluent) Greek
  • (beginner) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Youth Trainers Academy 2015

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Vilnius, Lithuania
    organised by Zero Generation
    20/11/2015 - 30/11/2015
  • LeWo Train-the-Trainers 2016

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-03-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Napoli, Italy
    organised by EUROAVIA & EESTEC & Zero Generation
    21/11/2016 - 30/11/2016
  • Leadership Summer School 2016

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Pitesti, Romania
    organised by Zero Generation
    16/07/2016 - 25/07/2016

This profile was last modified on 2017-09-26

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