Michael Scheuchenegger


My Life-Mottos:

*be creACTive
*disconnect to reconnect
*the mountain speaks for themselve
*face the challenge

Michael Scheuchenegger has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Michael Scheuchenegger

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Current occupation

social worker, Trainer, Coordinator, Outdoor Trainer

Work experience

Michael Scheuchenegger, BA
Socialworker and trainer of experiential education

When acting as a trainer I am usually good at...

...working with different target groups. In my past experience and jobs I was able to communicate, work and teach very different groups of people. Starting from politicians and leaders of companies with high influence in society, through colleges in all jobs I did (plumber, construction worker, security, youth leader, youth centre manager, social worker, trainer, facilitator, ...), to young people and adults with mental handicaps and social disorders.

...keeping the motivation of a group on a productive high level. In this case I acting as a role model to show how a positive and funny attitude can help you to walk through the hardest working process!

...networking. Because having a good activated network is one of the most important parts of working successfully at the international level. Therefore it is important to stay in touch and develop topics which keep you in touch for the working period.

... coaching and mentoring. For this I got a lot of positive feedback from people I supported in the last year. Participants in trainings/youth exchanges, Volunteers, EVS volunteers, colleagues, friends,

... working in a dynamic situation. I am able to react within structure and responsibility in unexpected situations. So I can name myself with a big resilience to stress in projects and trainings.

… organizing, facilitating I was the leader of a youth centre in a little city in upper-Austria (4 Years+ 13 years as a volunteer). Being a trainer, facilitator and organising events was part of my daily work in the youth centre. I did a lot of projects fitted with diversity, participation, multinational, alternative and creative self-organisation of the kids. I got a lot of helpful and positive feedback and I liked this work.

In general I enjoy supporting individuals and groups in building up their competences in a guided process. These competences can be practical skills, theoretical knowledge but also attitudes and feelings.

I am fascinated in creating an environment for groups and individuals in which they are able and empowered to learn by themself. For me a training offers a certain space and time of setting up a learning process under a specific topic or focus which is based on expectations and needs of the participants and on experiential learning. For me it's a way of thinking different to the formal education system which is not fitting to everybody and not supporting creativity and self-organised and self-directed learning of individuals and groups.
Non-formal learning for me is a planned process, often designed by a team of trainers, which still gives a lot of freedom and flexibility for individuals and groups to set up learning goals and find out ways of learning. My own experience in non-formal learning is very important for my life right now. This way of educating helped me to deal with the challenges of the school system I was definitely not fitting in. I broke up high school with 19 after fighting 5 years with the way of education and also with myself in this system. Training and Seminars of the young trade union and different other youth organisations showed me instead that there is a way of learning I am able to follow. The non-formal and the in-formal way. Furthermore I found out that I am very good in facilitating non-formal learning using various non-formal methods.

Now, in my main job I am working with young people, who are not involved in the formal educational system. They are not integrated in the first or the second labour market, either.

For around three years I found another passion in teaching in the way of outdoor and experiential learning. In my daily working routine I prefer to work outside with my clients. The changing of the setting to outdoors is the first and really effective step in building a trustful and relaxed atmosphere for professional interventions within the clients and groups.

Educational pathway

My main profession is social worker, which i made to the mein guideline of my passions in life.
I am experienced in working as a plumber and construction worker in my past. This gave and give a other persepective of a more practical way of working.

As a member of the outdoor trainer’s team and the ATA (adventure therapie austria) I'm also responsible for outdoor activities in the organisation, focused on adventure therapy.
My experience in outdoor education began in the year of 2006 when I started to work as a whitewater rafting guide in the high mountains of Austria. Next, to this, I gathered practice working as a Kayak Trainer.
In October 2018 I finished the certificate program of outdoor and experiential education at the University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (advanced) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (good) English
  • (fluent) German
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Express through Waves

    Validated (2022-02-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Strengberg/ Austria
    organised by AKS Noah
    Reference person

    vitalii volodchenko

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  • Training Course 'Outdoor Activities for Inclusion'

    Validated (2022-01-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Kuusamo, Finland
    organised by Oivanki Outdoor Education Centre
    3-11 October 2019
    Reference person

    Vitalii Volodchenko

    (Co Trainer)
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  • Cooking contacts

    Awaiting validation (requested 2023-01-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Vallendar, Germany
    organised by Haus der offenen Tür, Sinzig
  • Drive it to success

    Awaiting validation (requested 2023-01-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Poronin, Polen
    organised by Fundacja Manufaktura Dobrych Pomysłów, Chorzów
  • Seminar 'Outdoor Activities for Inclusion'

    Validated (2022-10-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Kuusamo, Finland
    organised by Oivanki Outdoor Education Centre
    7-13 December 2019
    Reference person

    Päivärinta Panu

    (organiser, facilitator)
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This profile was last modified on 2020-11-20

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