Monika Kezaite-Jakniuniene


"We live once. But every day"
The most interesting "thing" in this world for me is a person: a learning, working and growing person.
Within the framework of international youth work there are many opportunities for persons to grow and I am very happy to support them along their ways by experiential learning, holistic approach, inner readiness based competence development and other ways a la non formal learning.

Monika Kezaite-Jakniuniene has 4 references for past work as a trainer.

Monika Kezaite-Jakniuniene

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    Peter Huray
  • Kostas Simitopoulos
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  • Snežana Bačlija Knoch
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  • Corina Pintea
    Corina Pintea

Current occupation

Full time facilitator and trainer

Work experience

I have been involved in youth work and training since 1999.
Volunteering was my entry to youth work, where I started as mentor, tutor and coordinator of local and international volunteers. This field still remains the area where I train practitioners and organisations to be more competent in employing volunteering as a tool for personal, professsional, organisational and community development.
Another area of my professional activity is supporting learning within individual relationship (coaching, mentoring, supervision). I'm specifically employing this in my work with youth workers for their competence development.

Besides, I have experience working withing such topics as: team development, experiential learning, intercultural communication and learning, personal development, learning organisations, project management etc.

Educational pathway

I have been studying in several fields, but the following long term educational experiences are the most relevant to the work I do:
- Long term training course "Training for trainers for European Youth Projects (Austria, Hungary, Italy), 2000 -2001
- Long term training course "Intercultural via Experiential learning" (Belgium, Lithuania), 2002 -2003,
- Studies on Organisational Psychology in the Academy of Psychology (Human Study Center, Lithuania) 2006 - 2008
- Supervision and Coaching studies (Munster academy, Vilnius Magnus University and Association of Supervisors in Lithuania), 2015
- MA in Leadership and change management (Mykolas Romeris University), 2016
-Systemic Dynamics in Organisations, (Bert Hellinger Instituut, Netherlands), 2023

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Lithuanian
  • (good) Russian

Trainer references

  • Appetiser

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-11-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Sigulda, Latvia
    organised by National Agency of Youth in Action project in Latvia
    2nd-6th of February, 2013
  • Meant to be a Mentor. Discover and develop yourself as an EVS mentor (Blended Training Course)

    Validated (2021-10-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Online + TC in Vilnius, Lithuania
    organised by National Agencies of Erasmus+: Youth in Action programma in Lithuania and Poland
    October 2014 - May 2015, TC 27.-31.01.2015
    Reference person

    Michael Kimmig

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  • “ONE 2 ONE - supporting learning face-to-face”

    Validated (2022-02-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Bulgaria
    organised by National Agency of Youth in Action project in Bulgaria
    2-8, September June, 2012
    Reference person

    Mark Taylor

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  • SOHO European Training Course

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-10-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Sheffield, United Kingdom
    organised by UK National Agency of European Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme
    16-21 May, 2016

This profile was last modified on 2024-03-30

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