Natalia Chardymova


I do believe in challenge as a driving force for personal growth. All my training work is about development through challenge and cooperation. My motto is — «It’s just a right moment 4 challenge!».

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Natalia Chardymova

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Current occupation

Trainer, Director of AI

Work experience

2015 - onwards: founder and director of Academy of innovation
2013 – onwards: Founder and programme director of “Education and Art”, training and consulting
2012 – onwards: Member of Council of Europe Pool of trainers
2010 – onwards: Member of SALTO EECA RC Pool of trainers
2010-2012: Training needs working group coordinator of Alliance of European Voluntary Service organisations, member of management committee.
2011 – 2012: EVS volunteer in Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service
2007 – 2013: Trainer and International voluntary project coordinator at SFERA Movement
2010 – 2013: Trainer for trainers (The Executive Committee of the 27th Summer Kazan Universiade 2013)
2006 – 2007: International voluntary project coordinator at Nizhny Novgorod Voluntary Service
2004 – 2005; Chair of Student Council of Nizhny Novgorod State University
2002 – 2004; Member of Student Council of Nizhny Novgorod State University


I started to work as a trainer in 2008, mainly supporting the activities of SFERA Movement and Nizhny Novgorod Voluntary Service.

Since 2012 I am a member of Council of Europe Pool of trainers.

Local and national trainings:

- Trainings for volunteers before voluntary projects all over the world (2 times in May and June every year since 2008)
- Trainings on leadership (in April, every year since 2008)
- Festival of Youth activities, Nizhny Novgorod, 2008
- 2‐days training for NGO managers “Transparency of NGO’s in Russia”, Nizhny Novgorod March 2009
- Time Bank Festival, Nizhny Novgorod region, April 2010
- Training for youth activists in the frame of the informational campaign for regional Youth
- ”Komanda 2020”, project of local government, February 2010


EVS training cycle organised with a support of SALTO EECA:

I was involved as a trainer or co-trainer to EVS trainings in Russia (several times a years from 2008 till 2011):
- Pre-departure trainings and final evaluation meetings for Russian EVS volunteers participating in the different projects all around European Union
- On-arrival trainings and mid-term evaluation meetings for EVS volunteers doing EVS in SFERA or in other NGOs.

Thematic trainings:

‐ Training course "Human Culture ‐ young Europeans in building process of the intercultural
dialogue all over the Europe", Nizhny Novgorod, May 2010, organised by SFERA Movement and supported by EYF.
‐ International Youth Volunteer Camp – “Forward for Universiade 2013” aimed to prepare
volunteers who will work at Universiade in 2013, Kazan, June 2010, organised by Directorate of Youth Olympic Games in Russia and supported by EYF and Local Government.
- Alliance Study Session on Mentoring and Peer Support, February 2011, Strasbourg, France, supported by COE.
- “Volunteer Messenger Project – training for trainers/ basic level”, May 2011, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Organised by Alliance of European Voluntary Organisations and SFERA Movement and supported by YiA Programme
- “FreeSbee – be free from stereotypes” – May 2011, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Organised by SFERA Movement and supported by EYF
- “ULTRA: beyond exclusion” – July 2011, Baikal lake, Russia, Organsied by TE ES Foundation Hungary) and SFERA Movement Russia) and Supported by YiA.
- Training for trainers working in the field of sport volunteering, July 2011, Kazan, Russia. Organised by Directorate of Youth Olympic Games in Russia
- Training of Trainers dealing with multicultural youth work at the field of youth participation at local/regional level, September 2011, Sintra, Portugal. Organised by Dinamo (Portugal) and supported by EYF.
- “Alliance Post Camp Event 2011 “New Volunteering in XXI century”, September 2011, Saint Petersburg, Russia Organised by Alliance of Voluntary Service Organisations and supported by EYF.
- Capacity-building workshop for young music professionals and Meeting of the IMC Youth Advisory Group, January 2012, UNESCO headquarters, France. Organised by International Music Council and Supported by YiA.
- Capacity-building: “Towards gender sensitive approach to voluntary work”, 22-28 April, 2012, Presles, France, Organised by Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and supported by EYF.
- “Lead me to peace”, May 2012, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Organised by SFERA Movement and supported by EYF.
- “Leadership and Media training” for World Heritage Volunteers campaign, 14-20 June 2012, Tusson, France. Organised by Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and supported by YiA.
- "Lead me to peace" youth leaders training course focused on Human Rights and Intercultural dialogue, 23-29 May 2012 hosted in Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia, organised by SFERA Movement and supported by EYF.
- "ATYPIC - Advanced Training on Local Youth Participation in High Diversity Contexts", 8-16 September 2012, Amarante, Portugal. Organsied by DINAMO Association and supported by EYF.
- PBA+SV "Between Ladoga and Onega", 23-29 September 2012, St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk, north-west Russia.The activity was organised together by French National Agency of Youth in Action Programme and SALTO Eastern Europe & Caucasus Resource Centre.
- Trainer and supervisor at certified training for trainers for Youth Olympics (Universiade) 2013, organised by Directorate of Youth Olympics in Kazan on 22-27 November 2012.
- "Dare to be creative" - and advanced TC for (EVS) mentors. The main focus was done to innovative techniques and approaches towards mentoring process, 21-28 April 2013
- "Creating strategies that address the current and future challenges of youth participation" - international seminar, organised by CCIVS in May 30th - June 6th 2013, Versailles, France
- Internbational Youth Camp "Dialogue", organised by Council of Europe and National Youth Council of Russia, 3-8 July 2013, Etnomir, Kaluga region, Russia
- International Youth Forum "Team Biryusa", 12-17 July, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia
- International Youth Forum "Salat", 12-17 August 2013, Tatarstan Republic, Russia
- "East-West Dynamo" training on youth empowerment, 6 working days, Oct 27 - Nov 3, Gyumri, Armenia
- "Volga Experience" SV + PBA organised by SALTO EECA in Samara and Nizhny Novgorod, 6 working days, Septemebr 2013


- Voluntary service in France – may-august 2004, October 2005
- Workcamp in Czech Republic, September, 2007
- Voluntary project coordinator in ecological camp in the UK, October, 2008
- Volunteer in a workcamp in South Korea, aimed to save Natural Heritage, Jeju island, July 2009
- EVS volunteer in CCIVS in Paris, UNESCO headquarters from October 2011 till March 2012

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Educational pathway

2014 – Onwards Erickson College / Coaching
2012 – Onwards PHD Student at Nizhny Novgorod State University (Social Psychology)
Sep 2002 - June 2007 Specialist (5 years) in Pedagogy, Nizhny Novgorod State University


10-18 June 2008 Training for youth leaders organised by Service Civil International in Helsinki, Finland
02-08 Aug 2008 Seminar on ecological issues and waste management organised by Service
Civil International in Osterode, Germany
31 May – 08 Jun 2009 “FLY – Facilitating Learning for Youth” international training for trainers, level I, run under YiA Programme in Dilijan, Armenia
15-21 Feb 2010 TC for facilitators in non-formal education with young people in the field of
social inclusion, organised by EYC Budapest
08-16 July 2010 “FLY - lab phase”, international training for trainers, level II, run under YiA Programme in Dilijan, Armenia

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (good) French
  • (fluent) Russian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2017-04-23

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