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Olga Kuczynska

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As Marshall Rosenberg said ‘Every time I mess up is a chance to practice’ I try to think of my trainer's path as a constant improvement and learning cycle. Every activity gives me an inspiration for next one but as well teaches me better how to define needs of participants and tailor each training around specific groups.

Olga Kuczynska has 6 references for past work as a trainer and added 1 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Olga  Kuczynska

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Trainer connections

  • Sérgio Gonçalves
    Sérgio Gonçalves
  • Laris Guerri
    Laris Guerri
  • Joakim Arnøy
    Joakim Arnøy
  • Snežana Bačlija Knoch
    Snežana Bačlija Knoch

Current occupation

Trainer, project manager, designer of educational programs

Work experience

I have worked in delivering and organising trainings and designing educational programs in area of international youth work since 2015, started in Poland then moved to Portugal.

Through that time I started developing specialisation in communication, conflict transformation, peace education and empathy and using wide range of NFE toolbox with great love towards board game based experiences and Non Violent Communication.

I dedicated big amount of my work towards causes of mental health prevention and emotional awareness.

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Educational pathway

Last update - November '18

Key learning experiences:

Non formal education
- Participant in a training 'Graphic Facilitation for trainers' specific training concentrated how to create flipcharts and sketch-notes that positively influence learning of participants, Poland April 2018
- Participant in a 9 months long Training of Trainers (230 hours of workshop plus delivering trainings) in Studium Trenerskie Grupa Spotkanie - Trainers school in Poznan, Poland, 2014- 2015.
This training gave me all the base that I needed to be able to train on my own.

Participant in trainings for conflict transformation, communication, peace building
- 'Power and Peace' series of 3 international retreats to integrate and embodied Non Violent Communication (https://www.peaceandpowerseries.info) October '18 until June '19
- Non Violent Communication through Body Movement: competences of expressing needs and feeling through methodology of gesture based activities and movement, Poland April 2018
- Youth for Peace: training course for youth workers and educators for developing competences of conflict transformation, Georgia March 2018
- Training of Trainers Understanding and Working with Conflict Vol. 6. Spain March 2017
Those 2 trainings were the most important ones that brought me into focusing more around peace education and conflict transformation

Formal education
BA in sociology with specialisation of sociology of media at University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland
BA in sociology with specialisation of deviance and a thesis ‘How social media create deviant identity?’ at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Studying sociology made me realise the power of groups and why individuals gather together and how being part of a society/ groups makes individuals finding their best potentials.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) 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 Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (beginner) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Polish
  • (intermediate) Portuguese

Trainer references

  • C4C - Communication for Cooperation

    Validated (2018-04-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Lisbon, Portugal
    organised by Ha Moment
    8th -13th October 2017
    Reference person

    Laris Guerri

    (co-trainer)
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  • One Last Chance - Conflict resolution training

    Validated (2018-04-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Ballangen/Narvik, Norway
    organised by Narviksenteret
    14-18. November 2017
    Reference person

    Jose Branco

    (co-trainer)
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  • One Last Chance - Conflict resolution training

    Validated (2018-04-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Puszczykowo, Poland
    organised by Puszczykowo, Poland
    25-31.7.2017
    Reference person

    Sergio Goncalves

    (co-trainer)
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  • Strong Young Minds

    Validated (2018-05-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Magauri- Racatau Romania
    organised by Minte Forte
    2-10 November 2016
    Reference person

    Dumitrita Simion

    (Organiser and coordinator)
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  • Method Lab

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-11-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Payerbach Austria
    organised by Coobra
    29.10.18 - 2.11.18
  • Beyond Differences

    Validated (2018-12-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Daugirdiskes, Lithuania
    organised by International Youth Work Trainers Guild
    25.06.18 - 01.07.18
    Reference person

    snezana baclija knoch

    (co-facilitator )
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This profile was last modified on 2018-12-06

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