Polona Siter Drnovšek


Polona is grateful, when she can create spaces, where people can safely decide about their participation. She values highly co-creation and ejoys witnessing 'magic' in tems. Her beloved contents of exploring are reflecting, learning, evaluating, project management, impact, creativity, communication, connection, well-being. She is a nonviolent communication trainer in certification at international CNVC and a licenced yoga instructor at YIDL.

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Polona Siter Drnovšek

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Current occupation

Free lance facilitator, trainer and project manager.

Work experience

I have been facilitating/delivering trainings maily within E+: Youth and European Solidarity Projects: International study visits, national workshops for Quality label applicants, trainings for accessors, before-departure, on-arrival mid-term evaluation and yearly meetings for participants, national and international trainings Impact+ for youth field, on and off line. Especially during a pandemic of Covid, I have delivered many of those events on-line.

In the related fields I have facilitated events, trainings and workshops for NGOs and in the (adults) education sector and open workshops for public.

Beside that, my roots are in local youth work: I was a director of a local youth center for 10 years, working from local to international level and I keep my interest for local youth work always vivid.

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Educational pathway

- I hold a Bachelor's degree in Sociology (University of Ljubljana): Studies empowered me for observing processes in the society and strengthen my sensibility for exclusion and inequality.
- Studying and practicing Nonviolent communication (by Marshall Rosenberg) gave a new dimension of connecting to fellow human-beings , no matter in which contexts of my life and is extremely useful also when supporting group processes. I am a trainer of NVC in the certification process at CNVC.
- When I got acquainted with the concept of The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter (it was on a week long training where I was observing the trainers or better, hosts), I decided that I want to do facilitation professionally. Besides the principles of non-formal learning from youth work, that I knew before, this is like an up-grade, a step higher or deeper into supporting group processes.
- Since 2002 I am practicing yoga, which has brought in my life a lot of calmness and stability and helps me to connect with my self in any moment. I am holding a national certificat for yoga instructor.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Intercultural Teams
  • (beginner) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Asia
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (intermediate) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (intermediate) Bosnian
  • (intermediate) Croatian
  • (good) English
  • (intermediate) Serbian
  • (fluent) Slovene

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2024-03-01

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