This is a reference for Stefan Georgiev

2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5 realities

The training activity took place
in Dobrinishte, Bulgaria
organised by Via Civic Association
23.10 – 01.11.2014
Reference person

Deiana Dragoeva

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Aims & objectives

The TC aim to develop youth workers competences in the field of partnership and cooperation, leadership competences and resource management in order to enrich their overall organizational and managerial skills, which would be useful in their youth workers practice.
Objectives of the TC:
- To provide support for professional development of youth leaders, youth workers and experts through acquiring new knowledge and skills in managing teams, creating successful partnerships and drawing in resources.
- To contribute for development of NGOs capacity and to improve the quality of youth work through cooperation and coordination with stakeholders on local and national level.
- To provide a suitable environment for sharing best practices and experiences, innovative and practical approach with proven effectiveness on local, national and international level, and also a possibility for multiplication.
- To raise the level of awareness of teams in the context of EU-initiatives targeting: youth employment, mutual awareness among participants about best practices and innovative approaches in the field of youth employment and youth problems.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The group was composed by 32 participants coming from 12 different countries - Bulgaria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey. The group was composed by quite diverse personal and professional profile of participants. A lot of them were experienced youth workers, others were volunteers, some were coming from newly formed non-formal groups, and some were newcomers in the Programme. The team was composed by 3 trainers from Bulgaria – two of the for the duration of the whole training course and one who was facilitating only several sessions.

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was designed in line with the main principles of non-formal learning. Since the learning experience was with the duration of eight days, there were used diverse methods in order to fit in with participants’ learning needs and wished. The whole learning process was accompanied by autonomous reflection session, at the end of each learning day.
Participants had the opportunity to explore local good practice examples and meet with local organizations.

Outcomes of the activity

The training course provided opportunities for:
- enriched organizational culture and capacity;
- acquire comprehensive leadership skills – communication skills, supportive behavior, building trust and providing conditions for cooperation;
- learn about different standards for management in the civic sector;
- try out innovative methods and approaches in group and organizational work;
- learn more about the Erasmus + new opportunities
- designing follow up actions and steps at personal and organizational level.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Within this training course I was a full time trainer. Together with one other full time trainer, and additional co-trainer, I was responsible for:
- Design a learning program for the training course;
- Communicate with organizer and the rest of the team of trainers the general program elements, the general logic and activities design.
- Design and delivering training sessions for the duration of the whole training course;
- Providing feedback and co-facilitate other training sessions in order to support my team trainers;
- Provide conditions for participants to reflect upon their learning processes;
- Evaluate the training and to prepare and deliver the final report.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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