This is a reference for Ivan Rosa

Beyond the limits!

The training activity took place
in Košice, Slovakia
organised by HK UPJŠ - University of Pavol Jozef Šafarik Climbing club
August 2021
Reference person

Patrik Berta

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Aims & objectives

Beyond the limits was a training course in the frame of Erasmus+. Its aim was to develop the leadership capacity of Youth workers, Social workers, and Youth leaders, in particular, to strengthen their cooperation, communication, and problem-solving skills, related to youth work.

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

The group of 24 participants was composed of youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, social workers, psychologists, volunteers, and members of non-formal organizations who were in direct daily contact with Youth. Countries represented: Slovakia, Latvia, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania

Training methods used & main activities

- Low Ropes; used for improving teamwork, communication, leadership, problem-solving, flexibility, and responsiveness.
- High Ropes; applied for individual self-confidence and personal development
- Presentations
- Discussions
- Group work
- Simulations
- Roleplay

Outcomes of the activity

Youth workers and youth leaders were provided with experiential learning techniques, various group work methods, and team-building activities.
Participants mastered strategies to estimate the experience and behavior of the group. They developed cooperation skills, the ability to take the initiative, problem-solving skills, and crisis management.

We have chosen the strong connection with the outdoor activities and nature in order to force deeper reflection of participants about themselves - their personalities, so far gained skills and the learning process as well. Involvement of rope techniques and working at heights significantly supported problem-solving / crisis management skills/ group work and trust-building.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was responsible for sessions aimed at problem-solving, crisis management, developing cooperation skills, and leadership capacities. I facilitated outdoor activities enabling participants to step out of their comfort zone and discover their inner strength.

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

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