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C4C- Communication for Cooperation in Youth Work

The training activity took place
in Vinci, Italy
organised by Associazione Agrado

Aims & objectives

This project was the second edition of the TC C4C, held in October 2017 in Lisbon, organised by Ha Moment and managed together with Associazione Agrado.
This edition aimed to improve and refine the communication skills (and their connections with relationships and values) of Youth workers and organisations providing them competences, tools and methods to address their work to marginalised youth.

Based on that, we define more specific learning objectives:
- To gain the knowledge about different forms, strategies, norms and mistakes of communication;
- To gain practical skills of communication to be used in working with diversity and inclusion;
- To experience the barriers of cooperation and learn from them strategies to cope in a daily life situations;
- To learn how to give and receive feedback;
- To gain skills of using Non-Violent Communication methods by M. Rosenberg and adapt it within diverse groups;
- To gain skills of Transactional Analysis;
- To acquire competencies of public speaking
- To trigger discussion about values and human rights and how positive communication skills can open everyone to share common fundamental values of our society: freedom, tolerance and respect;
- To plan follow-up sessions about communication for cooperation in each partner country;

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

The project was addressed to Project managers, Youth workers, Trainers, volunteers active in the partner organisations, eager to improve their professional and personal skills in different sides of communication for the benefit of marginalised targets and of cooperation in teams.
We had partners from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal

Training methods used & main activities

We worked with non formal methods: work in small groups, simulation games, self directed learning, learning by doing it, presentations, World Café and others.
More specific methods were used like: Non Violent Communication and Transactional Analysis.

Outcomes of the activity

Here: is available to see the outcomes of this training. The evaluation we received from participants and their follow up sessions that brought what they have learnt further on shows us that this training was a success. Next edition was drafted as a impact of this one.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Was a full-time trainer responsbible for facilititation of sessions connected to nonviolent communication and feedback, but as well for managing the group process, assessing needs of participants, evaluating and supporting in their follow up.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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