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Effective Communication for YOUth Employability Training Course

The training activity took place
in Stepanavan Armenia
organised by Stepanavan Youth Center
15-21 October, 2014
Reference person

Arsen Simonyan

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Aims & objectives

The training addresses 32 participants’ need to develop their communicative competences and to multiply the
project’s outcomes within their local communities. The main target group is composed of professionals, volunteer youth workers or trainers, all working in the youth sector.

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

Participants’ countries were the following: Romania, Armenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Ukraine,
Georgia, Turkey, Cyprus, Estonia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal. All participants (2/partner) were +18,
already active on the youth field, some of them facing geographical or economic obstacles.

Training methods used & main activities

Used interactive and
non-formal methods, in order to develop their
own communication skills and practical knowledge. The training working principles were based on experiential
pedagogy. Tools: public speaking, CV writing, simulation, active listening, SWOT analysis, mindfulness, group discussion, peer sharing, leadership skills, conflict handling, feedback, team building, preparing for job interview and simulation.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants developed their competencies in order to facilitate effective communication of youth based on the real-life situations linked with
employability issues, developed intra-personal communication skills for bringing self-development and self-esteem as vital elements of
success in personal and professional life. Moreover gained communication skills and tools in youth work, particularly in the fields of conflict management, stress management, feedback and shared best practices of the participants and planned future projects.
Measurement were the active dissemination workshpos per participating organizations, involvement of participants at those events and

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the main trainers (in total 4) and was responsible for the following workshops:
- getting to know each other
- active listening & assertive communication
- meditation
- group stress management
- public speaking techniques
- group interview simulation
- final evaluation

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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