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Embracing Diversity - Training on diversity management

The training activity took place
in Oslo, Norway
organised by Salto Inclusion & Norwegian NA
Reference person

Jana Tikalova

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Aims & objectives

To train youth workers how to manage diversity in their daily work and in youth activities. The youth workers were trained to help young people make sense of increasingly diverse societies and manoeuvre around them successfully, despite differences of all kinds.
Objectives included:
- To explore concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion;
- To strengthen and develop youth workers’ ‘diversity management’ skills;
- To learn from approaches and methods used in youth work, but also in other sectors, and see how these can be applied and adapted to the needs of the youth field;
- To gain knowledge on different tools, methods and techniques for managing diversity and interacting successfully despite differences.

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

The target group was youth workers working with diversity and inclusion of young people. We had 34 participants from 17 different countries involved in the training.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods included role plays, discussions and buzz groups, presentations, interviews and coaching, self-evaluation and reflection, interactive workshops.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants learned about diversity management at different levels, and understood concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion. They have experienced and learned various methods relevant for diversity management, both from the youth work field and from the business sector.
The project yielded a number of follow-up activities by the participants. The material covered has also been written down and added to a report brief for Salto Inclusion.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of two trainers of this activity. My role included planning and facilitating programme parts, as well as evaluate and report on the training.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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