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FACE Austria - Facilitation is easy!

The training activity took place
in Klaffer am Hochzieht, Austria
organised by Kinderfreunde
8th to 15th of February 2018
Reference person

Florian Gerard

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Aims & objectives

FACE - Facilitation is easy - was a TC for Youth workers on Facilitation in Youth groups. The TC proposes methods and exercises to boost some of the Skills (Learning to learn awareness, Effective Communication, Creativity, Conflict management, Designing a workshop) that a Facilitator should have. AIMS:
• Provide Youth Workers with practical tools of facilitation to use with youth for raising their self efficacy and empowering them in their personal and professional life, especially those with fewer opportunities (NEET, migrants,..)
• Improve youth work quality and enhance the role of youth workers and NGOs as social facilitators;
• Facilitate the participants acquisition of a positive attitude towards social challenges and the use of it as positive tool of transformation in youth work and in their lives;
• Improve international cooperation between organisations and build of trustful long-term cooperation;
• Recognition of the educational value of NFE activities - Creation of outcomes (a daily Blog and a Booklet) to spread in order to contribute to Youth Workers empowerment.

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

The TC was attended by 23 participants (youth Workers) from 8 countries: Italy, Portugal, Romenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Slovenia and Austria.
Team were compost for 3 Trainers (Laris Guerri, Lerio Cunha and me) and 1 Support Person (Barbara Heigl)

Training methods used & main activities

We used non-formal tools, Videos, simulation games, Theatre exercises, experiential games, coaching and self-directed learning, taking care to provide a strong experiential impact on participants and organizations.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants learned and developed a news skills of facilitation: Learning to learn awareness, Effective Communication, Public Speaking, Creativity, time management and Designing a workshop. We have developed a daily Blog and Booklet with all the activities and workshops.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role was a trainier in some sessions, especially about Time Management, Intercultural communication and workshop designer.
I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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

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