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This is a reference for Barnabás Gulyás

Faciliation Academy vol.1.

The training activity took place
in Mártély
organised by FCYMC
2-8. May 2015

Aims & objectives

Facilitation Academy vol.1. was a training course for youngsters who wanted to discover and fulfill their abilities and learn new skills about facilitation, group leading, group dynamic processes.

Objectives:

- empower participants to facilitate short period programmes (means few hours lasting workshops till one day programme) alone.
- to create a learning space together with participants which can be the safest space to try out different situation in facilitating.
- together with participants start to plan new projects ideas where they could use their new skills in action, prepared projects would be recommended to submit to national agencies.

Our main aim was to provide a chance for beginners to learn new things within a group where they can try everything out in the spot in relation of facilitation, group leading and group dynamic processes.

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

4 participants/country from Latvia, Lithuania, France, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia and Hungary! In total 32 participants, but a support person and a 2 trainers and 1 junior trainer were there too.
Profile of participants:

- between 16-25 years old
- have only basic or no experience in facilitation, group leading
- are interested about to learn things about the topic
- able to speak and work in English

Training methods used & main activities

We have used the method of non-formal learning and learning by doing methods accompanied with the personal contribution of participants.

Outcomes of the activity

All participants had chance to facilitate their own workshop for the rest of the group. The duration of each workshop were 30 minutes. After each one together with the group we have evaluated the workshops and gave feedbacks.
A blog has been created: http://facilitationacademy.weebly.com/

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full-time trainer together with a collegue and junior trainer.

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

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