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This is a reference for Bára Rodi (Blahova)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road III

The training activity took place
in Wezuperbrug, Netherlands
organised by Breakthrough Foundation
24th November - 1st December 2014
Reference person

Sandra Van de Kraak

(organiser, project manager)
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Aims & objectives

“Follow the Yellow Brick Road” took its name from the yellow brick road of "The Wizard of Oz" and it was chosen because it related perfectly to the topics of journey and transformation.

After two successfull experiences in Italy and Czech Republic, the third edition of the course has been improved and adapted and shifted its main focus from the topic of youth unemployment to the topic of attitude towards challenge, change and learning.

We can summarize the objectives in the following points:

• To create a space for personal development, by exploring personal talents, aspirations and potential through a variety of non-formal education and experiential tools;

• To explore and reflect on ‘change’ and ‘responsibility’, as ways to define and reach personal and professional objectives and live a more fulfilling life;

• To experience tools and methodologies that can be utilized to enable, empower and inspire young people;

• To discover how non-formal education can enhance employability of young people and guide them in finding their own career path.

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

• Target Group:
Youth workers, youth leaders, trainers.

• Countries involved:
Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Malta, United Kingdom, Poland, Netherlands.

• Language of the training:
English

• The team of trainers:
Bára Rodi (Bláhová) (Czech Republic), Buzz Bury (UK), Mafalda Morganti (Italy)

Training methods used & main activities

A wide mix of non-formal educational methods and a combination of indoor and outdoor activities. There has been a strong focus on the model of the Hero's Journey as a method for self-development.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants of the training gave very positive feedback already at the end of course, then again in the evaluation questionnaires and in their Youthpasses.

Dealing with change is considered a crucial competence with growing importance within European fast changing society. "Change" can be a new environment, a stay abroad or the change of living or working conditions for young people with different backgrounds. This new period of life comes with a lot of great moments as well as challenges. As a result of experiences on the training course, participants learnt to turn difficult situations into valuable opportunities for personal growth.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full time trainer on the course.
Together with my three above mentioned colleagues we developed the methods used for the training.

My role was to facilitate the course and to coordinate all the activities which took part in it.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

Bara Rodi delivered a very high quality as trainer during the training course Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Her input as trainer had a very positive impact on the journey of our organisation and the participants. With pleasure I recommend Bara Rodi as trainer.

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