This is a reference for Atanas Genkov

Group Wise

The training activity took place
in Ommen, The Netherlands
organised by Olde Vechte Foundation
9-21 March 2013
Reference person

Marco Vlaming

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Aims & objectives

GroupWise is a 12 days program for people who want to develop and practice skills for working with groups. Participants will have the chance to learn all steps in a workshop: from preparation
to implementation, with a permanent focus on the expected results. In order to create an active learning environment the participants are learning by doing with the support of the team.

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

• 5 participants per country
• People who are involved or interested in working with groups (training, facilitating, leading group activities, etc.)
• People who want to implement what they learn during the exchange in their local or international environment

Participating countries:
• Bulgaria
• France
• Greece
• Hungary
• Italy
• Latvia
• Poland
• Romania
• Slovenia
• The Netherlands

Training methods used & main activities

The whole training is based upon non-formal education methods. The aim is to
allow participants to “learn by doing”, so that they acquire some knowledge based
upon the experience they withdraw from each exercise or the connection between
them. Some of the possible themes:
• Games and exercises
• Group dynamics
• Media tools
• Presentation skills
• Story telling
• Theories of learning
• Working process minded and goal focused
• Creating a concept about non-formal learning
• Education by creating context
• Language as creative and generative instrument instead of descriptive

Outcomes of the activity

Participants gain knowledge on creating workshops and practice giving workshops continuously in order to build their own workshop performance (the capacity to plan, prepare and deliver workshops to any kind of group, using a personal style).

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full time trainer for the full duration of the activity. I also participated in the creation and development of the training.

I worked on this training for 12 days as a full time trainer.

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