This is a reference for Sophie Breuker

Let's Talk about the Unspoken

The training activity took place
in Bodyke, Ireland
organised by Fishbowl Youth
26th-31st Jan 2015

Aims & objectives

The aim of the training course is to develop and enhance the ability of youth workers/leaders to recognize and deal with conflict situations that can arise during the life cycle of youth exchanges

To explore effective communication before, during and after a youth exchange
To identify potential conflict situations and explore how they can be prevented.
To create understanding of theories and concepts of conflict resolution
To develop competences to implement tools and methods of conflict resolution

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

The training targeted youth workers and youth leaders who were interested in the topic of enhancing the quality youth exchanges, effective and positive communication methods, managing conflict situations.

Countries involved: Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Ireland and Moldova, Italy and Georgia

Training methods used & main activities

During the training experiential, creative and interactive non-formal and formal methods were used, taking into account participants’ experience. The processes of learning from each other and learning by doing will be crucial as our starting point will be based on participants experiences of conflict situation that they experienced within the cycle of a youth exchange.

Outcomes of the activity

Upon completion, participants left the Training feeling more confidence about managing conflicts on youth exchanges and understanding the processes of dealing with them when they arise. They created a template that they can apply directly before, during and after youth exchanges. This enhanced the overall quality of youth exchange projects as well and the professional development of participants

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The training team consisted of 2 Irish full time trainers of which I was one.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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