This is a reference for Steven Gasgarth

LPCS Kitchen

The training activity took place
in Rožmberk nad Vltavou, Czechia
organised by Jižní Vítr
12-17th March 2012
Reference person

Jan Latal

(Organiser & Co-Trainer)
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Aims & objectives

LPCS Kitchen was an evaluation meeting of 10 people (incl. facilitators and support staff) from 6 countries (Czechia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland) aimed to summarize and analyze previous projects as well as the whole process of development of the group and its members. Another aim is to plan future projects and give a clearer shape to the future of our network.
LPCS (Learning Partnership for Creative Sustainability) works towards sustainability in daily life through holistic approach.
To evaluate all previous main projects and related activities
To summarise the forms and styles of cooperation of the network so far
To compose a long term vision of future cooperation and it's ways
To draft possible future activities and projects.

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

10 people (incl. facilitators and support staff) from 6 countries (Czechia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Scotland and Switzerland)

Training methods used & main activities

We use methods based on techniques of traditional cultures connected with our knowledge and experience in training and youthwork. Most of the work is nature based and outdoors while using variety of creative techniques.
Presentation, Pair work, small & large group work, individual reflection, way of council, Solo time, Sit Spots, dynamic group games, story telling, creative tools, art, music, discussion, world cafe, nature-based, outdoor education, creative evaluation, group design, plenary.

Outcomes of the activity

Over the 6 days we evaluated our projects to date, which included Youth Exchanges and Training Courses.
We were able to find the areas which worked extremely well and could be transferred, to those aspects which were not so successful and so not to implement them again - or in the same way again.
We determined the most effective style and methods for us to work and communicate together and set this up for the following 2 year period.
Finally we began to design our next projects, deciding also who would be in the teams for each training and related activity.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the trainers in the project for the full 6 days. Programme design, evaluation, collecting and dissemination of results.
Although this was an Evaluation meeting, I have included it here as it shows a different use of my skills and we use many of the same methods as in a training course and we of course had to design the programme. In addition, applying non-formal methods to a 6 day evaluation & future projects meeting was incredibly effective and has helped to develop my own evaluative techniques and approach.

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

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