This is a reference for Vitalie Cirhana

Modelling the work in youth work

The training activity took place
in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
organised by "MilleniuM" Training and Development Institute
9-16 December 2021
Reference person

Alexandra Isaicul

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Aims & objectives

Aim of the is to emphasize that burn out is a common problem, and also has high space in3rd sector touching people like youth workers, leaders of NGOs, activists, educators etc.

The objectives of the training course were modeling the way of working in the third sector in the way to keep the work-life balance. We worked on ETS Competence Model for Trainers and based on the Competence Model together with participants we can discuss how to deliver quality non-formal education activities, motivate them for further professional development, and also to take into consideration the balance between dedication to the work and their well-being.

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

The participants in our training course are primarily staff, youth workers, educators, trainers activists, and other people who work in the 3rd sector who wish to explore innovative solutions and strategies to prevent burnout and maintain their well-being while continuing their daily activities.

Training methods used & main activities

Through non-formal methods, experiential learning, and experience sharing, participants to acquire the competencies such as:
• Effectively managing one’s own emotions in training situations; respecting ethical boundaries vis-à-vis learners
• Support learners in identifying and meeting their learning needs and overcoming any barriers
• Undergoing personal/ professional development through feedback
• Acknowledging and dealing with unexpected learning moments and outcomes
• Learning with and from others
• An ability to be empathetic
• An ability to clearly express thoughts and emotions
• An awareness of identity-related issues
• Being diversity aware
• Reflecting acceptance of ambiguity and change
• Critically reflecting and distance oneself from one’s own perceptions, biases, and stereotypical constructions of reality
• Reflecting and using diverse ways and methods to increase self-awareness

Outcomes of the activity

They engaged in meaningful activities and participants identified the challenges they face in their roles, delving into the emotions and complexities associated with these issues. Through collaborative efforts, participants explored effective strategies for addressing these challenges and learned practical methods for coping with them. This comprehensive approach not only equipped participants with new skills and knowledge but also fostered a supportive environment for mutual learning.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As the trainer of this training course, I've been deeply involved in its entire development process. From the initial stages of conceptualization to the final execution, I've worked closely with my co-trainer to shape the topic and design the program to ensure its effectiveness. My responsibilities have included preparing info pack for participants, ensuring they have access to clear and comprehensive information. Creating an engaging and experiential learning environment has been a priority, and I've utilized various facilitation techniques to encourage active participation and meaningful learning experiences.

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

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