This is a reference for Dominique Verschuren

Navigate your Inner Compass

The training activity took place
in Munkviken Sweden
organised by A-net
3-10 April 2015

Aims & objectives

The overall aim of the TC was to increase awareness among youth workers of the inner process and inner compass from a holistic approach (body, mind and heart) in connection to sexuality and identity, and to develop the capacity in supporting young people to explore this.

• Discover which norms we have in connection to sexuality and identity
• Investigate how society and myself see sexuality and how it influence young people
• Raise awareness of your own identity in general and resources
• Learn how to express sexuality in words/communication and attitude
• Explore how sexuality is seen in different European cultures
• Discover tools and methods of sexual pedagogy with youngsters

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

Target group: Youth workers who are involved in sexuality/relationships issues and advising all kinds of youngsters. There were 22 participants from : Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Austria, UK, Croatia, Malta and Spain.

Training methods used & main activities

This training course will be based on non-formal and informal education with a self-directed learning approach. The training course will be developed from the expectations and needs of the participants and the experience and knowledge from the trainers. The training course will be characterized by highly participatory, interactive and experiential methods. The working methods will include case studies, working in pairs and small groups, team building activities, role plays, discussions, workshops developed by the participant and self-assessment.

Outcomes of the activity

This training course had a deep impact on the participants both on a personal and professional level. There was a clear link with transition and connection to the participants role as a youth worker. We believe that a result is better equipped youth workers who can provide better service to young people. More, the results were also wiedely spread within the particpating organisations.
In addition, all the methods, tools, resources, online books, pictures, pictures of all the flipcharts, ted-talks etc were collected and put on a dropbox and shared with all the participants. The trainers also wrote a narrative report of the training course which are attached to this final report. The narrative report is shared with the participants, the participating organisations and on social media and webpages.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the two trainers.

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

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