This is a reference for Vera Goriunova

Power of communication

The training activity took place
in Reims, France
organised by Jus Gentium
06-14 October 2019

Aims & objectives

to discuss and come to common understanding of what efficient
communication is and its role in educational process
to discover how communication is related to human rights and
human dignity
to develop skills in the competence area “communicating
meaningfully with others”
to develop skills in intercultural communication in diverse
environments and with learners from different backgrounds
-to reflect on the specifics in communication process in different
dimensions such as educator – young people, educator-educator,
educator-institution (organization) and come up with strategies for
fostering efficient communication process.
to reflect on the effects of non-verbal communication, and how it’s
linked with the personal attitudes to become conscious about
personal body language when working in multicultural environment.

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

The project was open for youth workers, trainers,
coaches and educators who actively work at local /
regional / national or international levels from Italy, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, The Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, France. There were 31 participants in total.

Training methods used & main activities

All the methods were equally accessible for everyone’s participation and were adjusted to the learning needs and styles. The education was based on the experiential learning meaning that the participants were learning by doing, and later reflected on the experience. Participants were learning through interacting and sharing. Though most of the methods were non-formal and non- frontal, there was still a time for the theoretical inputs and direct guiding.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants developed their competences in the competence area " communicating meaningfully with others" according to European training strategy including such criteria as ability to listen actively, ability to be empathetic, ability to clearly express thoughts and emotions, an awareness of identity based issues and being diversity aware on individual level ( dimension educator-learner, educator -educator).

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

a full-time trainer

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

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