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Seminar on project management within educational programme Bridge it!

The training activity took place
in Tartu, Estonia
organised by Bridge it! (
15.08. - 21.08.2016
Reference person

Laura Leimane

(Co-trainer and programme coordinator)
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Aims & objectives

The educational programme Bridge it! has an elaborated Curriculum where goals for each seminar are fixed. We as facilitators team took them as a starting point and specified them according to the participants' needs. At the end we have worked on the following goals during this seminar:

- To maintain a friendly and comfortable atmosphere in a group consisted of participants from two different Introductory seminars
- To additionally motivate and prepare participants to implement the projects
- To fill out project proposals with a plan of actions and a time schedule
- To determine the final target audiences of the projects
- To elaborate the final project budget
- To develop project managements skills, fundraising/friendraising
- To arrange field visits in the course of the seminar to get an additional inspiration
- To explain the tasks and responsibilities in the mentor/mentee pairs and to prepare the matching process
- To get familiar with Bridge It! narrative and financial reporting
- To introduce the concept of participatory approach and give space for participants to contribute for seminar programme, for example workshops by participants

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

Participants of this seminar were from North-West Russia, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

In the facilitators' team we also had one trainer from Georgia and one from Uzbekistan.

Training methods used & main activities

In the whole seminar we worked with non-formal education methods. For example:

1. Method about participatory approach
Goal: Participants understand the role of participation in the learning process; To introduce with different levels of participation; To talk about participatory approach in Bridge it and motivate participants to get more involved during the seminar; Give space for participants to communicate how they can contribute to the programme

2. LinkedIn @Bridge It!
- To foster team-feeling
- Introduction to the project ideas developed during the Introduction seminars
- To search for common interests, experiences, connection that could be useful for one's own project work.

3. Communication tools (Four ears model)
Goal: understanding the process of communication and possible misinterpretation of messages which can affect communication in the team

Outcomes of the activity

All the goals set for this seminar were achieved. For me the main outcome was that participants developed and finalized their project ideas and acquired practical project management tools, they need for project implementation.

In the community of Bridge it! you can find some pictures and post about this seminar

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as a full-time trainer during this seminar. I was responsible for development of the seminar programme and for conduction of different sessions together with my team trainers.

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

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