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Social entrepreneuship for youths - can global changed be made?

The training activity took place
in Birštonas, Lithuania
organised by European social entrepreneurship and innovative studies institute
01/10/2016 - 14/10/2016

Aims & objectives

Study course aims to develop social entrepreneurial skills for youth workers and to provide advanced knowledge of social entrepreneurship. After the course, the youth workers shall be able to develop social entrepreneurship ideas and projects with youths.

Goal of the organisation is to develop personal and proffesional social entrepreneurial skills of youth workers. With this trainning program it was successfuly achieved.

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

Youth workers. Participants from: Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria

Training methods used & main activities

Experiential tasks
Individual coaching sessions
Group coaching sessions
Peer evaluation
Meeting with social business owners
Theory implementation is real social business environment (workshops)
Pitch of developed social idea to stakeholders

Outcomes of the activity

Social Entrepreneurship - Learning outcomes:
-Has basic knowledge on the principles of creation and forms of individual socialentrepreneurship; knows what the determinants for setting up social business under the national law are; has indispensable knowledge of an effective running own social business
-Can recognise the determinants and various risks connected with a launch of social business, has the skill to organise them; can carry out a SWOT analysis connected with establishment of a new social business
-Can design a simple activity indispensable for fulfilment of organisation’s objectives; has the skill to professionally manage the projects connected with organisation’s functioning; can professionally manage human resources
-Has the skill to present own and other people’s views on the phenomena from the sphere of organisation theory; has the skill to communicate with the environment (also in the multicultural environment)
-Has knowledge about man as object and subject in social relations, necessary for the development of social business
-Knows and understands the socio-cultural conditions of the development of social business. Knows how to adjust the product depending on the type of client.
-Has in-depth knowledge of the subject object used to perform professional tasks; has in-depth knowledge of their other interests related to the chosen field of study.
-Can use the knowledge about the social processes in their analysis, interpretation and forecasting; Has the ability to use basic terms that describe the behaviour of consumers in the market.
-Can use the knowledge to understand the special place and role of man creating the socio-economic, with particular emphasis on organizational structures in the field of social entreprneurship
-Can recognize the problems the profession associated with social entrepreneurship.
-Recognizes the value of entrepreneurial thinking and action; is willing to take the risk related to voice their opinion.

Development of Social products - Learning outcomes:
-Knows and understands the economic conditions of transformation of social sector especially in relation to the process of creating attractions.
-Knows and understands the socio-cultural conditions of transformation of social sector in relation to the process of creating attractions.
-Has an extended knowledge of the social attractions.
-Can assess the suitability of geographical space in the context of its use for the creation of new social attractions.
-Has the ability to present their views on the changes attractions.
-Can prepare a written work on new social attractions.
-Understands that the knowledge and skills acquired during the study period rapidly become obsolete and therefore recognizes the need for lifelong learning.
-Recognizes the value of entrepreneurial thinking and action.
-Is able to assist in the assembly taking in the different roles.

Marketing in Social entrepreneurship - Learning outcomes:
-Has detailed knowledge of the nature of selected social sciences, physical culture sciences and natural sciences as well as of other selected fields of science, with particular focus on their importance to research in social services
-Knows the general rules for the creation and development of individual social entrepreneurship, has detailed knowledge of the development of individual social entrepreneurship in social services
-Knows and understands the social, cultural, economic, environmental and spatial conditions for activities related to social services
-Understands and diagnoses the lifestyles and selected patterns of behaviour of individuals, understands the cultural conditions of needs and problems of individuals and social groups in the context of the above-mentioned activities
-Has the skill to use the acquired knowledge of social services in various scopes and forms, as well as to critically analyse the effectiveness and usefulness of the knowledge applied
-Is able to identify environmental, social, cultural, religious, ethnic and economic conditions relating to work social services
-Understands the need for lifelong learning in various professional activities; is able to independently and critically develop knowledge and skills, also the interdisciplinary aspect
-Is able to cooperate and work in a group, adopting different roles, including those of the leader and organiser; particularly with regard to work in social services
-Is able to predict the effects of his or her professional activities in various aspects
-Shows entrepreneurial thinking
-Is able to present opinions on various aspects of work in social services

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the main trainners, mentor and coacher 24/7 with group (15 youth workers), all 14 days. Helped them to develope social ideas, to understand how they can implement in into their activities. After 14 days, I was the only one who coached and mentored groups twice per week and 2 per week individually with every participant.

I worked on this training for 14 days as a full time trainer.

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