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T-STEY (Training course for Starting Trainers in European Youth Work)

The training activity took place
in Prague, Czech Rep
organised by Czech NA (TCP)
Reference person

Vendula Fischerov√°

(former TCP officer of the Czech NA & organiser of the course)
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Aims & objectives

Main aim:
To enable participants that are STARTING trainers, to competently plan, run and evaluate training activities, within the European youth work context (on local, national or European level).

- to raise understanding of training methodology (within the non formal education approach) and - to raise understanding about the flow, logic and coherence in a training activity
- to understand the place of training within European youth work context and Youth in Action programme
- to understand the influence of group dynamics and the intercultural dimension in a training programme
- to experience and explore learning and training styles, and to raise awareness about its importance
- to experience how some methods and techniques can be used in different ways
to experience the planning of a short term training in international team
- to provide an opportunity to practise some performance skills (facilitation, presentation, communication)
- to reflect upon personal ethics, values and attitudes of participants as trainers
- to facilitate the further use of the training experience into real life in order to get a long term effect

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

Participant seny by the National Agencies from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, and Latvia. Also pax from Russia, Albania, Bellarus, Macedonia participated in the course.

Profile of participants:
- people with youth work experience, experienced in YiA, with some facilitating skills from the experience in the group work, youth work,… that need to know more about the methodology of setting up a training: so people that need to know how consciously to set up a training with coherence and logic

Training methods used & main activities

This training course was organised within the context of Non Formal Education (NFE). This means that we had an active, participatory, non-academic approach.
In the setting, the group process, the content and the methodology of the trainings activities, the focus is put on participation, active involvement, sharing of thoughts and feelings, learning by doing, group work with an intercultural dimension.

Outcomes of the activity

Main outcome was raising competenties for starting trainers to plan, run and evaluate competently a training course of 3-5 days within a European youth work context.

As documentation:
- All participants received CD with training materials + extra resources
- Every day was published Newspaper of a training ("the EnterTrainers Daily")

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full-time trainer for preparation, realisation and evaluation of training.

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

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