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ToT Transforming Narratives - offline training

The training activity took place
in The Hague, the Netherlands
organised by UNOY

Aims & objectives

Develop knowledge and attitudes related to peacebuilding, the role of narratives and training using non-formal education methods.
Improve facilitation and training skills through a series of participant-led sessions, where participants got hands-on experience in developing and implementing their own non-formal education activities. This practice session included a video analysis followed by well-structured self-reflection, debriefing and feedback sessions from the trainers and other participants. A co-learning environment was ensured during the whole process.

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

20 participants from different countries: the Netherlands, Ireland, Syria, Germany, Bosnia, Georgia, Ukraine, Mnyamar, etc.

Training methods used & main activities

Main subjects: change of perspective, creative problem solving, conflict escalation and de-escalation, judgments, active listening, dfinitions on peace building, transforming narratives
NFE following NAOMIE and KOLB's guidelines for designing, implementing and evaluating them. Examples of methods used are: open space, role game, debate, living diagram, the queen's adventure, the box of points of view, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The training (phase 2 of 3) took place successfully achieving its goal and objectives, in fact, most of participants gave training sessions/workshops/activities as a follow up of the ToT and some of them have later worked as junior trainers.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

1 of the 2 trainers (in charge of online training - phase 1; onsite training - phase 2; and coaching follow up - phase 3)

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

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