This is a reference for Christina Demetriades

Youth Worker Development

The training activity took place
in Nicosia, Cyprus
organised by Cyprus Youth Council
21-28 April 2015

Aims & objectives

"Youth Worker Development" is a project that aimed to provide support, training, experience
and knowledge to members of organizations working with young people / youth (youth workers / project managers) regarding the proper, effective and efficient management of international and local programs / actions for young people.
Participants were trained in managing conflicts, individuals, groups, resources, time and
results and exchange good practices, approaches, tools, tactics and techniques.

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

The plan involved 6 different countries from both EU Member States and non-EU
members. Overall 26 people will participate in the project for a period of seven days.
Participants were individuals who worked in an organization and had
direct involvement with the design and implementation of local and international projects for young people (youth workers, trainers / facilitators and project managers).
We had participants from the Ukraine, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, and Cyprus.

Training methods used & main activities

The main tool / method of the project’s implementation was the use of non-formal and
informal learning through which participants will gain effective methods, tactics, tools and
knowledge that will be provide to them through this training course.
The activities that were implemented included role playing activities, development and resolution scenarios (case studies), evaluation, communication and reproductive strategies
(communication and multiplication strategies), team building activities, group activities
(teamwork activities), exchange of experiences / techniques / tools and creating tools for
effective and efficient planning and management of local and international programs for
young people.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants learned new / multiple ways, tools and techniques for successful management, implementation and design of local and international youth programs, which helped develop their skills, their skills, increase their knowledge and experiences.
In this training course, participants received the necessary knowledge, experience, education and tools which would enable them to design and implement projects for
young people. The exchange of experiences, tools and methods among the participants, the
training they received from their Trainers during the training course, as well as new tools that were created (by the participants in collaboration with the Trainers), contributed to the implementation of the aims mentioned above.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was involved in this training course as a full-time Trainer, where I delivered a considerable number of the sessions. I also helped organise entertainment evenings involving both local culture as well as intercultural nights with the contribution of the participants.

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

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