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Zoom In! Facilitating group learning processes in challenging situations

The training activity took place
in Mollina, Spain
organised by InJuve Spanish National Agency (Erasmus+ Youth)
17-23. MAY 2016
Reference person

Eva Masero

(Co-trainer and co-designer)
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Aims & objectives

- to increase awareness about group dynamics and group learning
- to understand difficult situations and learn how to deal with them
- to provide tools for facilitation
- to support participants’ development as facilitators.

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

The TC was recommended for youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers, with experience in facilitation or training in non-formal education; and also another criteria was to share his/ her challenging situations; open to discuss values, feelings and accept others' opinion, able to comunicate and work in English.
18 participants from Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, France, Hungary, Bulgaria.

Training methods used & main activities

Zoom in was designed with non-formal education methods where active contribution of participants is encouraged. The TC included variety of tools about understanding and analyzing the role of the facilitator with participants´real case situations. Also it gave an opportunity for participants to get to know new tools to facilitate group learning processes and to learn from others.
Main program elements:
-Team-building activities
- Role of the facilitator
- Dealing with challenging situations
- Group-learning processes
- Competences of the facilitator
- Sharing real cases
- Specific tools and methods for facilitation

Outcomes of the activity

The TC was offering chance for professional development, altough it gave space for participants as well to provide learning opportunity to each other. 6 workshops has been organized by participants in open-space sessions.
Informally participants had also chance to have networking.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Creator and designer of the TC, as well as full-time trainer.
The TC was created together with collegue from Bulgaria, Spain and Italy and it was a practice project within the Training of Trainers 15th edition TCA program.
Co-creators/designers/trainers were: Eva Masero (Spain), Giulia Pagoni (Italy), Ivan Dikoff (Bulgaria)

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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