Árpád Bárnai


I have started learning to create supportive learning environment while working in a foster home. Since then I am still learning about the role of dialogue, experience, playfulness and connection in making us able to navigate our lives.

Árpád Bárnai has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Árpád Bárnai

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Current occupation

Trainer, coach and youth worker

Work experience

2024: Advisor (international partnerships and youth work) - Academy of Experience.
2017 - 2024: Head of Training and Development at Academy of Experience.
2021 - 2022: trainer in the project "Safe Places - Thriving Children". Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices into Alternative Care Settings” is a two-year project (2020-2022) co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.
2018 - 2021: mentor at Watchtower Program for Unicef Hungary
2017: Trainer at Bátor Tábor (Serious Fun Foundation)
2012 - ongoing: Trainer at Academy of Experience.
2016: Group facilitator for the Hungarian Templeton Program. http://templetonprogram.hu/en
2016: Trainer at Solutionsurfers Hungary. http://www.solutionsurfers.hu/english/
2014-2017: Implementation consultant at Practify. Supporting trainers in creating blended learning development processes with the software Practify. Member of the methodological development team.
2006-2011: Educator, program manager in a foster home in Hungary.

Mind Mattes training course about Mental Health. Finnland.
Engage and Empower training course, about working with disadvantaged, highly vulnerable youth and using volunteering as a tool of experiential learning. Hungary. Erasmus + Accreditation TC.
- Play! Training course for youth workers. GyiÖT, Hungary, Erasmus+ Accreditaition course.
- Outdoor Training of Trainers, Academy of Experince. Hungary. Erasmus+ Accreditation course.
- Youth leader training, Latvia, 2023.
- Facilitator: EFFY 23 Erasmus+ Future Focused Youth – Ukraine online symposium.
- Facilitator in the Mental Health in Youth Work SNAC event: Mental Health in Youth Work Inspirational Event, Portugal, Algarve
2021- Trainer and thematic leader of the program Youth+ (KA2)
- volunteer training for Academy of Experience volunteers working with youth at risk
- Generali Summer camps for youth living in the Hungarian foster care system
- IfYou - inclusive youth leader training for participants of local volunteer groups in Hungary
- From Us To You goes International KA3: Creating volunteering-based programs for Roma youth in Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Netherlands
- HEART KA2. Experiential education and art therapy as tools to enhance resilience. Organizer: Academy of Experience
- Playinclusive: international training course on game design and play as tools for youth workers.
- Play training vol. 2. - The second stage of the KA2 project Play!
2018: Source international seminar on best practices in youth work.
2018.10. Play Training vol. 1. - International training course on game design and play as tools for youth workers. Hungary.

2017.01-06: From Us To You 7. Experiential learning program for Roma Youth. The program used: the volunteering project as a frame for learning life-leading skills, experiential learning and solutions-focused methods.

2016. Brief Coaching with Children and Adolescents. Solutionsurfers Hungary.

2015. In Between: Training course for youth workers, social workers, and others who are working with young people in transition from childhood to adult and who are asking themselves how to support young people in a more holistic way. 17-23 May 2015 | Reichenau a.d. Rax, Austria

2014 Civil Leadership Academy - 10 days - civil leadership course for NGO leaders. Role: trainer, teamcoach, knowledge management expert. YIA 3.1

Our Way 2 in 1 - outdoor experiential education training for trainers funded by IVF. Role: Graphic facilitator, an expert in working with disadvantaged youth. http://elmenyakademia.hu/en/projects/inland/our-way-2-in-1.html

INSIDE AND OUT - YiA 4.3 / training course using the tools of experiential learning, outdoor education, and Integrative Expression and Dance Therapy. 1/09/2013-10/09/2013. Role: Co-trainer, outdoor expert.

DANCE INTO YOUR LIFE (co-trainer) - Grundtvig workshop using the tools of experiential learning, outdoor education, and Integrative Expression and Dance Therapy. 18/06/2013-28/06/2013. Role: Co-trainer, outdoor expert.

LOCAL ACTION GLOBAL REACTION - YiA 1.1 / youth exchange on sustainability. Role: Facilitator, graphic facilitator, outdoor expert.

Tőlünk Nektek 1.and 3. YiA 1.2. Youth Initiative with the participation of youth living in a foster home, restricted foster home and gypsy settlement. Role: facilitator, teamcoach, graphic facilitator, outdoor expert. 01/02/2013-01/09/2013

EVS ON ARRIVAL TRAINING. An experiential learning based program using tools of solution focused teamcoaching. Role: Trainer, teamcoach. 28/01/2013-01/02/2013

GROWING BY DOING2. YiA 1.1 / youth exchange including 2 days voluntary project on the gypsy settlement of Bag with the local youth participating. Role: Facilitator, outdoor expert. 30/11/2012-10/12/2012

COACHING FOR SUCCESS. YiA 4.3 / training course. The basics of coaching. Introduction to
Solution Focused and Narrative coaching. Role: Co-trainer, graphic facilitator.

BACK TO YOUR NATURE: YiA 1.1 / youth Exchange on healthy way of life, yoga, Integrated Self-
Expression and Dance Therapy. (Élményakadémia KHE). Role: Assistant, Graphic facilitator.

BACK TO THE NATURE: YiA 4.3 / training course for youth workers on technical skills of outdoor education. Assistant.

Volunteer coordinator in the Reserve Atalaya,
February 2012 – April 2012, Peru, Chontachaka

Street Children Educators. EVS project in a foster home in Peru, Nuevo Chimbote. October 2011-February 2012

2010 Képesek vagyunk! Suntem capabili! youth exchange for 40 orphan kids in YIA 1.2

Educational pathway

Training of Trainers - Healthy places - Thriving children. Trauma informed Practices in Alternative Care Settings. 2021. april-may.

Introduction to Trauma informed care 2020. sept - oct.

Advanced team coaching case clinic 2020. sept-nov.

Trainers' Skill Workshop on Educational design 2020.03.

Wilderness First Responder, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Medicine Institute, 2012, 2019, 2022.

Solution Focused Coaching Seminar, Haesun Moon, Budapest, 2019. 09. 23-24.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Medicine Institute

SolutionFocused Mediation. 2017. 03.
Solutionsurfers Hungary

Wilderness Advanced First Aid. 2017.02. Wilderness Emergency and Rescue Academy, Hungary

Crisis Intervention Training. Pressley Ridge Foundation Hungary. 2017.01. Budapest, Hungary.

Ready, Steady, Draw. Advanced graphic facilitation training. 2016.12. Tata, Hungary.

Professional Certified Coach assessment, International Coach Federation, 2016.06.

Introduction to the Way Council. 31. March - 3. April. Yvan Ritz - Tina Kansy. Budapest.

Host Leadership Workshop. Mark McKergow. Solutionsurfers. 29. February. 2016. Budapest.

Trainer Skill Workshop: Evaluation and Impact Assessment. 15-18 February 2016 | Vienna, Austria, Austrian National Agency

Coaching and Supervision Workshop. 21-22 January 2016, Budapest, Solutionsurfers Hungary

Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth in Action Projects 2014/2015. Salto Training and Cooperation Resource Center.

"Words were originally magic" - Solution focused approach to effective coaching and therapy. Solutionsurfers. Chris Iveson. 2015.

Solutionfocused Mediation. Solutionsurfers. Marco Ronzani. 2015. http://www.solutionsurfers.hu/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/MediationRonzani.pdf

Brief Coaching training - 2014. Solutionsurfers. Hankovszky Katalin. http://www.solutionsurfers.hu/english/

To Live is To Learn. Training course on Self-Directed Learning. 2013.

Wilderness First Responder, 2013. Organized by: Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Solution Focus Teamcoach. 2012-2013. Organized by: Solutionsurfers.
http://www.solutionsurfers.hu/brief-coach-trening/ http://www.solutionsurfers.com/start.php?id=about

Safety Crafter Trainee. Whitewater Training Center. http://www.wwtc.info/

Rope Story - low and high ropes, tree house construction training. The Czech Republic, 2012 August - September

Via Ropes - low and high ropes construction training. The Czech Republic, 2009 October

It's all about doing - coaching training International Synergy Group. Olde Vechte Foundation, 2010 February - March

Training for Simplicity. Training for Trainers - Olde Vechte Foundation, The Netherlands, 2011 November.

Digital Puzzle - Media training for youth workers. Olde Vechte Foundation. 2011

Advanced Synergy Training, Olde Vechte Foundation, Personal Development Training, 2010 January

Non-Violent Communication, SEAL-Hungary, 2011 January

Go On - Part II - Training on Outdoor Methodologies and Experiential Learning - Romania. ASIC. May 2009 – June 2009

First Step Synergy Training. Egyesek Ifjúsági Egyesület, Hungary, 2009 March

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Animation
  • (advanced) Bullying & Harassment
  • (beginner) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (beginner) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (beginner) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (beginner) Financial Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Health & Prevention
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (intermediate) Project Management
  • (beginner) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (beginner) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (advanced) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (intermediate) Families
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (beginner) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (beginner) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (advanced) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Africa
  • (beginner) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (beginner) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Latin America
  • (beginner) North-North Cooperation
  • (beginner) North-South Co-operation
  • (beginner) South East Europe

Other skills

grapchic facilitation, wilderness first responder

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Hungarian
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Inside and Out

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-02-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Galyatető, Hungary
    organised by Academy of Experience
  • Dance into Your Life

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-06-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Hungary, Galyatető
    organised by Academy of Experience Association
  • Coaching for Success

    Validated (2022-02-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Hungary, Galyatető
    organised by Academy of Experience Association
    Reference person

    Juhász Zsuzska

    (CEO of organizing organization)
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  • In Between

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-03-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Reichenau an der Rax
    organised by Austrian National Agency
    17-23. May 2016
  • Coaching for Change

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-04-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Frankolovo, Slovenia
    organised by Ribalon
    25. August - 3. September 2016.

This profile was last modified on 2024-04-25

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