Ruzanna Ivanian


The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris

Ruzanna Ivanian has 4 references for past work as a trainer and added 1 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Ruzanna Ivanian

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Current occupation

Associate professor , trainer

Work experience

Non-formal education

I am involved in trainings for 17 years. Since 2000 I work on local and international level as a free-lance trainer in field of youth work. At the moment I am member of Trainers pool of Council of Europe, Trainers pool for EVS of SALTO-EECA.

Besides training activities I also have a long experience of cooperation with SALTO, “Erasmus plus” as a project coordinator, expert, editor, author of texts. I was a multiplier of “YOUTH in action” programme, edited and wrote numerous materials for SALTO EECA including broshures, articles for “Youth in 7” magazine and guidebooks.

On a grass-root level I have experience about 22 years in training, project management and NGO management. On an international level - I was working full time for 4 years for UNICEF as a project coordinator. In 2008 I was employed as an internal expert of local support office of European Commission in Saint-Petersburg. In 2010 – as a program manager for the Danish Church Aid.

• Being a manager of youth NGO “Youth information centre” I have a long experience of co-operation and partnership with governmental structures
Since 1999 I work for the Universities developing and implementing courses for the students of social work, youth work and media.
I am an author of several manuals for youth workers related to non-formal education, intercultural learning and participation. In total I have more than 120 publications including papers in scientific magazines and abstracts of conferences, 3 educational manuals on youth work, 4 manuals for social work students, four books.

Educational pathway

As a trainer I grow up thanks to the trainings of Concil of Europe, SALTO-EECA and other international stakeholders. Some of them were mainly around non-formal education (how to do it on a good professional level) and others were mainly related to certain topics (for ex. gender issues in youth work).

My formal education included:

1) Louisiana State University Manship School of mass communication 2011-2012 Post-doctorate Fulbright researcher, scholar

2) Saint-Petersburg State University Faculty of Journalism 1998-2002 Ph.D. degree course. Completed. Got a Doctor on political sciences

3) Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Service and Economy, Faculty of social technologies 1993-1997 Diploma of honors, Social work expert. MA.

4) Saint-Petersburg State University Faculty of Journalism 1992-1998 Diploma of honors, journalist. MA.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (expert) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (expert) European Institutions
  • (expert) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (expert) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (expert) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (expert) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation

Other skills

mass-media, social work, journalism, cooperation with the authorities, youth policy

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Armenian
  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Russian

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This profile was last modified on 2022-08-22

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