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Sashka Vitanova

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Learning is never ending story, is my believe. The main drive in my life is nature and the restoration of man to nature and man to man connections. Nowadays it's all about the choices we make in our life, and the impact of those choices. To be able to see the system's connections and our part in it as human beings, we need to know where we are, where we want to get and how to get there; we need to reflect on the process. Its all about experience and learning, and more over its meant to be joyful

Sashka Vitanova has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

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Current occupation

trainer, fasilitator, volunteers' manager, organizational manager

Work experience

Since 2007 I got familiar with Youth in Action program and participated in a number ( more than 15 ) of trainings and projects as participant (Odyssey, LTTC for Sustainable development, ToT for EVS, ToT of action 4.3 etc. ) and as trainer (EuroMed TC- Sustainable tools, Education for sustainable development; several Youth exchanges); and built an international network and partnerships in the youth field. In Ideas Factory Ass. I am the responsible for Youth in action program activities - for 2012 we have sent 42 people abroad as participants in Youth exchanges, Training courses, Partnership building activities; in Israel, In partnership of 4 countries developed training course on Sustainable development leaderships skills with long term prospective. I am also an experiences project developer. As Ideas Factory Ass. for 2012 we had 16 public events related with social change, leadership, sustainability, networking; we run Academy for social change (www.changemakersacademy.net), Meet for change, part of Beglika festival (beglikafree.org), outdoor activities and many others; host of LEAD international; on beginning of December we are going to be host of SEEYN annual meeting, as part of the network.

Educational pathway

I am an academically trained vet, a profession I practiced for over 5 years at Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center, Bulgaria . At the Center I developed and coordinated a volunteers program. My further academic preparation is of a trainer in non-formal education, volunteer programs and environmental topics. I am an alumni of The Bulgarian Young Leaders’ Program at IIE (International Institute for Education) – Junior Environmental Professionals Training Program, USA 2010. Since winter of 2012 started a Мaster Degree Program of Artistic Psycho-Social Practices, and since October 2012 started an online distance course on Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development, BTH University, Sweden.
The veterinary medicine gave me the knowledge about the systems' connections and interrelations, about the natural processes and nature archetypes. The volunteering programs gave me the understanding of the process oriented behavior. The experience of the YiA program gave me international dimension and cultural knowledge. The US Environmental program for leaders brought me knowledge and examples of other system way of existence. The current studies I'm taking give me deeper knowledge about the groups dynamics, psychological dimension and experiential learning, on one hand, and on another - global dimension and systems thinking; ecological and emotional intelligence.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (intermediate) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Institutions

Working with specific target groups

  • (beginner) Children
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) South East Europe

Trainer references

  • Training course "Sustainable tools"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Village Romantika, dam Shiroka polyana, Bulgaria
    organised by Ideas Factory Association
    11-17.06.2010
  • Training course "Leaders For Sustainable Future"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-31)
    The training activity took place
    in Zichron Yaacov, Israel
    organised by Ramat Hanadiv memorial Gardens and Nature Park
    14-20.05.2012
  • The Planet of the Little Prince

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Mogilitza village, Bulgaria
    organised by Helios club
    15-24.07.2012
  • Sharing vision Improved realities

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Amarante, Portugal
    organised by Aventura Marao Clube
    0ctober, 2011
  • Explore and learn

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Dryanovo, Bulgaria
    organised by Association of speleo clubs
    07-11.10.2011

This profile was last modified on 2017-02-08

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