Steven Gasgarth


I started international youth work in 2009 when I discovered Erasmus+ (YiA), completing the ToT in 2013.
My early career was DJing & Music production which I combined with youth work from 1995. I am currently a self-employed Trainer and also Director and Project Manager for Coyote Initiatives CIC.
I use non-formal education in all my work - in training, youth/arts/community projects and in consulting with 3rd sector organisations.

Steven Gasgarth has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Steven Gasgarth

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Current occupation

Trainer, Project Manager, Project Worker

Work experience

2016 - Present: Director for Coyote Initiatives non profit organisation + Self employed Trainer, Facilitator, Project Manager.
2016 - 2021: Project Coordinator for Findhorn Bay Arts "In the Mix" & "Remix" project - a multi-arts project for young people.
2006 - Present: Freelance Trainer & Facilitator. Working in the Youth, Social Work, Education and non-profit fields.
Training - young people and professionals in NFE, youth work, mental health & wellbeing, nature-based methods, diversity awareness and youth empowerment.
2005 - 2008: Youth Centre manager for Children & Youth in Community (CYC) & project worker for True North.
2004 - 2012: Youth/Support Work for local councils and youth charities. Developing youth work programmes for Moray Council. Support work for young people with additional support needs. Housing & Employment support for children & young people's charity.
2004 - Present: Freelance Music Project Worker. Designing and delivering music technology based programmes and projects for schools, community and arts organisations & charities.
1995-2004: Freelance Project Worker. Developing Music based programmes for young people - community groups and local councils. Performance, Arts, Diversity, Conflict Resolution and Empowerment projects using music as a tool.
1991-2004: Freelance Music Producer, DJ & Events Management.

Educational pathway

2013-14: ToT 13, Training of Trainers for European Youth Projects.
This was a 9 month journey to develop my trainers competences, my understanding of non-formal education and the Erasmus+ programme, to meet and network with other trainers and to develop partnerships and projects for the future. This training provided a wealth of experience through the trainers and the other participants and has increased my competences and confidence as a trainer.
2014: Special Effects ToT, Italy. This training was a masterpiece in delivering the nuts and bolts of training design, group dynamics and facilitation. It helped to clarify my understanding of all these aspects, especially within the E+ field, and all using innovative and effective NFE methods.
2010-14: Process Oriented Psychotherapy.
This process oriented method has helped me to develop my coaching & facilitation work alongside providing huge insights into group and personal dynamics.
2009-10: Social Care HNC. I took this course to provide me with a formal basis for the work I was doing in the Social Work field. It helped to formalise my non-formal and self directed learning into a form that was appreciated and needed by the local councils and charities I was working for.
2004-06: Findhorn Foundation. When I began leading international youth groups for the FF, I took part in a number of their trainings in conflict resolution, art, group dynamics, leadership and facilitation skills. This was my first structured experience of non-formal education & learning and changed the way I worked. It also started my career change to that of trainer & facilitator.
Before that - School, College, University and other Stuff.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (advanced) Change Management
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Global Cooperation

Trainer references

  • Enterprise - The Next Generation

    Validated (2022-02-07)
    The training activity took place
    in Kinloss, Scotland
    organised by Children & Youth in Community
    23rd - 29th May 2014
    Reference person

    Zita Szalai

    (Co-trainer & Organiser)
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  • Butterfly Effect 3

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-07-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Skalka u Doks, Czech Republic
    organised by Jižní vítr
    14th - 25th August 2013
  • LPCS Kitchen

    Validated (2022-07-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Rožmberk nad Vltavou, Czechia
    organised by Jižní Vítr
    12-17th March 2012
    Reference person

    Jan Latal

    (Organiser & Co-Trainer)
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This profile was last modified on 2024-03-31

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