Tomáš Pešek


I love working with people, to help to develop their potential. In different ways. By non-formal education, experiential outdoor education and last years also by coaching. In creative and enjoyable ways.
Last years I am involved also in recognition of non-formal education and youth policy and youth work development in Slovakia.

Tomáš Pešek has 4 references for past work as a trainer and added 5 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Tomáš Pešek

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Current occupation

free lance trainer, youth worker, consultant, coach

Work experience

Member of internal team of Slovak presidency in the Council of EU in the field of youth, 2016
Member of different expert groups (EU, CoE) regarding youth work development 2014 - present
Facilitation of different high-level policy meetings (2009 - present)
Long term trainigns of coaches in youth work (Since 2010 - present)
Long term trainings on rising quality of youth work and non-formal education in youth work (2012-present)
Commercial trainings (presentations skills, conflict communication, coaching) 2011 - present
Training of traienrs such as: Traning trainers in ESF project KomPrax realized in Slovakia 2011 - 2015 (reaching over 10.000 volunteers)
Trainer in V4 Future (international long-term training for trainers from V4 countries (HUN, POL, SVK, CZE) 2007 - 2008
Trainer in T-STEY (international training for starting trainers in European Youthwork) 3 editions 2007 - 2013
Trainer in long-term training of trainers in Slovakia (for slovak NA) 2006
EVS related trainings (pre-departure, on-arrival and mid-term) 2004 - 2010
Training COME - conflict management for EVS actors 7 editions 2004 - 2009
Organizing youth exchanges as a leader
Responsible for international acitivities of PLUSKO Youth organisation in Slovakia and youth worker 2001 - 2008
Trainings of instructors of experiential pedagogy in Slovakia 2001 - today
Trainer in Module International - focused on ICL in youth exchanges and international teamwork, 5 editions 2004 - 2007

Educational pathway

ACC (Associate certified coach by International Coach Federation), 2016
Training on coaching, ICF, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009/2010
Training for Trainers in human rights education, EYC Budapest, 03/2006
TC on European Citizenship: Institutions and Politics, CoE and EC Partnership, 11/2005
Training of Trainers by Slovak NA and British Council in Slovakia 2002-2004
Training of Trainers IV. - SALTO long term network training 2003 - 2004
Training on methods and techniques, Tongeren, Belgium, March 2003 - TC for starting trainers how training can be colorful and rich
TIC TAC - TC on improvement of quality of international projects, Tallin, Estonia 2002
over 16 years of active experience with Youth, Youth in Action and E+ Program
17 years experience in youth work with main focus on outdoor and experiental learning and non-formal education
8 years of youth work and youth policy development on national level (in coopereation with Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic)

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) 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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

experiental education

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) German
  • (beginner) Russian
  • (beginner) Spanish

Other languages

slovak, czech

Trainer references

  • T – STEY: Training for Starting Trainers in European Youth work

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-07-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Prague, Czech Republic
    organised by Czech NA
    21. - 27. 11. 2010
  • Training of Trainers for EVS

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-03-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    organised by Bulgarian NA
    15 - 21 March 2010
  • Marker CS

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Czech Republic/Slovakia
    organised by ANEV (Association for non-formal education)
    November 2014 - June 2015
  • The Job Affair

    Validated (2020-01-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Slovakia
    organised by Orbis Institute
    November 2015 - February 2016
    Reference person

    Anita Silva

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Tools contributed by the trainer

  • Islands

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Disability, Anti-Racism, Group Dynamics, Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme, Project Management, Networking and Follow-up, Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Conflict Management, Organisational Management, European Citizenship, Peer education

  • Youth Program "Table game"

    Topics adressed: Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

  • Youth Program "Table game"

    Topics adressed: Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

  • What do we know about them?

    Topics adressed: Intercultural Learning

  • The Job Affair BOOKLET and TOOLBOX

    Topics adressed: Personal Development

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This profile was last modified on 2017-01-11

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