Trisha Wilkinson


I'm a freelance trainer with the added bonus of being an ex-employee of the Erasmus+ National Agency in Ireland. I love designing training that connects to participant's needs and have in depth knowledge of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programme. All that fun stuff like application forms, award criteria, project management, and then the really great stuff like youth engagement, empowerment and participation.

Trisha Wilkinson has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Trisha Wilkinson

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Current occupation

Trainer - Freelance

Work experience

I am delivering training to youth workers, teachers, young people in the areas of:
- Youth empowerment,
-Reflective learning
-Project management
I worked at the Irish National Agency for Erasmus+ for over 20 years. working on the Youth programme as project officer and as Inclusion officer.
My superpower is my in depth knowledge of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps, both as an evaluator and trainer, so I am happy to work with groups exploring what makes a good project, how to complete an application form, how to manage partnerships as well as working with young people and youth workers to support them in recognising the valuable learning gained through non-formal learning experiences.

Coming Up:
April 2020: International Trainers Cooperation meeting, Poland
Be the Spark! National training to support young people to engage in solidarity projects through ESC

Work recently done:
On arrival and mid-way training for ESC volunteers, traineeships and jobs (ongoing)
Quality Label Workshops (1 day)- European Solidarity Corps
Power to You(th) International training course (5 days) in partnership with Youth Work Ireland. September 2019

The Learning Impact for You(th), International training course (5 days) Luxembourg. May 2019

Educational pathway

Formal Qualification: BA in Training and Education (First Class Honours) - NUI Galway 2007

European Training of Trainers 2012-2013 -A year of developing skills in training in an international team. Supported through SALTO and National Agencies, this long term training course resulted in the creation of the Power to You(th) training course.

3D National Trainers Pool - Ireland 2005 to present: annual meetings and development days. As part of the national pool of trainers for the Irish National Agency in Leargas I get the opportunity to develop my skills in partnership with other trainers in the pool.

Models of Coaching Practice 2017 . A short training course giving a structure to the coaching process, which is vital in terms of the role as coach, mentor, trainer or someone trying to support people through a process of getting from A to B. Valuable learning and skills I use with people on a daily basis.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth

Trainer references

  • Power to You(th)

    Validated (2020-02-06)
    The training activity took place
    in Almada
    organised by NA Portugal
    24-29 May 2013
    Reference person

    Carla Marques

    (TCA Officer, NA Portugal)
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  • Power to You(th)

    Validated (2020-02-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Beaufort
    organised by NA Luxembourg
    28 January -2 February 2018
    Reference person

    Sanne de Kieviet

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  • Power to You(th)

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-09-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Galway, Ireland
    organised by Youth Work Ireland Galway
    22-27 September 2019

This profile was last modified on 2020-01-31

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