Eight-day training for trainers for youth workers, facilitators and trainers from the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Lithuania and Hungary, happened 16.-23.3.2019 in a beautiful eco-centre Loutí. The participants worked on their trainer skills, explored basic concepts of experiential learning and non-formal education, designed and delivered their sessions and supported each other in their development and growth thanks to their feedback. “Real” training skills were tested in workshops for the students of high school in Neveklov.
Keep reading to find out what the Greek team has to say about their experience.
Τhe learning tools and the methods that will help me get a constructive way of putting things into order as a trainer and facilitator. The training provided me with training and learning methods and the thinking behind everything that is used, how to deal with participants and how and when feedback is a constructive way of learning. – Aikaterini
For me, Youth Catalyst has been an empowering, (thought) provoking and refreshing Training for Trainers program. The experience was full of useful tools that I can now use in my trainer’s life and in my workshops with other people. During the program, I was able to distinguish that there are different kinds of trainers with different styles. In a few words, the program was a perfect opportunity to learn how to support other people’s learning by reinforcing my own trainer style. – Dimitris
I have learnt that being close to nature when training creates a calm environment, away from technology, hustle but also stressful habits, making it ideal for gaining new knowledge while simultaneously contributes to your mental health. We spent one week in this beautiful eco-centre in Louti, Czechia focusing on learning, connecting with nature as well as getting to know the participants, but more importantly ourselves. – Vasilis
The project happened thanks to our dear partners and friends at Brno Connected and the funding of the European Commission programme Erasmus+.
- Posted by Yuli Zhelyazkov
- On 26 Ιουνίου, 2019