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Be a change maker: developing responseAbility for positive change
Start date: 28 Jan 2016, End date: 27 Jun 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Training Course “Be a change maker : developing responseAbility for positive change – A training course for youth workers about finding a response to the global challenges of the 21st century” is necessary because many (young) people are disillusioned about the possibility to create meaningful and purposeful responses to all these challenges. They are disconnected and/or marginalized from nature, society, politics and economics. At the same time, it is the young generation who will have to address and adapt to the unfolding consequences in the future. What they need is empowerment and inspiration to craft meaningful responses. A better vision on our own personal and professional journey – where we are coming from and where we are headed, as well as accepting and claiming responseAbility for our own and societal development is called for.More than ever before it’s necessary that the current generation of young people is able to improve the society of tomorrow. The greatest contribution they can make is to find and develop their own individual response based on their passions, talents and potential. A pre-condition for this is to re-connect to our concerns about the world, and the emotions and feelings that arise when we do so. Change makers need to ground their actions in acceptance, gratitude, hope and compassion in order develop responses that are powerful, appropriate and resourceful. With this training course we create a space for building that responseAbility through reflection on our concerns and passions as well as becoming more conscious of our personal learning process. We believe that gaining a deeper understanding of who we are and what we can do for others is an empowering process which can lead to positive changes for the future of society.Moreover it is necessary that youth workers know how they can support young people in facing their own challenges and thereby continue to grow as a person. After the training, participants will be able to lead young people in their organisations and communities through a personal learning journey to craft and find powerful and meaningful responses to the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.The objectives are : • to explore the concepts of responseAbility, positive change and active hope • to explore acceptance, gratitude, hope and compassion in order to improve our abilities to develop our responses • to raise awareness of our identity through reflecting on our challenges, concerns, talents and passions • to encourage a learning mindset which realizes that everything is possible• to stimulate the creativity, vulnerability, confidence and resilience of the participants• to encourage and serve the participants in planning their learning process also after the training course and also implement with their target groups• to learn more about the Erasmus+ program and its actions, and Youth pass as a tool of recognition of the key competences
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