Coach vs youth worker
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 1, 2015
Training "Coach vs youth worker" was a project aimed to increase quality of youth work, through developing competences of youth workers form partner and cooperating organizations.
Training had happened between 17 and 23 of October 2015 in Złocieniec, Poland, and involved 24 participants from 6 countries, such as: Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Greece, Estonia and Turkey.
Participants under support of qualified trainers learned about coaching methodology and deepened knowledge about interpersonal competences, as well practiced coaching techniques, remaining loyal to nonformal education and youth work.
Important elements of the training was to learn the basic techniques and coaching methods as the GROW model, OSCAR model, Solution Focus model, and skills related to asking questions, open communication, visual thinking and the process of debriefing and evaluation.
Equally important in working with young people have been known methods of conflict resolution, effective communication methods: paraphrasing, Statement I, active listening, mentoring. Participants also deepened on their potential by learning to use tools such as SWOT analysis, Johari Window, constructive feedback, debriefing.
Youth workers, educators, trainers, pedagogues prepared themselves to professional youth work, by taking active part in workshops, exercises, simulation games, practical activities about coaching, group process, methodology of work with "difficult youth", motivation and communication. Participants got set of practical information and tools, which allow them for much better accessing to youth, supporting their personal and social development.
Additional value of project was involvement in actions representatives of local organization, which cooperate with project partners. Results of the project are coaching tools and network of youth workers, working on professionalization of youth sector, supporting each others and all interested in coaching and youth work itself.
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