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Leadership Experiencing for Youth Workers
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Leadership Experiencing for Youth Workers is a project that is that the very heart for TheDojo.Org.Uk's mission, which is thus: THE DOJO.ORG.UK has three over arching aims: 1. Identify social issues that cause disunity within a society 2. Using the principles, philosophy and fundamentals of the Martial Arts as a metaphor and tool for solving social concerns 3. Get our Youth involved is tackling social issues, whilst integrating with the older generation Using Martial Arts To Empower People The underpinning philosophy of the projects is to use Non Formal Learning Methods and the beauty and power of Grass Root Sports (Authentic Martial Arts) to equip and enable the Youth with the character, skills and competences to bring about a positive change in their future This project facilitate an arena where participants Youth Leaders and Youth Workers engaged in non-formal learning tasks and social actions can come 2-GETHER and participate in projects in a friendly, safe and fun environment, whilst promoting the spirit of brotherhood and unity through Martial Arts. The Projects enable participants to go outside their locality, nationally and internationally to meet peers from different communities and/or countries with different social and cultural backgrounds and to learn from each other through an active participation in joint activities of common interest. Aim The aim of the project is not to teach the comprehensive martial arts systems, but, to use the fundamental concepts, principles and mental orientation to teach leadership social & soft skills to help the participant develop the skills and knowledge needed for working with and leading others, through understanding the importance of self mastery and reading and relating with people in the right way. Using the principles, philosophy and fundamentals of the Martial Arts as a metaphor and tool for Self Mastery, Personal Development & Self & Public Leadership. Enabling and enriching Youth Leaders and Youth Workers through the beauty and power of the Martial Arts to bring about a more transformational and transcendent leadership. As part of the learning outcomes participants will be expected to carry out a gap analysis of their leadership skills required, as a Youth Leader to achieve the strategic ambitions of their organisation as well as that of the EU; To Identify the four core personalities their motivational factors and how it differs for everybody in the group; Understand the need for self and social awareness, and the need for self regulation as well as the need for self motivation and social skills Objectives The objective of the sessions is to use various Martial Arts fundamental concepts, principles and mental orientation to teach the participants: Self Mastery Working and leading others Cultural Diversity Building an unstoppable team Emotional Intelligence Training and networking for youth workers - training courses & contact-making Participants The Leadership Experiencing for Youth Workers project will bring 2-Gether 25 Participants from 5 European countries consisting of various cultural, academic, ethnic, religious and social backgrounds to work, learn, develop, identify common social issues, formulate a solution and play as 1. Method The methodological approach used with The Leadership Experiencing for Youth Workers project is varied and includes: presentations, micro grass root sport activities and games, micro martial arts training activities, social sports tournament, group work, team based tasked, role plays, reflections, feedback, group discussions, coaching techniques, music, dance, traditions. The thread and crust of our approach is to create a learning environment that our targeted audience can learn in, as well as be able to view and assess evidence of learning effectively. Impact The impact of The Leadership Experiencing for Youth Workers is thus: Participants will have a chance to develop more their self leadership, interpersonal, intercultural and team working competencies, as well as behavioral traits that will empower and encourage them to better inspire, motivate and empower their Youths to face their future with Hope, Faith and Boldness. The long term benefit of this project is such that it will play a key role in building a community in which a majority of it Youth Leaders have experienced leadership beyond the classroom, it will helps promote personal growth of the young people in our community, and works towards the breaking of racial and national prejudice, it brings new ideas that lead to improved leisure time and activities, motivates and encourages young people of the community to work on themselves, to communicate with people from abroad, to travel abroad, to participate in some European projects without fears. Promote the use of Martial Arts s as a tools for developing self leadership, self confidence, self awareness, self assuredness, self reliance, self discipline, and self esteem.
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