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Personal Development - connecting with nature
Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Jun 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project "Personal Development - connecting with nature" is a training project, which brings together organizations and institution interested in professionalising their work with youth and its variety of outdoor education methods. Partner organizations are interested in strengthening the capacities of its members and staff, establishing partnerships, and delivering of services at a high level. The training will be held from 4 - 11 March 2015, in a resort in Białka-Tatrzańska, involving 18 participants including 2 trainers from the Poland and Romania. The aim of the training is to increase the skillful use of active methods (education through experience) working with a group, especially activity requiring physical effort, taking in the fresh air. Education through experience (outdoor) based on the development of creativity, ingenuity and sense of initiative, uses ecological and innovative ways of working in a group. Empowering participants through coaching sessions, and familiarize participants with methods to use coaching in youth work. The aim of the project is to study the methods of outdoor education, leadership development and communication skills of youth workers, to encourage continuous personal development and the acquisition of new skills, gain work skills of the group. As well as the creation of a network of partner organizations interested in the topic. The course created a mini guide, based mostly on infografics, containing practical and helpful tips from the use of methods of outdoor education and coaching in youth work. The result of the project will also create a network of partner organizations willing to be involved in outdoor education and professional youth work.

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