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The Essence of Experience
Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In the last 10 years Academy of Experience during approximately 800 training days, working together with 150 partner organizations, 50 volunteers and 20 trainers has experiment and successfully combined different methodologies with experiential and outdoor education, such as Non-violent communication (NVC), Integral Expression and Dance Therapy (IKT), Theme centric interaction (TCI), Synergy trainings, Solution focus (SF) other kind of coaching methods, drama pedagogy. Also we have made significant progress in working with disadvantaged groups and social inclusion. All this led to great succes on many different fields, with many different target groups. THE ESSENCE OF EXPERIENCE is a 10 days long outdoor training course, designed for trainers, social and youth workers to help them develop in their daily routine during working with normal and disadvantaged groups and to get new understandings and insights about different methodologies and their use on filed. The TEE will provide many experiential educational self and group experiences what would help to get better understanding in the theme and it will introduce Solution Focused methods as a possible tool to handle communicational and other difficulties. The training not just would extend knowledge of participants, but offer space for practical and methodical presentations, active practice, creating own projects, exchange ideas, views and experiences in order to make them even more effective within their own community. Innovative element of the training is, that in the 3 part 20 underpriviliged youngsters are coming to have their 2 days long adventure camp, so the participants will have the opportunity to implement their fresh experiences immediately into practice. AIMS Gain knowledge about experiential education used in the field of disadvantaged groups and conflict management; Gain experience how to handle challenging situations during outdoor trainings; Learn about Solution Focused methodology (SF) Learn about yourself Gain experience in dealing with disadvantaged groups and in their difficulties in communication and social inclusion Share experiences related to difficulties of disadvantaged groups Develop your own project implemented to your local area Contact making, sharing experiences, views, practices Tools are: Experiential education, ropes activities, theoretical lectures and practical education, workshops and self experience, Solution focused technics, project management. Themes are: Communication skills Conflict management Planning and running of complex outdoor activities/programs How to use experiential education Self knowledge – self understanding Planning own project can be implement locally How to deal with disadvantaged groops and their difficulties in communication and social inclusion Social inclusion and equality Data: Date: 8.4.2015-19.4.2015 including travelling days Participants: 27 participants from EU and Eastern Region Partner countries Other participants: 20 disadvantaged youth from orphans and roma settlements plus 4 of their youth workers Venue: Galyatető, Hungary
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