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The Leader's Journey
Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 28 Feb 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Leader's Journey is a TC focusing on the development of skills and competences of youth workers in organiaztional management and leadership. The main aim of the TC is to develop the competences of youth workers to engage and empower them to take up leadership positions and to equip them with tools to lead a youth organisation. The TC is build up on the idea of understanding and applying organizational management techniques such as planning and organizing, leadership skills development, people, time and budget management. During the TC youth worker will develop their skills and competences in such topics as assertive communication, effective team-work and strategic planning while understanding the importance of youth work and the role they play in the development of their communities.We also seek to improve the level of key competences and skills of youth workers, such as sense of initiative and entrepreneurship and multilingualism, in order to improve the quality of their work and the activities they organise, and to reach further into the European dimension of their youth work.Taking under consideration the needs of the organizations involved the content of this training course will be based on the following objectives:-To identify the role of youth work in our societies and to understand the importance of youth workers-To provide participants with different tools to acquire knowledge and to develop skills and competencies in organizational management-To introduce effective communication, leadership and team-work techniques-To develop competences to implement tools, non-formal and informal educational methods of decision making and strategic thinking-To provide space for participants for discussion and sharing best practices and to develop their leadership skills and competences-To improve knowledge about Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for enhancing the international dimension of youth work through capacity building activitiesAt the end of the TC, our participants will be motivated to participate more actively in the lives of their organisations, develop more projects with and for young people and will be better equipped to provide a higher quality of youth work delivery due to their experience, skills and knowledge.The venue place of the project is The East Clare Golf Course, County Clare, Ireland. It is a 6-day TC with 24 participants and 4 trainers/logistic assistant from the following countries: Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UK and Ireland. During the activities of the TC we will use different kinds of non-formal and informal educational methods, such as small and large group work, individual time for reflection, simulation and situation activities, energizers, case studies, interactive presentations etc. We will offer a wide range of methods to the participants including indoor and outdoor training elements. During the training course, participants will be involved in a practical challenge too.
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