Tools for Coaching Young People
Start date: Aug 1, 2016,
End date: Jan 31, 2018
The main objective of Tools for Coaching Young People project is to increase the quality of coaching amongst youth leaders / workers. This will also mean that young people will be better supported and motivated to engage more within their organization and also within their communities. The trainers will be using simulations, case studies, workshops, reflection and mindful methods and other non-formal methods of education to ensure active participation from the youth workers/leaders.The partners come from UK, Malta, Greece, Estonia, Netherlands, FYR-Macedonia, Spain and Romania with 36 participants (including trainers and support) will take part in two mobilities. The first mobility, will be hosted in the UK from the 9-16 December 2016 (and 2 days travel), which will be a Training course with the objective to equip youth workers/leader with coaching skills to increase active participation of young people they work with. The second Mobility hosted in Malta from 25-29 May 2017 (and 2 travel days) will be a seminar with 21 participants of directors/coordinator/ lead youth workers who will share good practice as a practical implementation of the first training course. The final seminar will also the decide way forward on further training needed to keep improving the level of youth work service offered to young people they work with on a local and also a European level. In most cases results coming out form project are lost because participants don't follow up or not given the opportunity to implement the ideas developed during training. By involving the top management of the NGO, will ensure the involvement and also commitment of the Directors/coordinators of the NGO to work on the ideas created as a result of this project. The participants for the training course will be selected by the partners themselves on a profile agreed by all the partners. All participants should meet the following Criteria: Have less than 2 years experience / active in the organization, have at least 18 years of age, have a working knowledge of English and able to implement the skills, knowledge and attitudes acquired during the training. The background of the participants is that they are (or will) all working in NGO / Youth field and are responsible to create and implement project with the young people they work with. The partners all felt that the need to increase the capacity of their organization by improving the coaching skills of the youth leaders / worker that they work with.The partners, which are part of a common network felt the need to increase the quality of coaching within their organizations. After a needs analysis a common need emerged; that there is the need to develop more the concept of coaching amongst the partners involved in Erasmus+ projects. It was felt that there was a high degree of variation between the definition of a coach from one country to another, which was affecting the quality of the learning outcomes emerging from every project. The partners decided that the definition and quality of coaching was an area that needed to be worked upon in order to increase the overall quality of youth work and thus the quality of the projects implemented. This will be done through 2 mobilities which will be implemented during this project. The impact of this project will be directly on the quality of the projects implemented in the partner organizations and their networks. The participants will learn how to identify the real needs of young people they work with by implementing new coaching techniques which they will acquire during this project. The participants will also learn the different element of coaching and the different roles a coach can take in the implementation of the project. Apart from the coaching tools, the participants will also learn that young people undergo different phases in their adolescent years, which require different tools and methods to engage young people more in the projects implemented on local and European level.
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