Training Course: Lead Yourself to Leadership
Dates: 1-10 June 2018
Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Spain
Application deadline: 20th March 2018
The aim of this training course is to increase the leadership competences (focusing on both hard and soft skills) of 24 youth workers from Malta, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Moldova, Norway, Lithuania, and Greece.
This training course takes an innovative approach to leadership which focuses on inner and outer leadership, also referred to as self-leadership, or leading from within.
Topics that will be covered during this TC include: What is Leadership? What is a Leader? Self-Awareness, Self-Esteem, Motivation, Values, Vulnerability, Empathy, Integrity, Resilience, Effective Communication, Decision Making, Creative Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Coaching, The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback, Personality Styles, Learning Styles, Educator Styles, and Leadership Styles.
The reality is that many youth workers in Europe have extensive experience writing project proposals as well as designing and delivering their own training courses and youth exchanges; however, what they are lacking is the essential leadership skills necessary to effectively lead themselves as well as the youth they work with.
Even though a majority of youth workers consider themselves “youth leaders”, they have difficulty identifying the most essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be a great leader- for themselves, their team, their youth, their community, etc. We have therefore created a comprehensive training course that promotes both hard and soft skill leadership and will address these needs.
The main aim of this training course is to increase the inner and outer leadership competences of 24 youth workers in order to support and equip them with the tools needed to lead themselves and their youth groups. Through this training course, young youth workers from Malta, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Norway, Moldova, Greece, and Lithuania will develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the areas of inner and outer leadership, addressing a holistic approach to leadership.
The non-formal education and experiential learning methods that will be used will include but are not limited to: personal/self-reflection, pair sharing, working in groups, brainstorming experiences, facilitated discussions, self-assessments, simulations, workshop creations and more. Because we believe that participants learn the most when they teach others, participants of this training course will have the opportunity to create their own leadership methods and workshops which they will implement in high schools in the hosting country.
By being actively involved in this project and it’s experiential learning methods, the participants will:
– increase their knowledge of leadership- they will be able to define it, identify its inner and outer components, recognize the qualities of a good leader, and understand how to unleash their own leadership potential.
– develop the hard and soft leadership skills needed to lead themselves and the youth they work with.
– understand the importance of leadership for their personal and professional development as a youth worker, and will increase their awareness on the the attitudes they should uphold to be an effective leader.
– increase their inter-cultural communication and competences working in an international and multi- cultural team.
The Participant Profile (3 from each country):
– Participants aged 18+
– Youth workers who have 1-5 years of experience. However, we will consider highly motivated candidates with more than 5 years of experience in youth work that demonstrate they have a lot to learn and gain from the project.
– Participants should be motivated and dedicated to actively involve themselves in the training. Because this training course is based on personal development and self reflection, participants should be willing to dive into this topic, share their personal experiences, and use real-life examples.
– Participants ready and able to take ownership over their own learning experience and direct learning outcomes.
– Participants able to converse in English (the working language of the project).
– Participants do not need to have any prior experience working on the topic of leadership
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.
Therefore, all accommodation, food and training material costs are covered for participants. According to the Distance Calculator, we will reimburse travel costs up to these limits:
0€ – Malta
275€ – Croatia, Greece, Poland, Moldova
360€ – Spain, Lithuania
530€ – Norway
There is a 25€ participation fee to cover a special evening event that will take place on the final night of the training. This fee will be deducted from the travel reimbursement.