Training Course: Talk towards Solutions
Dates: 30 March – 5 April 2020
Venue: Grotniki, Poland
Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Estonia, Poland, Slovenia
Application deadline: 12th February 2020
This course is for youth workers involved in human rights and peace education. It will teach you Solution Focused skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation where human rights have been violated.
In human rights and peace education, we are increasingly witnessing youth workers who are well aware of the injustices and violations of human rights, but are lacking skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation of those involved in violations. This will be a Training Course titled “Talk towards Solutions” for peace education workers, where you will learn Solution Focused skills for useful conversations.
Through this Training Course, we are aiming to reinforce the quality of the supporting services by improving the skills of those professionals working directly with young people with fewer opportunities in peace education. We support different peacebuilding organisations in developing quality services that involve young people with fewer opportunities by educating their peace youth workers of how to coach youngsters with the Solution Focused approach and methodology.
This training equips youth workers with simple strategies and techniques to engage with the young people they work with and make change easier. They develop coaching skills and practice conversations, which help young people, experience success, improve their lives and become more confident of themselves. They become more confident of their future and want to achieve more.
When individuals (youth workers as well as through them young people with fewer opportunities) learn to cope better and expand their minds, so expands their level of tolerance, acceptance, curiosity and courage. These values are crucial in a new-forming Europe, where we need people with expanded minds to address the issues of migration, refugees, asylum seekers in a way that embraces diversity as a value, instead of a thread.
Such people are then able to create a thriving society that respects human life and rights and views it as priorities instead constantly pushing towards making profits.
Methodology of Solution Focused approach is scientifically proven to be a highly effective, efficient, and person-centred method to achieve desired change/goals. Managing good quality conversations is a tool that is more than often reserved for people who can afford it.
Youngsters with fewer opportunities have minimal chances to benefit from modern approaches that improve lives, performance and behaviour. Further, youth workers who work with these groups are often too busy to attend a high quality training that would equip them with effective tools. This project fills this gap and offers high quality training in Brief Coaching for change, in order to spread the skills of coaching to the disadvantaged.
This training course is meant for youth workers or educators from Slovenia, Poland and Estonia, aged 18+ (no upper age limit)
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
Food and lodging are covered by Erasmus+ programme.
Travel reimbursment (after the course):
- for Polish participants 20€
- for Slovenian and Estonian participants 275€
There is no participation fee.