Training Course YOCOMO 2: A systemic approach to competence development, using the ETS competence model for youth workers
Dates: 20-26 November 2019
Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries
Application deadline: 18th September 2019
We are glad to invite you to the 3rd YOCOMO pilot training course based upon the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers Working Internationally. This edition will focus on a systemic approach to competence development.
The ETS YOCOMO pilot courses are developed as a support for youth workers in their competence development. Each residential course – 3 in total – focuses on different dimensions and levels of complexity of the competence model.
The pilot experience will end early 2020 and is meant to support fine-tuning and developing the final versions of the courses based on the competence model for youth workers
YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers.
Specifically, the main purpose of YOCOMO 3 is to offer you an opportunity to explore the systemic approach to competence development and the potential impact it might have, not only on yourself, but also on the systems that you work with and belong to (e.g. your organisation, young people, local community, youth work in your country, etc.).
The course requires curiosity, openness and readiness to look at your youth work practice from a different perspective.
The course will explore:
– The ETS competence model for youth workers – its content, origins and intentions
– The interdependence between competence areas within the ETS model
– Who owns the competences: a systemic approach to competence development
– Competence development and the impact on my systems (e.g. organisation, community, peer-colleagues, etc.)
– Reflective practice upgraded: from self-awareness to system awareness
– Making your own competence development and transformation plan
– you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
– you are interested to experience working with the ETS competence model for youth workers and developing within,
– you are particularly curious and motivated to explore how attitudes and behaviours can impact your work with young people,
– you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve
The team of trainers for YOCOMO 3 are Darko Marković, Natalja Gudakovska and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme, which include online learning as well.
YOCOMO 3 is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that they include:
– One residential course of 5 days (arrivals on the 20th of November, working days on 21-25, departures on the 26th of November);
– Online learning before (to prepare) and after (to experiment, harvest and further learn) on the HOP Platform – number of hours to be defined
– Because of its experimental nature, YOCOMO3 includes a final consolidation meeting of about 2 days, more probably at the beginning of 2020 (dates to be confirmed: late January or in February). At the time of this call, this is to be confirmed but should it be, you should commit to participate in that meeting as well.
The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and the course strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.
This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre
The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting Latvian National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.
Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country
Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra – National Agency
- SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre
For additional information please: Download the Application form
Contact for questions:
Gisele Evrard Markovic