Communication With No Words

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Title: Training Course – Communication With No Words
Venue: Ivancice, Czech Republic
Date: October 7-15, 2017
The training course is open for youth leaders, youth workers dealing with young people, staff from NGOs and active volunteers.
Should be aged over 18 years
We’re looking for: 2 participants

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is August 18th, 2017
I’m your application form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on August 19th, 2017.

DESCRIPTION OF COMMUNICATION WITH NO WORDS

There’s no denying the fact that communication is one of the greatest people’s abilities. On the one hand, it is a form of self-expression, discussion, negotiation, problem solving, conflict management and many others. Through communication, we can transfer out thoughts, attitude and message to others. Moreover, it is the interaction between the individual and society.
On the other hand, ability to communicate is not a universal remedy to the world’s main challenges. Conflict is one of the side effects of inefficient communicational process, and even in modern progressive and advanced society, we face a lot of problems caused by misunderstanding, lack of empathy, lack of respect, non-constructive expression of emotions and feelings, and simply by lack of communication skills. If verbal communication is, something that we have more control of, non-verbal communication is often a “blind spot”, something that we are less to be aware. However, trough it we almost always show our real emotions, thoughts and feelings, even if we want to hide them As a result, the messages we transmit through body language sometimes contradict the oral message, and might cause conflict and misunderstandings. Nevertheless, we truly believe that all the biggest world’s problems could be solved simply by ability to communicate with each other meaningfully.

Nowadays our society has been dealing with many challenges and young people as one of the most vulnerable groups that often reacts to those challenges not in a constructive way, by violent protests, sympathizing to radical and extremist movements, showing violent behavior towards migrants and marginalized groups.

With this LTTC, we’d like to tackle the competence of youth workers to build and to facilitate the meaningful communication process with young people with marginalized background.

One of our main aims for this project is to foster non-violent communication in educational process addressing current challenges such as intercultural dialogue in the work with refugees or preventing radicalization of young people through different forms of art including drawings, sketching, comics, different forms of theatre, dance etc.

OBJECTIVES of the training course

– To discuss youth work realities in different countries and ways of communication with multicultural groups
– To discuss what non-violent communication is its features and ways to ensure it in different youth work settings. To share positive and negative practices among participants.
– To discover different layers of meaningful communication: rational, emotional and kinesthetic and to experience them.
– To reflect on the effects of non-verbal communication, and how it’s linked with the personal attitudes;
– To become conscious about personal body language when working in multicultural environment;
– To explore different forms of art that can serve building a non-violent communication process in the multicultural groups.
– To discuss benefits and limits of various communication tools

This LTTC will consist of two phases:

First activity will be focusing on exploring visual tools of communication such as drawing, sketching, doodling, etc., if approved it will take place 7 – 15 of October 2017 in Czech Republic. We expect our participants to focus on self-expression and communication through art. They will try to convey different emotions by using color and form.

The second activity is a continuation of the first part, but it will be dedicated to plastic kinds of art (theatre, dance and bodyworks), so the participants will learn to express themselves using their body and voice, will become aware of personal body language and self-expression. If the training is granted, we expect it to happen 14 – 22 of April 2018, in the Czech Republic.

ACCOMODATION AND FOOD

The participants will be accommodated in our organization. At the disposal 2, 3, 4, 5 beds-rooms, WC and showers are common in the corridor, WIFI in the training room, towels, bed linen.
Meals will be standard for all the participants (breakfast, coffee – breaks, lunch, dinner). Any special requests regarding the meal (e.g. vegetarian, allergies, special diet) should be communicated to the host organization before the start of the activities. Accommodation, meal and activities costs are entirely covered by the host organization

Health insurance is not provided by the organizers and will not be reimbursed. All participants are required to purchase health insurance individually.

Financial matters:
¬ Accommodation, food, local transportation during the activity days, materials for activities are totally covered by the grant of the Erasmus+ Program.

¬ Travelling from your country to the project venue will be reimbursed till a maximum of 180 euro as calculated with the distance tool. Taxi invoices are not accepted.
¬ Important: keep all the invoices and boarding passes.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Travel (flights, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (Ivancice, Czech Republic). In the case of Hungary the available sum is €180/participant.
You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to 180 euro. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance in the training program and presentation of the original tickets with boarding passes and receipt/invoices. Remember that you can travel only with the cheapest means of transport (2nd class trains, economy class in the planes).

Participation fee: there will be 50 EURO participation fee for each stage of LTTC that will be deducted from the travel reimbursement

CONTACT

Natalia Skorik (Russia)
Project coordinator
academy.innov@gmail.com
+79181256352

Markéta Chmelíčková (Czech Republic)
Project organizer
marketachmelickova@seznam.cz
00420607933695

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is August 18th, 2017
I’m your application form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on August 19th, 2017.