LTTC Coaching for Change

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Title: Training Course – LTTC Coaching for Change

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Date: Oct 28 – Nov 5, 2017
Criteria for participants: Some experience in the topic of youth empowerment and high motivation to explore this topic and the topic of coaching.

We’re looking for: 2 participants

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is October 7th, 2017

I’m your application form :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 8th, 2017.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Historically, young people have faced social exclusion, and the recent economic downturn has prompted high unemployment, which particularly effects the younger generation. However, some disadvantaged groups of young people face exclusion in the longer term for reasons beyond the current crisis. Remaining outside the global labor market has far-reaching consequences – not solely economic. These include a loss of confidence, an undermining of trust and expectations, and an increasing risk of social exclusion and disengagement from society.

Apart from the economic crisis there are other issues that affect youth and lead to political crisis. Global threats such as terroristic attacks and armed conflicts caused a huge refugee and migration wave in Europe. These and many other factors stipulate the increase of intolerance, xenophobia, violence, conflicts oriented by cultural fears, numerous stereotypes and prejudices, intercultural misunderstanding, inability to think critically and lack of intercultural competence in general. Young people are more than others affected by those issues, especially being in a situation of current economic crisis. They feel afraid, they are frustrated, they don’t know what to feel and how to react, as a result they become either inactive or join the extremist movements, and they definitely need to be supported in this hard situation by adults, by peers, by educational institutions, by NGOs and by policy makers. We see youth empowerment as an attitudinal, structural and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults.

LTTC “COACHING FOR CHANGE Revision” aims at building competences for youth empowerment through coaching techniques in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators. We see coaching as an essential youth worker’s skill, as you will be able to use your competences in many youth work areas such as learning for success, employability and entrepreneurship, inspirational leadership, as well as in building soft skills such as efficient communication, self-esteem and networking. We’d like to carry out this project as the revision of TC Coaching for Change (January 29 – February 6, 2016, Yerevan Armenia) as it was very successful and we realized the great need and interest in this topic (we received more than 300 applications) among young people.

OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING COURSE ARE:

– To learn what coaching is and how it can be applied to the daily youth work;
– To build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of non-formal education instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level
– To strengthen the learning process by implementing the full coaching cycle;
– To work on personal and professional development in order to improve their’ and others’ employability prospects;
– To raise awareness of the entrepreneurial learning potential with coaching tools;
– To unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using coaching principles
– To build a cross sectorial network and to create joined actions to address in current challenges  To improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labor market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people, those active in youth work and organizations and youth leaders, and through strengthening the links between youth field and the labor market.

ACCOMMODATION

All participants will be accommodated in the hostel “Balcony”. The hostel is situated near the metro station Barekamutjun from which it takes just 10 minutes to get to the city center. The rooms will be shared by 3, 4 or 5 people of the same gender (bathrooms will be also shared among the participants). The number of people per room will depend on the final gender composition of the group. You will be provided with bed linens and towels (no need to bring your own ones). Each person will have also its wardrobe with a locker. The rooms will be cleaned upon the request. The hostel also provides for FREE: – WIFI – Luggage storage (before check-in, after check out)

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 360 euro as calculated with the distance tool. Taxi invoices are not accepted.
¬ Important: keep all the invoices and boarding passes.

PARTICIPATION FEE:50 EUR (will be deducted from your actual travel cost).

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is October 7th, 2017

I’m your application form :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 8th, 2017.