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199. "Create your Place" - Training Course

Data: 21/06/2017

NR.: 199

DATA: 21.06.2017

TITOLO PROGETTO: "Create your Place"

RICHIESTA PROVENIENTE DA: Hélène Bourgeois and Sandra Horea (Francia)

TIPOLOGIA: Training Course

ARGOMENTO: The aim of “Create your Place” is to increase the capacity of youth workers to develop the creativity of young people in order to create sustainable results and powerful impact on personal and professional development of youth.


Activity date:
23rd of September - 1st of October 2017.
Venue place, venue country: France (close to Perpignan), France.
Summary: “Create your Place” aims at increasing the creativity of youth workers in order to provide powerful impact on the professional and personal development of youth. The key methods that will be used are Storytelling, Sculpture and Dancing.
Target group: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers, EVS mentors/tutors.
For participants from: Belgium - FR, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain.
Group size: 24 participants
During the course the participants will explore and learn methods such as Storytelling, Sculpture and free/ contemporary Dance, as ways to boost the creativity of young people to be empowered and to move from the place of acquiring to the place of applying, to support and inspire them into becoming entrepreneurs of their own life. Through this training we support the participants in exploring these concepts within the context of their professional and personal life. The practices experienced during the course will be translated into educational tools, methods and activities to be used in the youth field, in the entrepreneur field, for the professional and personal development of young people.
Methodology of the course:
• Storytelling
– using storytelling as a way to connect with your own, personal story and the stories of the people around. To develop the oral expression and persuasion, to structure ideas while telling a message and deliver an inspiring story.
• Sculpture – using sculpture and land art as a way to manifest the creativity by using the hands, through carving and molding in order to develop the artistic abilities, self-discipline, self-expression, observational and manipulative skills.
• Dancing – using dancing (creative, free and contemporary dance) and embodiment as ways to boost creativity by using the body for self-expression, to develop emotional stability, to build confidence and to be mindful.
• Nature-based learning – All the three mentioned above methods will be put in practice as much as possible in the natural environment, on the fields, in the forests, in order to create a connecting with the Nature and to see her as a source of inspiration and abundance.
Topics of the course:
• Entrepreneurship
- exploring the key elements of entrepreneurship, causes for lack of initiative and looking for solutions to solve the challenges. Moving from the place of acquiring to the place of applying.
• Empowerment – working on personal level to develop self-efficacy, courage, self-confidence and motivation by using different strategies and approaches.
• Action planning – creating and implementing action plans in a sustainable and practical way, in order to reach professional and personal goals. Using action plan as a specific tool for enhancing young people’s employability.
Objectives of the course:
The aim of “Create your Place” is to increase the capacity of youth workers to develop the creativity of young people in order to create sustainable results and powerful impact on personal and professional development of youth.
The objectives:
To develop empowering attitudes of youth workers for enhancing their own potential.
2. To increase the level of knowledge related to the innovative methods of experiential education: Storytelling, Sculpture, Dance used in a nature-based context.
3. To enhance skills in creating and delivering creativity-based activities for the young people they work with.
4. To increase the understanding on how to use nature in the educational path and development of creativity of youth.
5. To increase the support youth workers offer to the young people in their entrepreneurial path.
“Create your Place” training course consists of 7 full training days, which form a progressive learning process. Each day has a specific dynamic and topics. The course is based on non-formal education principles and methods, thus the participants will play an active role in the learning process. Self-directed learning is an important aspect of this training, so the participants will be challenged to take responsibility and initiative for their own learning and development.

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