Out of our experience, as Egyesek, in the youth work field over the last 20 years, we came to realize that what makes an excellent youth leader or volunteer depends on something more important and profound than knowledge and skills. These 2 dimensions are important, they give us a framework and tools to navigate in our professional life. However, without understanding why we value some kind of information over others, or why we believe that certain actions are the right or the correct ones, we cannot be in full integrity or authenticity.
We think and act according to established patterns, and as long we don’t acknowledge them and what is behind them, we are doomed to live life on auto-pilot, doing without purpose, and without meaningful direction.
Our capacity to succeed and find resources for improvement is limited by what we believe to be true about our reality. This can only be changed by focusing on our mindset: our attitudes, beliefs, prejudices, and preconceptions about ourselves, others, and the world.
As such we decided to bring forward training courses for those actively involved in youth work, and who want to improve their performance, based on the principles of self-awareness, resourcefulness, and accountability.
Our trainings use a methodology of personal development or self-reflection, which means that we will be focusing mainly on your mindset/attitudes rather than providing you with practical skills or models, unlike in more “regular” kinds of training courses.
The training is here for you to:
- reflect of your mindset, attitudes, values and beliefs;
- realize how your mindset influences your behaviors, the results you get and the relationships you have with other people in your working context;
- acquire models and tools to align yourself with your core values, while being more inclusive towards others and unexpected situations;
- put your experience into practice and exchange best practices with other participants.
The training is for participants, who:
- have experience in youth work: youth organization staff, volunteers, mentors, youth leaders;
- are at least 18 years old and able to communicate easily in English;
- are willing to take part on a challenging program towards self-reflection;
- will participate fully in the program from the beginning to the end.
More information in the infopack.