Designed for Life
About the program:
Working in the civic sector can be a highly rewarding, and at the same time a very demanding experience. Our training course wishes to tackle the topic of career planning and development through a unique combination of methodologies we find functioning and useful in our everyday lives. While providing the space for youth workers to work on their professional development and career path, we also want to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to use the tools and activities they experience on themselves with their target groups – young people all over Europe.
This training is here for you:
- to get familiar with methods of design thinking, self-reflection, creativity, embodiment
- to gain practical tools and skills for designing your professional career path and support young people to do so as well
- to put into real-life practice the tools used by the training
- to find inspiration and support in a community of like-minded people
Profile of participants:
- Over 18 years old
- Working with young people, volunteers, groups – youth workers
- Curious to expand their toolbox and ready to think outside the box
- Able to work and communicate effectively in English
- Able to stay for the whole duration of the training course – no late arrivals or early departures allowed
The program will build on elements of:
Design thinking – A problem-solving mindset to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions to prototype and test.
Self-reflection – We provide the space, time and questions, but you will have to find your solutions. We will cover the basics of self-awareness and self-reflectiveness to support you in your journey.
Functional creativity – Methods, tools, and approaches to unlock your creativity and build on the collective creative energy of the group to take action.
Embodiment- Using the power of movement, we will focus on providing you with experiences that go beyond cognitive actions and allow you to connect with yourself through body and mind.
Alexandra Vinczi: I am a youth worker and educator based in Hungary, involved with youth work for the past 10 years, working mainly with Erasmus + training courses and youth exchanges. I design and implement educational experiences so people can have more joy in their lives. I am an expert in design thinking and visual facilitation.
Eszter Horváth: I’m living and working mainly in Greece. Armed with a psychology bachelor’s degree and a journey through applied theatre, I’m currently leaning into nature-based approaches in non-formal education. My vision is designing learning spaces that act as catalysts and empower individuals to reconnect with themselves and explore their untapped potential in life
The project is co-financed by Erasmus+. Food and accommodation are fully covered by the organisers. You can apply for a funded spot if you reside in one of if you are a resident in one of the Member States of the EU, and we will support you with finding a partner organisation.
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We ask for a contribution of participants: 65 €
Travel reimbursement* is possible up to the following limits:
- 10-99 km – 20 €
- 100-499 km – 180 €
- 500-1999 km – 275 €
- 2000-2999 km – 360 €
- 3000-3999 km – 530 €
*For this training course, it’s possible to use Green Travel.
Please read the attached Infopack before applying.
Apply here until 27th January: Designed For Life Training Course – Application Form