Training courses have a specific topic that participants get a deeper understanding about. Methods are based on non-formal learning and the events have an agenda, but active participation and a team spirit is essential for the collective learning process. 

It takes usually 5-9 days and with 20-40 participants from different countries. 

Cost can be vary, but travel and lodging costs are usually covered. A participation fee may be requested depending on circumstances. 

In order to participate on a training course, you must have NGO who supports you. If you are interested in any of the following training opportunities, we are happy to support you in the application process. 


Online Workshops: The Art and Science of Storytelling (January 2021)

Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Online Seminars

E-learning

6-27 January 2021 | Online (zoom), Czech Republic

Do you want to learn about the art and science of STORYTELLING and how to create and share STORIES effectively? Register to my online workshops, specially designed for educators and trainers with theory, exercises, interaction and fun! (8th Edition)

The human mind evolved with stories and is shaped by them. Good storytelling can motivate people to do incredible things and is a tremendous advantage in communication. Education and learning are no exception. 

Creating and sharing stories is a gift innate to all of us. Join these workshops and find out more. We will share inspiration from some famous, especially successful examples, put them in practice with individual and group exercises, and share tips on how to build stories to create engaging activities, inspire learning and promote the change we want to see in the world. 

These workshops are designed for a smaller group (18/20 people max) and will involve a lot of direct and personal interaction. Camera and microphone will be recommended all the time. The platform will be Zoom. Don't expect long webinars and talking heads, these activities are super hands-on. Our work will include bits of theory inputs, loads of group and individual exercises, challenges and games, sharing and reflection, and a variety of interactive digital tools to make our sessions more dynamic and engaging. 

These editions are offered to trainers and youth workers for a very friendly price because I want to reach as many people as possible, share the passion for what I love, and reflect on its incredible powers (and risks) when used as a communication tool.  

Since November 2020 the course is expanded with one more workshop, to go deeper on values in storytelling, and how stories shape the reality around us. A very important addition for anybody involved in education. 

Visit this site for more information!

Write us an email if you have further questions or intend to participate!

E-learning

12 January - 16 February 2021 | Online, Finland

6 online seminars aiming at readjusting youth (information) workers thinking about media literacy and critical thinking! Eye-opening presentations and practical workshops where participants can learn theory and tools for their own work with young people.

A Series of Online seminars

  • January 12, 2021: Introduction to Media and Information Literacy: Promotion of critical thinking and democracy in youth work
  • January 19, 2021: Talking about inclusion: Access and digital divide in youth work
  • January 26, 2021: Evils of online: Cyber bullying, hate speech and cybercrime
  • February 2, 2021: Era of disinformation: Fake news, internet trolls and photo manipulation impacting youth
  • February 9, 2021: The role of media and information literacy in preventing youth radicalization and extremism
  • February 16, 2021: Changing media landscapes and young people as content creators

The seminars are thematically independent, and it is possible to follow either the whole series or alternatively pick a single seminar to attend. 

The seminars will be organised on Tuesdays, at 14-16.30 o’clock CEST time.

Each of the seminars consist of short theoretical lectures and/or practice-oriented interventions by experts and a participatory working session for the participants for discussion, sharing and mapping lessons learnt for one’s own work back home.

The Objectives of the Online Series

The objective is to build youth information workers’ capacity

  • to provide young people with skills to critically explore media and information available to them
  • to help them gain resilience in the face of the ambiguous and changing media landscapes of the current era
  • to support young people in practicing their active citizenship, participate in democratic processes and make decisions even in ambivalent media and information contexts.  

More specifically, the online seminars aim at:

  • Giving insights on the growing importance of critical thinking as well as information and media literacy of the people who work with youth information, guidance and counselling.
  • Providing youth workers and information workers with relevant theoretical background to understand the current youth work context of media and information literacy.
  • Providing youth workers and youth information workers with skills and concrete tools needed to foster media literacy and critical thinking and resilience among young people.
  • Building a network of youth information workers interested in media literacy and providing a forum for sharing ideas, learning from each other and building relationships for future collaboration.

    Visit this site for more information!

    Write us an email if you have further questions or intend to participate.