Training Course: Listen to Listen

Location: Ape, Latvia

Dates:11-19 October 2019

Number of participants: 24 participants

Participating countries: Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia

Organizer: Alūksnes un Apes novada fonds

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 5 September 2019

Date of selection: 10 September 2019

Inquiries about this project: Ilze Zvejniece at zvejniece.ilze@gmail.com

Costs: Training Course is co-funded by Erasmus+:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are free, covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20 / participants from Latvia;
    • €275 / participants from Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovenia;
    • €530 / participants from Portugal;

Training Course – Listen to Listen

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About the Project

This is a training course for youth workers. Participants will be guided on a journey of the Art of Listening, to reconnect with themselves, to express openly and creatively, to cultivate trust, openness and connection with themselves, others and nature.

Poor listening leads to assumptions and misunderstandings. These lead to errors, ineffective decisions, and costly mistakes. On a personal level, poor listening leads to hurt feelings and a loss of team cohesion, therefore to exclusion. This deteriorates trust and weakens communication even further. Listening is an important component in how people judge communicative competence both in a professional context and in the social context.

During this TC participants will be guided on a journey of the Art of Listening, to reconnect with themselves, to express openly and creatively, and being invited to get out of their comfort zone to cultivate trust, openness and connection with themselves, others and nature as the foundation for becoming a source of heart-based positive transformation for the community and specially while working young people.

We’ll explore the landscape of the The Art of Listening through a variety of practices, including one-to one work, creative expression, solo exercises while wandering on the land, group work, embodiment, movement, voice dialogue, journaling, and deep imagery work.

After the TC we want to pay special attention to the dissemination activities, which will contribute to a learning journey and inner growth of youth work. This phase will be as important as the training itself. We want to create a powerful impact through our project. As a continuation of the experience each participant will have to implement at least one ACTION in their own community.

Trainers of this TC will be 2 professionals Sandra Horea (Romania / USA) and Bogdan Romanică (Romania).

Participants Profile

  • involved in youth work which means prefessional youth workers, volunteers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers, youth project managers, volunteering mentors etc. (those who are professionally involved in youth work will have a priority);
  • motivation to grow as a person;
  • ability to communicate in English;
  • at least 18 years old.