Training Course: Practicing Coaching & Mentoring” training

Location: Ommen, Netherlands

Dates: 22-28 March 2018

Number of participants: 36

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Organizer: Olde Vechte Foundation

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Deadline to apply: 8 February 2018

Date of selection: 22 February 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Luis Miguel Real Kotbani at:


This is an open call training, which means that participation fee and travel costs are covered by the participants. There is no reimbursement for that. Accommodation and food are covered by Olde Vechte.

For this training there is a participation fee of 360 €.
The participation fee for people living in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Norway,
Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland is of 460 €.

> You receive a 15% discount if you are a student or you don’t have a paid job.
> If you have done a Basic Synergy Training, you receive a 10% discount.
> If you are a student or you don’t have a paid job and have completed a Basic Synergy Training you receive a total discount of 25 %.

*The discounts apply regardless of the country you are coming from.

“Practicing Coaching & Mentoring” training

The Practicing Coaching and Mentoring is designed with the aim of facilitating personal and professional growth for people who are involved or interested in coaching. This training is intended to help you to improve your abilities as a coach and a mentor.

The Practicing Coaching and Mentoring is a 7 days international course designed for youth workers, youth, leaders, mentors, coaches, and trainers with the aim of facilitating personal and professional growth.

Note that the training is an open-call event, it’s not founded by Erasmus+!
We count on participants from Europe who don’t need VISA in order to travel to the Netherlands. For more information, check our website:

The program of this training is composed with the emphasis on experiential learning and is available to the people who are active in the youth work sector.
Feeling comfortable in the role of a coach and mentor comes to some people more easily than the others, but it is, in its core, a talent that can be developed and practiced.
The build-up of the training takes individual differences of the participants into account and offers a variety of activities, exercises, techniques, tools, theoretical framework and practical advices in the field of realizing their own projects successfully, through adapting coaching styles and strategies.

The Practicing Coaching and Mentoring training offers a unique learning approach that reaches out to the participants through a wide range of coaching methods that incorporate learning by doing or learning by experiencing.
The training opens a door to new approaches and methods of coaching and mentoring, as they
are available at the moment and manifests itself through intense practicing, using real life examples, introduction and reflection videos, as well as live demonstrations.

In this training we will explore:
>The dynamics of how to establish better communication with others, both internally and externally.
>How to improve connection with others and generate trust.
>How to identify and clarify misunderstandings in communication.
>How to increase the ability to create choices and flexibility in managing your states and behaviours.
>How to match your communication to the person you are having the conversation with.
>How to become more efficient in the activities you facilitate and how to create your desired impact.

The program generally consists of 8 to 12 hours of activities and practice per day, but it is usually adapted to the needs of the group. From the first day there will be time for practicing and there will be daily coaching sessions for this, where you can implement the received input.