Training course: StageCraft for Youth Workers
Location: Sermugnano, Castiglione in Teverina, Italy
Dates: 12-18 November 2018
Number of participants: 26 participants
Participating countries: Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom
Organizer: Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente
Apply here: Application form
Deadline to apply: 21 September 2018
Date Of Selection: 26 September 2018
Inquiries about this training course: StageCraft Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:
Italy – 20€
Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom – 275€
The course foresees a non-refundable participation bond of 30€ to be paid by bank transfer after selection and an on-the-spot participation fee – to be paid in cash – on a sliding scale from 20€ to 70€. Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 6 days training programme.
StageCraft for Youth Workers
Develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.
“StageCraft for Youth Workers” is 6 days residential training course promoted by Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente (Italy) and Think
Forward (UK). The course aims to develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.
The project will take place in Sermugnano, a small village in central Italy, from the 12th to the 18th of November 2018 (travel days included). It will involve 26 participants and 4 trainers from 8 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom).
The objectives of the training course are:
• To develop and build on a greater understanding of the presentation and engagement skills and experiences of youth workers;
• To explore and understand the effects of effective presentation and engagement with an audience of young people and in the role of
• To gain a greater awareness of the theory behind “Stagecraft” taken from the fields of psychology, sociology, education, theatre
and creative community (comedy, music and drama);
• To identify and realise the opportunities to put the skills developed into practice;
The course seeks to develop what we think are the neglected and advanced skills of being able artfully to use the environment, our physiology, our body language and the content of our message to young people to make our Youth Work even more effective. We draw on skills-sets used in the theatre, by professional presenters and comedians, and in applied psychology to make the
training diverse and exciting. Participants will come to realise that as well as expensive and ubiquitous technology, there are many factors,
resources and skills that we can use to get and maintain the attention and interest of young people and so develop productive and effective relationships with them.