Call for partners – Training Course – I Have a Dream – Life Coaching for Youth – Norway

ERASMUS+

Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals

  • What: training course
  • When: 14-22 May 2016
  • Where: Stavanger , Norway

Deadline

1 October, 2015

Summary

“I Have a Dream – Life Coaching for Youth” is an Erasmus+ Programme – KA1 training course to be held in Stavanger, Norway from 14th to 22nd May 2016. It will gather 24 youth workers, youth leaders, educators and volunteers from 12 countries from European Countries.

The aim of the project is to give tools to participants dealing with young people, to better understand and unlock their potential using methods that trigger the power of the mind and body in order to facilitate them to become active citizens and fully participate in our globalized multi-cultural society.

The training course will include various non-formal education methods such as ice-breakers and energisers, team building exercises, small group discussions, role-plays, individual exercises and reflection, feedback and evaluation activities.

This project will be an excellent opportunity to develop key competences and to share good practices across Europe, to develop strong relationships between partners and so to multiply the effects of the course by increasing the cooperation between partners through the development of new projects and initiatives.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the topic of the proposed project, please do the following:

>> Fill in the PARTNER REGISTRATION FORM (CLICK HERE)

>> Fill in, sign and stamp (if possible!) the MANDATE (DOWNLOAD HERE).

Context

Today we live in a very special age. An age where Technology and Globalisation has led to a free flow of information like no human has ever experienced before. The fast changing trends of technology create a bigger challenge for the educators to understand the needs, interests and capabilities of the youth of today. The changing advertising trends in brand slogans aimed at youth and young adults such as Adidas’ ‘Impossible is nothing’, EA sports ‘Challenge everything’, Nike ‘Just do it’, Reebok’  ‘I am what I am’, and Apple’s ‘Think different’, influence the youth of today to follow their dreams in a very powerful and persuasive way. Therefore it is important that the education systems make relevant changes with the times we live in.

As Sir Ken Robinson so eloquently mentioned in his famous TED speech, the current school system is only training and testing children’s ability to memorise and execute, instead of stimulating their intelligence. The result is an education system that is oriented towards mass production and is undermining their huge creative potential, generating incomplete and unsatisfied individuals as opposed to creatively balanced and evolved human beings.

NiTiN has been working in the last years to reach out different target groups and stakeholders like schools, youth clubs, youth leaders and sometimes even parents. With this project NiTiN wants to deepen that work and encourage youth and their stakeholders to explore their inner selves, their strengths, weaknesses, hidden talents, their dreams, the challenges they face, and to guide them in a structured way towards achieving them, from the smallest dream to the most challenging ones.

The TC “I Have a Dream” is essentially a youth development program for Youth Workers. It can be described as set of tools to guide youth and young adults, on how to identify and develop their potential to an optimum level. The program was based on the idea that if your life was a book and you were the author, how you would write your story. We all have many dreams and aspirations growing up but we let go of them as we grow into adulthood. One of the key reasons we give up on our dreams from our youth is because of a lack of structured guidance on how to go about achieving them, hence the reason for the creation of this training.

Themes/ topics

  • Early School Leaving / combating failure in education
  • Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment
  • New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Aim

The aim of the project is to give tools to participants dealing with young people, to better understand and unlock their potential using methods that trigger the power of the mind and body in order to facilitate them to become active citizens and fully participate in our globalized multi-cultural society.

General Objectives

  • O1 – Give tools and methods to youth workers/leaders to increase young people self-awareness and self-development;
  • O2 – Increase capacity of the organizations and youth workers to educate youth about healthy lifestyle and healthy behaviours;
  • O3 – Develop youth workers/leaders capacity and techniques to help them to develop soft skills of youngsters with fewer opportunities in a globalized multi-cultural society;
  • O4 – Develop a long lasting partnership for implementing quality Erasmus + projects, to fight youth unemployment and its consequences towards youth;
  • O5 – Develop an adequate non formal approach to raise the entrepreneurial skills and competences of young people amongst youth workers/leaders.

Specific Objectives

The training course “I Have a Dream – Life Coaching for Youth” is a structured 8 module program with 8 specific objectives.

Module 1 – Self Discovery

Objective O1.1: Give tools to deepen the understanding of an individual’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities (dreams), and Threats (Challenges)

Module 2 – Visualisation

Objective O1.2: Give Visualization Techniques – Learning to visualize a more desirable life

Module 3 – Time management

Objectives O5.1 – Explore relevant techniques of Time Management

Module 4 – Goal setting

Objectives O5.2 – Explore Goal Setting – The art of setting and accomplishing goals

Module 5 – Power of movement and stillness

Objectives O2.1 – Understand how movement and stillness can affect the body mind function

Module 6 – Balancing brain hemispheres

Objectives O3.1 – Learning to improve the engagement of all hemispheres of the brain

Module 7 – Ethics

Objectives O2.2– Understanding how choices made in life affect life experiences

Module 8 – Balance

Objectives O5.3 – Explore life roles – Learn the art of balancing all the different roles we play in life.

Conditions

  1. Partners must accept conditions stated on the registration form
  2. Partners should be highly motivated to participate in the dissemination and follow up activities.
  3. Partners have to have high interest toward youth work/education and motivation to work with non formal education.

Candidates that do not meet the requirements above will not be considered and hence taken off the list.

Eligible Countries (click here)

Only Programme Countries

Deadline for applications

Applications should be filled in until 28 September, 2015. 

Send the mandate to goncalo.guerreiro@nitin.no till 28 September the latest.

The selected candidates will be announced until 29 September 2015.

Contact person

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us at:

goncalo.guerreiro@nitin.no | +47 98 84 09 75