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Know the way- go the way- show the way

Know the way- go the way- show the way- Leadership Training in Cyprus

Know the Way- Go the Way- Show the Way was a project led by SEAL CYPRUS,  the Cyprus Organisation for Sustainable Education and Active Learning, with the participation of 12 partners and a total duration of 12 months (May 2015– May 2016). Part of the project was a training course with the same title that took place in Larnaca, Cyprus from 30 September to 7 October 2015.

Basic Info

Project type: Erasmus+ Key Action 1. Mobility of Youth Workers. Youth Workers’ Training & Networking.
Leading partner: SEAL CYPRUS, Cyprus Organisation for Sustainable Education & Active Learning
The participants: 42 youth workers and board members from 13 countries.
Main theme of the project: Leadership. Acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to improve personal development and employability.
Support of the professional development of those who work in the field of youth in order to improve the quality of youth work across Europe.


Partners

CYPRUS ORGANISATION FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION & ACTIVE LEARNING- SEAL (CYPRUS)

YOUTH BREATH (ARMENIA)

PRONI (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)

FRI DONETSK (UKRAINE)

SEIKLEJATE VENNASKOND (ESTONIA)

SCAMBIEUROPEI (ITALY)

EXPRESS YOURSELF (LATVIA)

PRISMS (MALTA)

MILLENIUM- TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (MOLDOVA)

ASOCIATIA TINERI PARTENERI PENTRU DEZVOLTAREA SOCIETATII CIVILE (ROMANIA)

ASOCIACION CULTURAL INTEGRA (SPAIN)

VSI BEEPART KURYBINES DIRBTUVES (LITHUANIA)

POLITES ASSOCIATION (POLAND)

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

The youth unemployment rate in the European Union in October 2014 was 21.6 % which interprets into 4.983 million unemployed young people.

With more than a quarter of European employers struggling to fill vacancies (according to a research published by McKinsey management consultants in early 2014) there is a big pressure for young people to be job-ready and able to perform from day one. The lack of experience of paid work limits the development of key employability skills and soft skills including self-motivation, time management and communication skills. Having an active role in a youth organisation can help young people develop important personal and professional skills. The transferable skills that young people acquire from being part of a group can help them prepare for any job they might choose.

Youth organisations offer opportunities for leadership that young people might not get otherwise. Leadership involves the development of positive skills and attitudes around active citizenship. At the same time, youth organisations can benefit from the improvement of the leadership skills of the youth workers and the young board members.

The training course Know the way- go the way- show the way supported the participants to develop the skills required to analyze strengths and weaknesses, to set personal and professional goals and have the self-confidence to carry them out, to guide others on a course of action, to influence their behavior, and show them the way.

The training course Know the way- go the way- show the way was an opportunity to learn and practice leadership. Youth workers and young board members worked together to improve leadership skills such as decision-making and working efficiently with others in order to succeed both in youth activities and the workplace.

 


PROJECT OBJECTIVES

To provide theoretical input about leadership;

To motivate the participants to assume responsibility within their organisations;

To show the participants how to influence others towards a common goal;

To provide hands on and experiential activities;

To offer opportunities for the people involved to take on various roles in the project and to succeed;

To encourage youth involvement in developing youth projects under and beyond Erasmus+ ;

To allow the participants to experience the consequences of their decisions;

To provide the opportunity to interact with a mentor;

To build on the capacity of youth organisations;

To promote European cooperation and future joint projects.

METHODOLOGY

All working activities aimed at fostering intercultural learning and exchange between participants from diverse backgrounds. The methodology included formal and non– formal education tools such as thematic workshops, simulation games, role play, plenary debates, interactive lectures, audio-visual presentations, small and large group discussions, self- assessment and more.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION

SEAL CYPRUS gave emphasis on involving youth in every stage of the project. The participants in the training course had the opportunity:

To observe, practice, and develop leadership skills;

To experience various styles of leadership;

To assess personal and organizational strengths and to set goals;

To understand the components of project management;

To manage volunteer projects in terms of human and material resources.

MAIN TOPICS

GROUP-BUILDING, TEAM WORK

INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP VS. MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

LEADERSHIP STYLES

DECISION MAKING

COACHING

INTRODUCTION TO ERASMUS+

THE EUROPEAN CERTIFICATE “YOUTHPASS”

ACTIVE LISTENING

SPEAKING & PRESENTATION SKILLS

NEGOTIATION SKILLS

MASTER SUPPRESSION TECHNIQUES

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

VISIBILITY, DISSEMINATION & EXPLOITATION OF PROJECT RESULTS

FUTURE PLANNING & INFORMAL CONTACT MAKING

EVALUATION  (REFLECTION GROUPS, MID– TERM, FINAL)


You can download the official publication about the project at the end of this webpage

KGS the Way_Project Summary.pdf 

 
Official visit to Youth Information Center
 
From the EMCC presentation
 
Official visit to Europe Direct in Larnaca

 
 
This project was financed with the support of the European Commission. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of the publisher and the European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information.

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SEAL CYPRUS,
Jun 27, 2016, 4:15 AM
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