Facilitating, Learning, Organising and Welcoming! A critical Training of Trainers
FLOW is a training for learning about facilitation in a non-formal education setting, and gaining an insight into sustainable and inclusive project design and management. Well-qualified trainers are needed to lead these projects and ensure their effectiveness and sustainablity.
There are many activists within the peace movement who want to become active as trainers and organisers of educational projects that contribute to a culture of peace. Therefore, International Secretariat of SCI organized a Training of Trainers, with a special focus on peace education and inclusion.
Empower participants to train in peace education.
Provide (future) youth workers with new inspirations and perspectives for peace education to get in a good flow while initiating, organizing and managing educational projects.
Share approaches and institutional structures for developing and organizing new peace education projects based on the needs of its youth participants (including Project Management and EU fundings).
Reflect on how power structures can be reproduced in organizing projects and how we could integrate peace values in social movement on all levels of organizing educational projects.
Improve the quality of NFE instruments that can be used in future events, projects, training courses, seminars and general meetings.
FLOW is not just a training; it’s an exploration of facilitation in a non-formal education setting. Delve into sustainable and inclusive project design, management, and critical thinking.
Date: 23-29 April 2024
Location: Near Innsbruck, Austria
Online Preparation Period
Participants were invited to participate in the online course “Peace in Practice”. A padlet was created for the training sessions with different resources and participant were invited to get to know each other before the start of the training.
Online training course
The training was held online and it included 5 basic elements: Welcoming, Introduction, Group building, Basics of being a Trainer, Power Structures in Educational Activities, Project Planning and Evaluation & Reflection. The training also taught participants how to run online projects themselves. So, it consisted of 3 working days, 6 evening sessions, and several individual tasks. A large Padlet resource library and interactive space was also available to participants.
In the follow-up period until June 2021, each participant was encouraged to run a workshop with their organisation. The planning of the workshops, as well as other follow-up projects, was started during the time of the training itself and we encouraged participants to work on it as much in the 4 weeks of the training as possible. During the follow-up phase, there was also the possibility to get feedback from the project team as well as from other participants in a peer-review process.
In the first edition of the Change Makers, six people shared their stories with the audience, on a broad range of topics: food sovereignty in Mesoamerica, Female Genital Mutilation, migration, squatting as a political need, defending indigenous rights through music and physical disability.
FLOW 2024 is financially supported by the CERV programme of the European Union.
FLOW’s previous edition was supported by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.