24-28 April 2017 | Oslo, Norway
TC will give youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for exploring various kinds of diversity. It aims to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other.
All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language. Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work.
Goal of the training course:
To train 30 youth workers in how to manage diversity in their daily work and in youth activities. The participants will also be trained in how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate despite differences.
During the training course, we will look at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We will offer concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We will facilitate discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups.
Participants at the course will also learn how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.
• To explore different forms of diversity and inclusion
• To strengthen and develop youth workers 'diversity management’ skills
• To learn from approaches and methods used in youth work, but also in other sectors (such as business or formal education) and see how those can be adapted to fit the needs of the youth field.
• To gain knowledge on different tools, methods and techniques for managing diversity and interacting successfully despite differences and potential misunderstandings.
• To translate these tools and methods to Erasmus+:Youth in Action projects. How can you benefit from these in international youth projects.
Profile of participants:
• Working directly with young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders and social workers.
• Participants who work with young people with fewer opportunities will be given priority.
• Interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ skills and to learn to deal with diversity of all kinds (not only cultural)
• International experience is not a must.
• Able to work in (international) English.
• From E+: YiA Programme countries