Thursday, November 24, 2016


Name of the project: Leader’s Journey
Date: 09th to 16th November 2016
Country/City: Clare, Ireland

What was the main topic of the event?

Grete Vaalma: Leadership and organisational management.

Anastasia Volkova: The main aim of this training course was to develop the competences of youth workers to engage and empower them to take up leadership positions and to equip them with tools to lead a youth organisation.

What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?

Grete Vaalma: We had a big load of information every day and a lot of big learning moments, but probably biggest and most effective were all the simulations and teamwork games we did.

Anastasia Volkova: The whole training experience was very useful and interesting, but the biggest challenge for me was being true to myself in analysing my own leadership skills and competences.

Do you have any plans to continue follow up? If yes, what?

Grete Vaalma: No particular plans but I’ll definitely use this new knowledge wisely and take it into action anywhere I can.

Anastasia Volkova: I am definitely going to use all this knowledge in my future youth work studying and youth work itself.

Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?

Grete Vaalma: I would recommend it to that kind of friends who are seriously interested in management and wanting to develop their strategic planning and leadership skills because it really does that but to those who are just slightly involved and maybe also want to know a little from the local culture, it maybe might be a little disappointment since it is very strictly informative training course about things mentioned before and it keeps its path.

Anastasia Volkova: It would surely recommend this training course to my friends, because you not just get a lot of useful information about how to be an effective leader, but you get it from amazing youth leaders who are very passionate in their job. You will also get to know a lot of good people, who can become your friends and future partners.

More comments or anything else you would like to share? You can add here in your own language, if you want!

Grete Vaalma: Big big respect to the organising team who did that enormous amount of hard work to make this happen. And I’m also glad that I had the chance to meet all these other amazing participants. I had a great time :)

Anastasia Volkova: Just want to say a big fat THANK YOU, to the sending organisation especially Marco for being so helpful and to training course leaders – Sophie, Zita, Steve and Alan!

This Project was financed by European Commission's Erasmus + Programme 

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