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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Back to Work: A training course employment counselors and guidance staff of returning migrants and unemployed
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRUNDTVIG GRANT (ADULT EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
CONFERENCE OR SEMINAR
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 2010-1-RO1-LEO05-07460
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Career guidance and counselling
Pedagogy and didactics
Specific target groups: Roma, travellers, occupational travellers & migrants
Other general courses revers migration, validation of prior learning
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
Greek
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
Greek
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Higher education institution offering outreach courses for adults
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Centres for guidance, councelling or accreditation
Other sectors of adult education
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Inspectors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
Other, namely: assessors
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
Romanian Institute for Adult Education
Bogdanestilor Street
No.32 A
300389 -
Timisoara
Romania
www.irea.uvt.ro
 
Simona Lidia Sava
+40725225250
+40356816532
ssava@socio.uvt.ro
Catalin Martin
+40725225249
+40356816532
catalin.martin@irea.uvt.ro
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Participants will become acquainted with the process of validation and recognition of the real competencies the unemployed people as a part of counseling services done in a personalized way, based on the achievement and needs of the persons facing unemployment.
- To raise awareness on the importance of validation and recognition of competences.
- To present instruments that support recognizing and validating their competencies, by enabling the counselors in the employment offices to use them more widely for validating the competencies acquired in non-formal and informal contexts is a way to shortage their return to labor market.
- To enable employment offices’ counselors, NGO representatives and assessors in the assessment centers to use these instruments.
- To permit exchange of best practices in the field of validation of prior learning outcomes and counseling services for unemployed between the partner countries.
- To present best practices in the context of promoting efficient matching between needs and skills/competences on the labor market.
This conference will be held differently where we’d like to create a learning space. We call it a “Learning Café”. Learning café is about sharing and discussing questions that matter to all of us. Learning café encourages interactive learning and networking in an informal and engaging environment.It is a place where presenter will become a host of a “cafe” and share his/her thoughts with cafe guests. As a guest of a café you have time to discuss the most important issues raised by the host of the cafe in a relaxed and stimulating environment. Each flow session will have 3 to 4 cafes and guests can visit all of them in one session. As a presenter-host you get to share your ideas with all conference participants. Café host has 10-15 minutes for presenting and the same amount of time for discussion with guests. And then you’ll get new guests in your cafe to hear your thoughts. You may take notes from the discussion for later on conclusions. Café hosts may use handouts or other presentation techniques in the cafe e.g. computers, posters, photos, i-Pads etc. Please bring your handouts with you to the seminar. Learning café is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. Learning Café can be modified to meet a wide variety of needs. Specifics of context, numbers, purpose, location, and other circumstances are factored into each event's unique invitation, design, and question choice, but the following five components comprise the basic model:
1) Setting: Create a "special" environment
2) Welcome and Introduction
3) Small Group Rounds
4) Harvest: After the small groups individuals are invited to share insights or other results from their conversations with the rest of the large group.
Creating an Open Space.Open Space Technology is one way to enable all kinds of people, in any kind of organisation, to create inspired meetings and events. Over the last 20+ years, it has also become clear that opening space, as an intentional leadership practice, can create inspired organizations, where ordinary people work together to create extraordinary results with regularity.In Open Space meetings, events and organizations, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme of strategic importance, such as: What is the strategy, group, organization or community that all stakeholders can support and work together to create?With groups of 5 to 2000+ people -working in one-day workshops, three-day conferences, or the regular weekly staff meeting -- the common result is a powerful, effective connecting and strengthening of what's already happening in the organization: planning and action,learning and doing, passion and responsibility, participation and performance.Open Space works well when the work to be done is complex, the people and ideas involved are diverse, the passion for resolution (and potential for conflict) are high, and the time to get it done was yesterday. It's been called passion bounded by responsibility, the energy of a good coffee break, intentional self-organization,spirit at work, chaos and creativity, evolution in organization, and a simple, powerful way to get people and organizations moving - when and where it's needed most.While Open Space is known for its apparent lack of structure and welcoming of surprises, it turns out that the Open Space meeting or organization is actually very structured -- but that structure is so perfectly fit to the people and the work at hand, that it goes unnoticed in its proper role of supporting (not blocking) best work.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Day 1: 7 December

09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 10.00 Welcome message - Coordinating & host
institution
10.00 – 11.00 Counseling and guidance in Europe:
new perspectives and challenges
Raimo Vourinen (ELGPN Finland) TBC
Alexandra Dehmel (CEDEFOP Greece) TBC
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 Validation of competences in Europe
Ruud Duvekot (Inholland University) TBC
12.00 – 12.30 The Back to Work experiences (what, why, how)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Learning Cafés (1, 2, 3, 4)
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.30 Open Space
16.30 – 17.00 Panel: reflections on the 1st conference day

Day 2: 8 December

09.00 – 10.30 Back to Work: counseling instrument presentation
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Papers presentations on counseling and
validation
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Round table on validation and counseling
Assessment/ evaluation session
Farewell speech
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance
 
Certificate of attendance
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