Training Course: ‘Be a leader in an environmental organisation’
When: 5.10. – 12.10.2012
Where: Bela u Jevicka, Czech Republic, Ecological Center Renata
Who: Youth and Environment Europe
The extensive experience of YEE working on youth environmental projects has highlighted the particular need for providing young people with knowledge and skills about leadership, and the opportunity to develop and practice their leadership skills. That is why YEE decided to organise a training course on leadership skills in environmental youth organisations. For our network competent and skilled leaders are very important in bringing local projects into European level, exchanging experiences, multiplying and involving many other young people.
The training course ‘Be a leader in an environmental organisation’ was projected for young people who are leaders, coordinators, youth workers in their organisations and want to improve their skills in leading projects and managing groups. 22 young people from 10 youth organisations (from Latvia, Germany, Portugal, Albania, Serbia, Armenia, Macedonia, Italy and Czech Republic) met to practice the skills of being a good leader in environmental projects. The TC addressed the need of youth organisations to have competent, experienced and skilled volunteers and workers that will know well how to use the potential and energy of young people involved in the organisation. We focused especially on young people working in the field of environmental protection and non-formal education so that they could pass their knowledge in the topic well, involve in their projects many people and give the biggest possible impact to their activities.
During the training course, we trained skills of organising better quality projects at local and international level, facilitating meetings, giving feedback, preparing evaluations, giving presentations, motivating people, etc. We also initiated the exchange of experience and in this way showed various points of view, methods and practices in leading and facilitating projects.
The most important follow-up of the project was the booklet ‘How to be a leader in an environmental organisation’.
This booklet can be your starting point to becoming a more effective leader. It will help you identify your leadership style, get a deeper knowledge of your organisation, learn more about project management, work on your skills in facilitating, giving feedback, motivating others and dealing with conflict.
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Find the agenda of the agenda from the training session here:
- Youth and Environment Europe, Czech Republic
- ZC Hnutí Brontosaurus Modry kamen, Czech Republic
- FÖJ-AKTIV, Germany
- Organizaçao para a Promoçao dos Ecoclubes, Portugal
- Young Researchers of Serbia, Serbia
- Stepanavan Youth center, Armenia
- DEM, Macedonia
- Environmental center for Development Education and Networking, Albania
- BALTA DABA, Latvia
- Mine Vaganti, Italy