Succesful completion of Training: 21 Trainers on Ukraine-EU Assoiation Agreement instructed

The Civic School for Sound EU Practice’s training series on “Train-The-Trainer” in the context of the EU Associ­ation was success­fully completed in Lviv. The training series did not only follow the goal of conveying in-depth knowledge about the EU associ­ation process, but also extended the partic­i­pants’ trainer skills. This enables them to subse­quently become multi­pli­cators and design and implement their own training formats.

From concen­trating on the questions about the role trainers play, what kind of tasks there are, principles of adult education and working with different target groups, the focus was mainly on inter­active training methods and plans and the necessary materials. The conceptual work was comple­mented with tools for organizing and time management, which can ease the work of the prepa­ration and imple­men­tation phase of a training for the partic­i­pants. Also, one’s own presen­ta­tional skills are an important part of a trainer’s tool box. Along the “how to present”, a special focus was laid on involving the audience and working on an inter­esting as well as under­standable commu­ni­cation of contents. Especially story­telling and visual facil­i­tation were conveyed as successful techniques.

At the end of the workshop series, the partic­i­pants were given the chance to present their own presen­ta­tions, on which they were working over the course of the last workshops, and to get individual feedback. In order to complete the circle, the focus was given to the question on how to correctly evaluate exercises and what kind of tools would be helpful. The training series supported the partic­i­pants in devel­oping their own training concept and they are now prepared to success­fully implement trainings on their own. The realization of their first own training is now in our partic­i­pants’ respon­si­bility. We are wishing them all the best and are looking forward to hand out the certifi­cates to our partic­i­pants after successful imple­men­tation.

The Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) is a training programme for active citizens and change-makers in Ukraine. It creates a network of Associ­ation Agreement specialists with the common goal of enhancing Ukraine’s European integration.

CiSEP is supported by the German Federal Office (AA).