In autumn school always starts – as the words of a popular Polish song say. We, at Culture Shock, go back to school as well! It’s the beginning of our “Make it work – tools in training” project, through which we want to learn and develop innovative and interdisciplinary tools and methods of working with adults, gain and develop personal, social and coaching skills, and – last but not least – integrate our team. We will go to the Netherlands, twice, to take part in: “Practicing coaching” training this November and “Training for trainers” in March 2020 – . The trainings will be conducted by our partner organization Olde Vechte from Ommen in the Netherlands. We want to get the most out of these trainings (e.g. work with the body, use of context, theater techniques) in order to incorporate new skills and knowledge in our next projects, especially in the field of adult education.
Our partner, The Olde Vechte Foundation, has been operating since 1966 and its mission is to create an environment conducive to learning in an atmosphere of mutual understanding, care and cooperation. This organization addresses its offer primarily to trainers and educators whose needs cannot be met on the basis of a formal education model.
We intend to implement new methods and techniques into our training, research and workshops offer. We also plan to redefine and reinterpret the use of our current methods and tools (e.g. the use of mobile applications in the education and training process). The training is to give us specific skills, but we see it also as a potential source of inspiration for personal development of the team members and the development of the Foundation as a whole.