An intensive and eventful weekend lies behind the 18 participants of the second advanced training course on work-leadership in youth development work on 21 and 22 May. On two days, a colorful group gathered in the workshop3 in Hamburg to discuss the topics of learning, methodology, behavior, attitudes and goals for sustainable development. The event is the cooperation of Engagement Global gGmbH Außenstelle Hamburg and e.p.a. Europajugendbüro Hamburg and was a complete success. Cindy Fischer and Jendrik Peters of Kipaji have accompanied the training as a seminar management.
Sustainable development is versatile
The first experiences with workshops and development cooperation were already exchanged at the arrival of the participants on Saturday morning, and it became quickly clear how versatile both these and the abilities within the group were. With the start of the advanced training, the participants then entered a relaxed and pleasant working atmosphere. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were presented and discussed together. It was particularly interesting how many different personal perspectives and priorities with regard to these goals brought to light the stimulated discussions. The group quickly realized how versatile the topic of sustainable development is and that a clear prioritization of one or fewer goals is not possible. Sustainable development is a complex undertaking which must be addressed from all sides.
With the topic of learning and structured conception, the group finally turned to the objectives and the visualization of plans and content. It was again much discussed, exchanged and industriously at the flipchart and on paper tried. At the end of the first day an intense group feeling had already developed among the participants.
Direct feedback from the round
With a playful entry, the second day of the advanced training was introduced. Shortly thereafter the participants were again diligently trying to find appropriate methods for the youth development work. In small groups the participants then discussed their own workshop concepts. So everyone got the opportunity to get direct feedback and helpful tips from the round – a valuable exchange. The organizational framework of a workshop, financing possibilities and hints on network possibilities concluded the day and the open questions of the group. In the end, there were 18 participants, who had grown into one group during only one weekend. They had all become rich in many experiences and impressions, and they had now acquired the knowledge and methods that form the basis for the conception of a workshop in youth development work. Many of them have already expanded their network and keep in touch.