International TC “STRATEGIC MENTORING: Partnership building activity & Training of Mentors”
Development of projects in non-formal education and learning goes forward and it already changes educational environment and perception of non-formal education and learning (and also informal learning) into widely accepted concept. In the field of international non-formal educational projects, big role is played by voluntary projects. Volunteers who come to other country to learn are in need of a person who would help to guide them through learning process and assist with their self-reflection. This reference person is a Mentor.
As volunteers, in this sense we mean both EVS volunteers and other voluntary educational project volunteers. As mentioned above, the educational projects itself move forward and are updated and developed, which raises need for mentors who would be able to keep the pace with changes. In addition, and probably in relation with previous statement, we noticed higher interest of mentors or future mentors, in various international mentoring trainings.
Partnership building activity
An event aimed on development framework and methodology for the following mentorship training in order to include points partner organisations deem important for future development of their mentors. The result should be a guide and sum of topics to be used to train mentors which these organisations will send to the next stage. By working on this common mentor educational strategy partners will also deepen their relationships and learn in what fields they can cooperate in the future (organisations should be very “compatible”, as they will come with similar background).
Based on information and methodology gathered from previous PBA the mentors sent by participating organisations will be trained in various skills including communication, intercultural learning, crisis resolution etc.