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Empowering Educators: Insights from the ‘Emotional Adult Training of Trainers in Gdansk, Poland

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For a few days in November, Gdansk served as the captivating backdrop for the transformative “Emotional Adult Training – Train of Trainers.” Hosted by the Polish partner Fundacja NOVA, this event unfolded within the inspiring walls of the European Solidarity Centre. The fantastic gathering welcomed representatives from various organizations, including Europass Berlin, S.I.D.E.S. APS, INDEPCIE, Education Innovation Lab, Eurospeak and Fundacja NOVA. This dynamic mix of participants added depth to the training, reflecting a commitment to shared learning and collaboration on an international scale.

Fundacja NOVA welcomed partners to their home city of Gdansk—a location worth seeing in itself. The rich history and cultural significance of Gdansk provided a unique and enriching backdrop for the training, enhancing the overall experience for participants.

The training immersed participants in the intricacies of utilizing SESKAT project results. Through a combination of hands-on exercises, group discussions, and real-world applications, attendees gained practical insights into transferring competencies to adults and exploiting project outcomes effectively.

Soft skills development took center stage, with participants engaging in focus groups, exercises, and state-of-the-art methodologies from the SESKAT project. This approach not only enhanced communication and collaboration skills but also instilled a deeper understanding of emotional intelligence—an invaluable asset in the realm of adult education.

The training journey delved into modern coaching methodologies and emotional intelligence techniques. Participants gained valuable insights into motivating and inspiring diverse learner groups, equipping them to create engaging and impactful learning environments tailored to individual needs.

Participants learned how to engage target group members and adapt learning materials to suit adult learners, ensuring inclusivity and relevance.

The training also offered a comprehensive exploration of training modules and tools developed in specific project results. Participants left with a clear understanding of how to implement these modules in collaboration with adult educators, trainers, and the target audience, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

The collaborative nature of the training, with consortium members taking turns as moderators, facilitated a rich exchange of diverse perspectives and best practices. This collaborative spirit contributed to a dynamic learning environment, enriching the collective knowledge pool of the participants.

In conclusion, the “Emotional Adult Training – Train of Trainers” in Gdansk emerged as a pivotal platform for knowledge acquisition, collaboration, and community-building. The legacy of this transformative training is poised to endure, with educators from Europass Berlin, S.I.D.E.S. APS, INDEPCIE, Education Innovation Lab, Fundacja NOVA, and Eurospeak equipped to make lasting contributions to the evolving landscape of adult education. As these professionals bring their enhanced skills and methodologies into their respective roles, the impact on learners and the field at large is bound to be profound and enduring.

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