The training course “Young leaders” which took place on 24-27 September 2020 in Kazimierz Dolny (Poland) was the third part of the four planned for the whole course. First course took place in June 2019 in Lublin (organized by Europejski Dom Spotkań - Fundacja Nowy Staw (EDS-FNS)) the second one in October 2019 in Setubal/Portugal (organized by CFTL - Centro de Formação e Tempos Livres). This one was again organized by EDS-FNS, with the support of EZA and of the European Union.
This training has taken a hybrid form because of the current epidemiological situation in Europe. The training room was attended by representatives of trade unions from Poland Participants from France, Portugal and those polish ones who couldn’t come in person were virtually present by the zoom platform and took active part in exercises and discussions. The total number of participants was 24 (both: online and offline).
The training staff were scientists associated with the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków and Karol Wojtyła Institute - Science Foundation.
Workshops about modern social media were led by Ms. Marta Chorna - Marketing Specialist in PROJEKTOR (National Student Volunteering Program)
During this course attention was paid to the following aspects:
Despite of the lack the direct contact between participants it was possible to involve them into group work by using the capabilities of the ZOOM platform (ZOOM rooms). They worked and discussed topics in the language groups and then presented results to the others.
Trainers lead alongside the lecture style of work many active exercises – both individual and in the small groups. Prof. Ryszard Stocki and Jarosław Kucharski prepared and conducted also a simulation game which attracted attention of both groups: online and offline. Those present in the conference room took part in active way playing their roles, when online participants were observers of this game. This way they could share their observations and conclusions at the end of this game, what was very valuable for those who were actively involved in playing the roles.
This course gave the opportunity to discuss and plan the next course which is supposed to be in France organized by CFTC (Confédération Française des Travailleurs Chrétiens). People during the evaluation session could share their needs and expectations. The evaluation was guided by the the idea of involvement of participants during this session.
They listed following aspects and educational needs: