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SEMPRE Empowerment Trainings are being piloted – more to come in Fall/Winter 2018/19. Register now!

Published: 2018-08-01
SEMPRE Empowerment Trainings are being piloted – more to come in Fall/Winter 2018/19. Register now!

As one of the main outputs of the SEMPRE project the Training Modules shall raise the competence of social service provider’s staff to cope with the challenges of empowerment and end-user involvement in their work. Thus, it is essential that these training modules will be developed, tested and evaluated in a real environment, before the final version is disseminated to the public.

Pilot trainings have already been conducted by partners in Denmark, Germany and Finland. These workshops examine real everyday problems of the staff of social providers in case studies, role-playing games and training tasks and are thereby of great practical relevance. At the core they follow the methodology of action learning, where instructions session with presence of trainers and trainees are followed by periods where the trainees apply the learned knowledge which will be eventually closed with a reflection and feedback session at the end of the training cycle.

One of these pilot workshops is currently taking place at the Economic Academy of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel in cooperation with the company SOKRATES Wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen with eight participants from social service organisations. Due to the interest of many potential participants another pilot training is planned to be conducted in Kiel (Germany) in fall / winter 2018/2019. Participation is free of charge and all participants who are interested should be exempted for the three sequences of the workshop (one day presence sessions each, plus 1-2 online coachings) by their employer.

See the announcement of the training workshop with the programme and contact details to register:

SEMPRE Empowerment Training (2nd piloting) at Wirtschafsakademie Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel (Germany)
Note: this workshop is being conducted in German. 


Picture: (c) Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein

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