The training course «Be aware of what you Observe: observation and evaluation techniques to improve youth work» was organized by Colorful House Organization.
Place: Kakheti Region, Georgia
Dates: June 2014
Number of participants from ChangeLog Foundation: 1 participant.
The ability to observe and evaluate is critical in identifying one’s strengths to build and weaknesses to address – to aligning all of the efforts in the pursuit of strategic priorities. In frames of the project, participants were provided a chance to reflect on beliefs, values and aims through dispassionate achievement of skills and knowledge.
The aim of training was to help participants strengthen their knowledge around the topics and new trends in development of evaluations, learn how to use an equity focused perspective throughout the evaluation process, deeper their understanding of how evaluation methodology could be used to reach out to traditionally excluded groups, also develop skills and strategies to be more responsive in dynamic environments as well as maintain open and trusting relationship with youth.
During 5 days participants coverered such topics as the theory and practice of evaluations and observations, game playing, theory of youth work, adapting evaluations and observations as tools for non-formal learning for different target groups, etc.
The trainings course was led by an international team of experienced trainers from Colorful House (Georgia), The Richter Foundation (The Netherlands), the Institute of Psychology and Management (Lithuania).