Oana Baloc a participat la SOHO European Training Course in De Glind, Olanda (28.01-1.02.2015)

10945823_10206027093856838_5998848037951999945_oIn perioada 28 ianuarie – 1 februarie 2015 am participat la SOHO European Training Course in De Glind, Olanda, un training de networking adresat organizatiilor de trimitere, gazduire sau coordonare din contextul SEV.

Trainingul a fost conceput pentru toti cei ce fac parte din sistemul de suport din jurul unui voluntar SEV, fie ei mentori sau persoane implicate in activitatile desfasurate de catre acestia. Au fost abordate nenumarate aspecte legate de imbunatatirea acestui proces de suport incepand de la realizarea unui proces de selectie cat mai reusit, pregatirea voluntarului inainte de inceperea proiectului, la oferirea unei relatii de metorat de calitate si a unui contact bun cu asociatia gazda. De asemenea am descoperit si importanta mentinerii legaturii cu mentorul din asociatia de trimitere pe intreaga durata a proiectului si beneficiile aplicarii unor metode de evaluare sau autoevaluare periodice. Rolul aceluiasi mentor devine foarte important si la revenire in tara a voluntarului in ajutorul oferit la readaptare.

Ceea ce am scris mai sus au fost cateva aspecte mai teoretice pe care le-am abordat. Ca experienta personala, zilele petrecute in Olanda au fost minunate. Am intalnit atatea persoane pasionate de munca pe care o fac, venite la training pentru a invata cum si ce pot face mai bine. A fost un schimb continuu de “good practices” (“bune practici”) dar si de experiente esuate sau problematice din care am avut de invatat. Ce m-a impresionat intr-adevar a fost disponibilitatea oamenilor de a impartasi experiente, dar si de a accepta puncte de vedere diferite si de a isi regandi propriile abordari in functie de ceea ce au aflat.

In ceea ce ma priveste, am dorit sa particip la acest training in calitate de mentor SEV. Fac asta de aproape 2 ani si am resimtit nevoia de informatii noi si de ghidaj. In aceasta privinta, atat ceilalti participanti la training, cat si trainerii si instrumentele oferite de ei mi-au fost de mare ajutor. Mi-am clarificat abordarea de mentorat care mie imi e cea mai naturala dar si cum o pot modela in functie de nevoile voluntarului, ce metode sau instrumente pot folosi pentru a facilita atat relatia cu el cat si evaluarea sau autoevaluarea a diferite aspecte.

Mai presus de toate lucrurile pe care le-am invatat sau pe care le-am impartasit la randul meu, au fost 5 zile petrecute alaturi de oameni plini de viata si pasionati, cu discutii pline de inspiratie sau hohote de ras. A fost o experienta chiar deosebita.

Oana Baloc este mentor pentru voluntarii SEV gazduiti de ACTOR, ca o continuare a stagiului SEV, avut in Polonia

https://evstrimitere.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/oana-baloc-2-sau-povestea-povestii-proiectul-sau-sev/

https://evstrimitere.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/oana-baloc-polonia/

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Between the 28th of January and 1st of February I took part in a SOHO European Training Course in De Glind, Holland, a network training for sending, hosting and coordinating associations for EVS.

                The target group of this training was consisted in all the people part of the support system around and EVS volunteer, either mentors or people connected with the volunteer’s activities. A number of very interesting topics were addressed, such as how to improve the process of selection of the volunteers, the pre departure training, how to offer a good mentorship support throughout the project or how the best relationship with the hosting organization should look like. Also, while discussing and disseminating our findings we discovered the importance of maintaining a permanent contact between the mentor from the sending organization and the volunteer during the whole project and the benefits of periodical evaluations and self evaluations. The same mentor has an important role when the volunteer returns home, offering his support in readapting, which sometimes can be really hard.

                As a personal experience, the 5 days I spent in Holland were wonderful. I met so many people passionate about their work, who came to the training to learn more about how and what they can improve. Everything was a continuous exchange of good practices or bad experiences from which we could learn something. The thing that really impressed me was the availability of people for sharing and also for being open for new and different perspective on how things can be done.

                Me, I wanted to attend this training as an EVS mentor. I am doing this for almost two years and I felt the need of new information and specialized guidance. Both the trainers and the other participants offered me instruments and insights that proved very useful for me. I managed to clarify what kind of mentoring style it’s more natural for me but also how I can adapt it to the needs of the volunteers, what methods or instruments I can use to facilitate both our relationship and the evaluation and self evaluation for the volunteer.

                Beyond all the things that I learned and shared, there were five days between people passionate about their work, passionate about their lives, full of lively discussions and laughter. It was a great experience!

Oana Baloc, actualy is mentor for the hosted EVS volunteers in ACTOR. She was also EVS volunteer in Poland:

https://evstrimitere.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/oana-baloc-2-sau-povestea-povestii-proiectul-sau-sev/

https://evstrimitere.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/oana-baloc-polonia/

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