“From Couch to Coach” project was created for youth workers to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary in youth work. As youth worker is a person who dedicates his/her time to the youth and engages them into active participation through methods of non-formal education. It is like a road sign which indicates a right direction. Besides, it is worth to remember that youth worker is also a young person, who sometimes needs attention and support in determining path of his/her own development.
“From Couch to Coach” was hosted by Civic Forum NGO from 22-30 April, 2014 in Yerevan, Armenia, where through wandering, climbing and hiking in the mountains participants will have an opportunity to take advantages, accept challenges, deepen strengths and fight with their weaknesses. During this eight day project trainers helped 30 youth workers from Armenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Moldova, Belarus, Turkey, Estonia, Germany, Georgia and Ukraine to define ambitious goals connected with leadership and move toward them through coaching.
Participants learnt how to maximize their potential and how to keep balance between work and privacy for more effective youth work.