“Embracing Diversity”- Training course on diversity management – Bonn, Germany

Training Course

21-26 May 2018 | Bonn, Germany

This Training Course is for 25 participants from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries .

TC will give youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for exploring various kinds of diversity. It aims to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other.

All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language. Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work.

This is the 2nd edition of the TC. The 1st one took place in Oslo, Norway, in April 2017

Goal of the training course:
To upskill youth workers in how to manage diversity in their daily work and in youth activities. The participants will also learn how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate despite their differences.

During the training course, we will look at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We will offer concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We will facilitate discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups.

Participants at the course will also learn how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.

• To explore and share concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion and learn from approaches and methods used in youth work and other different sectors, such as business or formal education.
• To translate these tools and methods to their own practice in youth work.

How we’ll work:
By using non-formal methods, learner centred approach and by offering spaces for sharing.

Profile of participants:
Working directly with young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers and vocational trainers.

• Participants who work with young people with fewer opportunities will be given priority.
• Interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ skills and to learn to deal with diversity of all kinds (not only cultural)
• International experience is not a must.
• Able to work in (international) English.
• From E+: YiA Programme countries



Hosting costs will be covered by the German NA & SALTO Inclusion. In case your are selected, the sending costs for participants will be reimbursed by the sending NAs. Please check the financial conditions with your sending National Agency.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Apply now!

Application deadline (24h CET): 11 March 2018.
Date of selection: 3 April 2018.
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