The Workshop Facilitator’s Guide

Introduction

The LIVE2WORK project has produced various tools and materials free for all to use, adapt and translate, and we strongly recommend that professionals who have participated in one of our workshops pay it forward, and train others in the use of the tools.

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The Target Groups and the Tools

This section of the guide, is dedicated to preparing the facilitator to assist end users who work with a blended target group or exclusively with migrants and refugees.

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Methodologies for Running a Live2Work Workshop

For a workshop to be successful, it is important that the facilitator creates a need for the learners. According to adult learning theories, which will be presented in the next chapters, it is most optimal when the need is linked to a relevant problem. This can be something related to the learners’ professional lives, or an area in which they are experiencing difficulties achieving a specific outcome. A need can also be their common interest, or a feeling that their input, experience and expertise is valuable and valued.

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Adult Learning Theories

When planning to run a LIVE2WORK workshop, facilitators should recognise the benefits of the concepts of adult learning theories and incorporate these into their teaching style. Our workshops are set out to respond to end users’ needs and contribute to the achievement of professional goals, by guiding them in making the correct choices when it comes to tools and materials needed to fulfil their goals.

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Learn from Success – Workshop Case

The LIVE2WORK workshop aims at focusing on what has been working so far, on inherent resources and strengths.

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The Workshop Modules

The workshop can include all dimensions, depending on the competencies of the end users and their needs.

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Planning a LIVE2WORK Training Workshop for End Users

What is important for a facilitator to know about the toolbox when running a training workshop? The toolbox emphasises that the theoretical knowledge is put into practice through presentations, discussions, and practical exercises by testing the tools in the “classroom”. End users need to be actively involved in the training.

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