On 13 March the first two of the Soufflearning workshops took place in Piraeus, Greece. The workshops were organized by our Greek partner the VET centre IRIS. The day started off with a train-the-trainer session in which participants from the area of vocational training could get to know the basics of the Soufflearning methodology. Later that day they were joined by representatives of interested SMEs for the second event.
The workshops were led by Traute Winzker, professional coach and Soufflearning expert, and Kristin Auer, Director of the Educational Centre of the Bonn Science Shop. Seven trainers participated in the workshop, which was held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
After a warm welcome, introductions, and a short ice-breaking activity, the participants learned about the ins and outs of the Soufflearning method:
- Overview over the training method
- Necessary skills for the trainers
- Sectors best suited for the method to be implemented
- Principles of the Soufflearning methodology
- Overview over all steps of a Soufflearning session
During the workshop many practical questions and lively discussions emerged. These included considerations of the current reality of the Greek economic environment and cultural aspects which need to be taken into account.
In the afternoon, the newly acquired knowledge could be directly applied in practical training sessions. There was a lot of interactivity between trainers and trainees in a friendly atmosphere.
At the SME workshop later on, nine different companies, represented by 11 people, were present. The Soufflearning method was met with great interest and four organizations already signed up to participate in the initial pilot training in Greece.
Following the SME event in the hotel Royal Olympic, all participants (Trainers and SMEs) were invited to a buffet and drink in the skybar to end the day pleasantly.
Below you can find some impressions from the workshops in image form. Click to enlarge.
Are you interested in learning more about the Soufflearning method or conducting a training in your company? Please don’t hesitate to contact us either via the contact information on the right or through our partner page.